Is Self-Hosting Worth It?

Last October I made the decision to take the plunge and move over to a self-hosted wordpress blog on my own domain.  I knew there would be a major dip in traffic for a while, but I expected that eventually, it would pick back up.  I fell in love with all kinds of plugins and […]

How To Annoy Readers of Your Feed

I’ve done a lot of reading and research on web design and presentation (yeah you probably can’t tell that…I didn’t say I knew how to do a whole lot with it yet–and for those who care, I’m actually having a new template designed by the fabulous Christine over at CYHAssociates).   Over at A Field of […]

Getting To Know You: Unstructured Character Interviews

As many of you know, my background is in clinical psychology.  After a brief stint doing therapy, I now occupy the paid portion of my days with research and teaching.  When Joely suggested a Character Clinic last week, I immediately knew that I wanted to talk about character interviews.   This has been my latest obsession, […]

Your Midweek Belly Laugh

Okay this is completely and totally unrelated to writing, but I saw this posted over at Lilith Saint Crow’s blog yesterday and totally cracked up.  I absolutely needed this after the day I had.

Fess Up Friday

Well things have finally started to settle into a rhythm in all of my classes.  Most of my students now have a clue about how the online class thing works, and I’ve got more time freed up to do things like…oh work on my book.  😀  Yay. I spent the early part of the week […]

Commenter Courtesy

I’ve been having one of those days.   You know the ones where nothing goes right from the moment you get out of bed in the morning?  My threshold for stupid was exactly nil, and my temper was on a very, very short leash.  Under those circumstances I received a comment on my old blog A […]

Concentric Circles

I’ve been a terribly unproductive girl today.  Well not on everything.  I had a class this morning that was an Introduction to Adobe Flash.  That was interesting.  Beyond that, my sum total accomplishment for the day is to get my cooking blog moved from Today.com (where I got sick of all the ads and the […]

Why I Love Bluetooth

Like many writers, I spend a great deal of time talking to myself.  Well, that’s what it looks like to other people.  I am often guilty of talking to my characters as if they are actually there.  Sometimes I’m a character, and sometimes I’m just me.  Still, it’s a quirk that writers can get away […]

All in The Name of Research

One of the big shifts for me as a writer in 2009 is to get back to the paranormal, and more specifically paranormal romance.  I’ve been reading as voraciously as my schedule will allow, focusing heavily on books featuring werewolves, since that’s the topic of my first dip back into the paranormal pool.  I’ve been […]

2009 Goals

Well it’s here.  2009.  2008 went out with barely a whimper rather than a bang.  Which is fine, really,  as it wasn’t a wonderful year to begin with.  I lost my grandfather and my dog within 4 months, and that sort of screwed the tone for the rest of the year.  But 2009 should be […]