The business of life…

I’m not the type to air dirty laundry on social media. Nor do I often share tales of woe, or worry. I’m more the life chronicles and humorous rant type… Y’know… when things are done… and you can look back and laugh. Well, I’m not to laughing… yet. Life has gotten busy to the point…

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In the trenches – I got into Pitch Wars

No sooner had I started blogging again, getting back in the habit of regular posts then… I got into Pitch Wars!!! Y’all! This is a huge step for me. I’ve entered PW twice before and gotten great feedback, but never got in. But… it has also been an ungodly amount of hard work. And worth…

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Why revise? When starting new isn’t the right answer…

Last week, I wrote about revising an old, retired manuscript… Except this isn’t just revision. This is full-on rewriting. At this point, I don’t know how much of the original text and story will remain. I have a suspicion. Quite a bit of the bad guy will be hanging around. He’s sexy and scary, and…

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Resurrecting an old project: AKA revision hell

Shelving a project you love is never fun, but… My first PitchWars was (mumble, grumble, looks at calendar, gives up) more than a few years ago. I entered my then barely completed (and nowhere near ready) MS that I inexpertly described as an edgy romantic suspense. I didn’t get in, but gained so much from…

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Groceries and the City

It’s been just over a year since we bid farewell to Relay Foods, and grocery shopping in the city hasn’t gotten any easier. Despite the availability of other delivery services (Peapod, Instacart, and others, including Amazon), I still haven’t found anything that meets our needs and desires on quality, selection, and price. Even Door to…

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Damned if you do…

Anytime there is a protest that includes even the slightest hint of violence (or more than a hint of it in some cases), a cry goes up wondering why “these people” can’t just protest peacefully… why, we’d all listen to them then! Ahem. Really? Because we’re all doing such a fucking amazing job listening to…

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Denim Dilemma: A Shopping Experience

After my failure to find jeans when I went shopping for summer clothes, I psyched myself up to spend a day doing nothing but denim shopping. I knew it would be frustrating, and could possibly end in failure. This is why I psyched myself up for it. To read the results of that trip, check…

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