How does it feel to read reviews of my work?

Pretty much the same way it felt when I was querying. My heart starts pounding, my throat goes dry, my hands shake, my stomach churns. It’s possible I might throw up a little. The anticipation is agonizing. Is the review going to be good? Is it going to be bad?...

Top ten random things that bug me right now

It’s been awhile since I complained about something, so I have some catching up to do.  Here are the top ten random things that are bugging me at the moment: 10.  Wimpy hugs.  You want to give me a hug?  Then HUG ME.  None of this “I’ll put my arms...

Top ten pet peeves about books

10.  Books printed in tiny font.  This isn’t an issue with the mass market books produced now, because they’re bigger.  But I have a lot of older mass market books from a few years ago that are hard to read because the font is so small. 9.  Characters that...

A random conversation

Mom:  Maybe don’t say so many fucks in your blog. Me:  Why not?  If it’s the word I want to use, then I should be honest about it and not say frig when I mean fuck. Mom:  But fuck is a bad word.  You don’t want people to think less of you. Me:  Mom,...