Week In Review: April 16

In Case You Missed it, here’s the round up of all of my latest content, plus updates from old guests!

Read on if you want to know more.

If not? See you next week with more writing tips and writerly musings.

Coming up this week:

On Youtube: My Lazy Sunday afternoon livestream write-in is back again from 4:30pm-6:30pm EST. Come, hang out, and we’ll probably even do a few productivity sprints.

Content Around The Web:

On Youtube:

  • Yes! That IS a “Real” Word – People make up new words for technology and slang all the time. What makes a word “real”? Well, for me, the bar is probably lower than you feared.

On the Podcast “Writing Tips and Writerly Musings”:

On The Blog (In Case You Missed It):

  • Yes! That IS a “Real” Word – People make up new words for technology and slang all the time. What makes a word “real”? Well, for me, the bar is probably lower than you feared.

Events:

None this week.

What I’ve Been Reading:

Old Man's War - Wikipedia

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi.

This has been on my to read list for a while, and I picked it up this week. As expected, I loved it.

New Works By Previous Guests!

Nothing this week! Check back next time.


The highpoint of my week was getting my second Covid19 shot. I’m in the House of Pfizer. It wasn’t my favorite 48 hour period, but I’m thrilled to know my immune system response was strong and that antibody production kicked it into high gear.

Emperor Palpatine, standing in a dark hood. 'IN 2 WEEKS MY IMMUNE SYSTEM WILL BE FULLY OPERATIONAL'

Week In Review: April 9

In Case You Missed it, here’s the round up of all of my latest content, plus updates from old guests!

Read on if you want to know more.

If not? See you next week with more writing tips and writerly musings.

Coming up this week:

On Youtube: My Lazy Sunday afternoon livestream write-in is back again from 4:30pm-6:30pm EST. Come, hang out, and we’ll probably even do a few productivity sprints.

Content Around The Web:

On Youtube:

  • 9 Terms All Querying Authors Should Know – If you want to be traditionally published, you’re gonna need an agent. Which means — you need to query an agent. Here are 9 terms you’re gonna run into.

On the Podcast “Writing Tips and Writerly Musings”:

On The Blog (In Case You Missed It):

  • 9 Terms All Querying Authors Should Know – If you want to be traditionally published, you’re gonna need an agent. Which means — you need to query an agent. Here are 9 terms you’re gonna run into.

Events:

None this week.

The League: Nemesis Rising, Books 1-3 | Sherrilyn Kenyon | Macmillan

What I’ve Been Reading:

I read a couple Sherrilyn (Kenyon) McQueen The League stories I missed, and reread the rest.

New Works By Previous Guests!

Charles E. Gannon and Robert E. Waters’s book: 1636: Calabar’s War was released April 6th. (From the Ring of Fire series).



a reddish/orange tulip with yellow tips.

Week In Review: April 2

In Case You Missed it, here’s the round up of all of my latest content, plus updates from old guests!

Read on if you want to know more.

If not? See you next week with more writing tips and writerly musings.

Coming up this week:

On Youtube: My Lazy Sunday afternoon livestream write-in is back again from 4:30pm-6:30pm EST. Come, hang out, and we’ll probably even do a few productivity sprints.

Content Around The Web:

On Youtube:

  • Top 5 Songs To Query By – I’m back in the querying trenches, sending out my beloved manuscript that I’ve worked over and polished and revised oh so many times. Sending it out and hoping for someone to want it. To love it the way I do.

On the Podcast “Writing Tips and Writerly Musings”:

  • Will You Read My First Chapter? A Rant – I love being supportive and encouraging of my fellow authors, but sometimes, I’ve just got to rant. And one thing that makes me rant is being asked to read a first chapter.

On The Blog (In Case You Missed It):

  • Top 5 Songs To Query – By I’m back in the querying trenches, sending out my beloved manuscript that I’ve worked over and polished and revised oh so many times. Sending it out and hoping for someone to want it. To love it the way I do.
  • Author Spotlight Guest Kevin Buckner: author of dark fantasy and technical consultant for a clinical laboratory shares his writing tips and talks about his debut novel.

Events:

None this week.

What I’ve Been Reading:

Jay Wells’ Prospero’s War series. Plus, I reread a couple of Sherrilyn (Kenyon) McQueen’s The League series.

Prospero's War Series | Jaye Wells

New Works By Previous Guests!

E.W. Cooper’s Murder at the Met came out this week.


Happy Spring!

May be an image of flower and nature

Week In Review: March 26

In Case You Missed it, here’s the round up of all of my latest content, plus updates from old guests!

Read on if you want to know more.

If not? See you next week with more writing tips and writerly musings.

Coming up this week:

On Youtube: My Lazy Sunday afternoon livestream write-in is back again from 4:30pm-6:30pm EST. Come, hang out, and we’ll probably even do a few productivity sprints.

Content Around The Web:

On Youtube:

  • 500 Blog Posts Later… I wrote a blog post or two… just to keep my website from being empty. I never expected to become a ‘blogger’, so here I’m talking about my journey to blogging, what keeps me at it, (hint: it isn’t the viral views), and if you should blog!

On the Podcast “Writing Tips and Writerly Musings”:

On The Blog (In Case You Missed It):

  • 500 Blog Posts Later… I wrote a blog post or two… just to keep my website from being empty. I never expected to become a ‘blogger’, so here I’m talking about my journey to blogging, what keeps me at it, (hint: it isn’t the viral views), and if you should blog!
  • Author Spotlight Guest: Nikki Nelson-Hicks – described as ‘the lovechild of Flannery O’Connor and H.P. Lovecraft’ is on my blog, sharing writing tips, the true legend of Gef the talking mongoose, and, of course, telling us about her latest stories of her own.

Events:

None this week.

What I’ve Been Reading:

Nothing. It was a TV week. I watched season 2 of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and rewatched “Stranger Than Fiction”.

New Works By Previous Guests!

None this week. More coming soon!


While I know many are still waiting, I got my turn! Shot number one by Pfizer. I know shot-envy, I was right there with you last week. Stay safe and may your turn come soon.

Morgan, in a blue plaid top with matching mask. Her eyes smile at the camera and you can faintly see a red dot from the shot injection just below the end of her short sleeve.

Week In Review: March 19

In Case You Missed it, here’s the round up of all of my latest content, plus updates from old guests!

Read on if you want to know more.

If not? See you next week with more writing tips and writerly musings.

Coming up this week:

On Youtube: My Lazy Sunday afternoon livestream write-in is back again from 4:30pm-6:30pm EST. Come, hang out, and we’ll probably even do a few productivity sprints.

Content Around The Web:

On Youtube:

  • When An Idea Breaks Your Manuscript – 4 Ways To Fix It – I am a huge fan of serendipity. That moment when you realize something about your world or your character or your setting that makes what you’ve been planning and your story all seem inevitable. This post isn’t about that. This is about when you realize everything is wrong.

On the Podcast “Writing Tips and Writerly Musings”:

On The Blog (In Case You Missed It):

  • When An Idea Breaks Your Manuscript – 4 Ways To Fix It – I am a huge fan of serendipity. That moment when you realize something about your world or your character or your setting that makes what you’ve been planning and your story all seem inevitable. This post isn’t about that. This is about when you realize everything is wrong.
  • Author Spotlight Guest: E.W. Cooper – An audiophile, author, and destroyer of holiday cookies. She’s sharing writing tips and talking about her 1920s mystery novels!

Events:

None this week.

What I’ve Been Reading:

Read T. Kingfisher’s (Ursula Vernon) A Wizard’s Guide To Defensive Baking and Minor Mage and Patricia Brigg’s Wild Sign (Alpha and Omega, Book 6)

New Works By Previous Guests!

None this week. More coming soon!


Spring is Saturday. I hear these lovely flowers are lenten roses.