This Valentine’s Day Another OTP

My piece about Adama/Roslin being my ultimate OTP (aka One True Pairing) continues to be one of the most popular blog posts that I have ever done to the point it keeps getting hits almost every day.  I think it just goes to speak for the couple, which is so beloved even though Battlestar Galactica (2004)Continue reading “This Valentine’s Day Another OTP”

Check, check: We’re Live

I usually try to do a year-in-review post, and here it is twenty days into the new year. 2018 had plenty of ups and its share of disappointments — what year doesn’t have them? It started with my recovery from having another organ being removed (gallbladder) and ended with a giant health-related question mark, whichContinue reading “Check, check: We’re Live”

Life Is A Whirlwind

A lot of exciting things have been happening in my writing life in 2018. For one thing, I actually got a bite from an agent! I have been querying Heritage Lost for about 2 1/2 years, off and on. After taking a break, I’d picked up querying at the beginning of this year, and unlikeContinue reading “Life Is A Whirlwind”

Adama & Roslin — The ultimate couple

As promised in yesterday’s post about writing romance, here is my ultimate couple: Commander (later Admiral) William Adama and President Laura Roslin. They pretty much nail every single bullet point in what I like to see when it comes to romance, and I can hands down say they are my favorite couple–and there are tons of fantastic couples in fantasy and science fiction.

A writer’s reflections . . .

I’ve buckled down the hatches and have really been polishing up my SciFi manuscript. My printout revisions are complete, my rewrite of chapter one is done, and now all that remains to be done is implementing the printout edits into the electronic master copy. At this rate, I’ll be on schedule to finish and submitContinue reading “A writer’s reflections . . .”

World-building Series: Diversity

Diversity is the spice of life and has brought humanity several great things from tasty foods, fun festivals and a variety of sports to different arts and music. However, diversity can serve as a double-edged sword, resulting in conflicts, because — let’s face — it humans often have a fear of “otherness.” Whether that “otherness”Continue reading “World-building Series: Diversity”

Plotting a SciFi “world”

Each genre holds its challenges, no matter if it chic lit, YA literature or criminal suspense. Currently, I’m finding my own challenges as I wade into the realm of science fiction from the familiar waters of fantasy. Perhaps one of the most challenging is placing my planets on maps in manner that is logical andContinue reading “Plotting a SciFi “world””

You know what’s fun? Euphemisms

“Where’s Ol’Daisy, Joe Bob?” asked Bobby Ray upon entering the milking parlor. “She kicked her last bucket.” Joe Bob continued to squirt milk into the milk pan as he sat next to Ol’Trixie. “EH?” “You know, she exited the barn for the last time… is eating in a greener pasture on a farm upstate.”  Continue reading “You know what’s fun? Euphemisms”

Partial Review: Attempting to use Evernote

I had downloaded Evernote several months ago, but had never really messed around with it until this week. So far, I’m seeing a lot of potential for this program and its nifty Firefox add-on — I have yet to use the Android app — as a writer. I’ve set up separate notebooks for each ofContinue reading “Partial Review: Attempting to use Evernote”