Publishing’s Artisan Era?

I knew I was onto something. Every so often I feel change in the air. Something shifts and, like a kaleidoscope, bits and pieces fall into a different configuration, a new pattern. No, I’m not seeing the future. It’s not like I see the winning lottery numbers. The ability must be more along the lines… Continue reading Publishing’s Artisan Era?

Thursday Vibes

For two days now I’ve meant to post an entry in this writing journal. Instead I’ve been busy revising “Rosalie.” It’s a GOOD sign when I’m so engaged in the writing work, I forget the blogging. Oh, and I did get the Mailer Lite all authenticated and verified after a bit of back and forth… Continue reading Thursday Vibes

Monday Motivation: Distractions & Parrots

Mondays aren’t so horrible when you work for yourself. The challenge for me, always, is getting into and sticking with a routine that allows me to focus and be productive. Everything distracts me. Or I let everything distract me. If I’m feeling as if things are scattered and unfinished–my marketing plan for NIGHT MOVES this… Continue reading Monday Motivation: Distractions & Parrots

Monday Motivation: April 15, 2024

With spring in the air here in San Diego and a new book due out in August, I’m thinking about growth: What do we do when our attempts to grow don’t work? How important is growth, anyway? What if we have to pivot back to something we hoped to leave behind? How can we nurture… Continue reading Monday Motivation: April 15, 2024

Thursday, April 11

Here is maybe the best explanation of why so many people write these days. In fact, it may always have been so. Readers love stories. They love them so much that eventually they get the urge to write their own. It’s natural. Always has been. The only difference now is that technology has made PUBLISHING… Continue reading Thursday, April 11

Book Review: YELLOWFACE by R.F. Kuang Part II

This is a continuation of my review Part 1. If you missed it, click HERE. Social Media is Bad Sauce As cringe-worthy as Kuang makes the publishing arena out to be in her amazing work of fiction, Yellowface, she holds another industry in even greater contempt. Social media. In case you aren’t aware, the platforms… Continue reading Book Review: YELLOWFACE by R.F. Kuang Part II

Book Review: YELLOWFACE by R.F.Kuang Part I

Spoiler alert: If you don’t want to know anything ahead of time, wait and read this later. I won’t tell everything, but I do mention some things. Continue at your own risk. When you read R.F. Kuang’s disturbingly funny novel about publishing and literary theft, prepare to be unsettled. If you are a reader, you… Continue reading Book Review: YELLOWFACE by R.F.Kuang Part I