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The Fear Factor
advice / Amanda Palmer / audience / effort / fear / life / neurotic thinking / rejection / social media / writing

The Fear Factor

First off, for the record, I never watched the Fear Factor reality show. Well, once when visiting my dad, but in dad’s house we watch whatever his wife wants to watch–even though there are four TVs in the house. End of discussion. In any event, I’m not a big fan of fear. I’ll watch a … Continue reading

Art for Skate
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Art for Skate

I write. I make art. I also send my son to speed skate competitions. My son hopes to attend the national speed skating competition this summer. With hard work, good luck, and a little help from the friends far and wide, we might raise the money to send him to Lincoln, Nebraska where he’ll skate … Continue reading

That Holiday Again
advice / dad / death / grief / happiness / life / mom / Mother's Day

That Holiday Again

It’s that holiday again. Every holiday seems to come with issues, right? New Year’s Day has its resolutions and people who mock resolutions. It makes Facebook hit us with the-year-in-review, which for some folks is more of a reminder-of-heartache-loss-and failure. Thanks, FB! Valentine’s Day makes some lovers happy, makes some lovers guilty (gifts? argh!), and … Continue reading

Still Writing
writing / Story-a-Day-May / other blog / effort / frustration / novels / Vincent van Gogh

Still Writing

Against my better judgment, I’m participating in Story-a-Day May again this year. (If you’re giving it a try, let me know!) I love Story-a-Day because it motivates me. I like the pressure. It’s why I like NaNoWriMo as well. With no pressure, I’ll just sit and stare into space, dismissing every idea and distracting myself … Continue reading

Reflections
action figures / art / life / Mother's Day / novels / The Book of Astrophilia / The Fairy Tale Asylum

Reflections

What’s on your mind today? I’ve been thinking about my work-in-progress. Well, I have multiple WIPs. Right now I’m focused on a sci-fi fairy tale. I want to finish the manuscript, go back to my Fairy Tale Asylum story and then to drafts of other stories. So many stories fluttering around in my head. I’ve … Continue reading