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Done Doesn’t Actually Mean “Done”

Done Doesn’t Actually Mean “Done”

So you’re done. You finished your novel – edited, received feedback, revised. You’ve polished it to within an inch of it’s life and made it as good as you can. If you never see it again, it will be too […]

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Done: An Exercise in Letting Go

Done: An Exercise in Letting Go

Done is such a weird feeling. I finished typing The Damn Novel. Someone asked me about it, then suggested it might be Spirited Away in noir, or Neverwhere in Tokyo. I’m not convinced the comparisons are apt, but I love […]

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Fear of New Beginnings

Fear of New Beginnings

Is there a term for the fear of new beginnings? Or perhaps it’s more a fear of endings. (I just finished reading Carrie Jones’s Need* series, in which the main character “collects” phobias and recites them when nervous or scared.) […]

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Why Not: An Argument

Why Not: An Argument

Last week, I shared an image I saw on Facebook. In it, a Tumblr user paraphrases interactions they’ve had regarding characters of the non-white, non-cisgendered, non-heterosexual variety: “Why is this character xyz?” The author’s answer: “Why not?” So I posted […]

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Secret Project! (I’d Tell You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You)

Secret Project! (I’d Tell You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You)

I may have a new project! I’ll keep it secret for now, because I haven’t set anything in stone. Too much depends on other people, and have you ever noticed how possibilities sometimes fizzle away if you say too much […]

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Author Spotlight: Kathleen Kayembe

Author Spotlight: Kathleen Kayembe

It wasn’t so long ago that Kathleen covered my posts for two months while I adjusted to Life With Baby (a thing in ongoing need of adjustment, according to my posting habits of late). Awards season is here! So this […]

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