Alter Egos:

Archive for August, 2012

maybe it’s just me

I don’t know if I’m going to survive my child’s preschool experience. Everything about it seems hell bent on making me feel stupid. Now, I admit, sometimes I can be dense. You know, when I was first looking into adoption, I called an agency and was prepared to leave a message because no one ever answers their phone. So I was kind of unprepared when someone actually did – on the first ring. This was how the conversation went:

 Me: Hi, I’m interested in adopting a baby.

Random Adoption Woman: What kind of adoption?

Me: (after a long pause) You … Read More »

…in bed

I’ve gotten some kind of plague from the children.  This cannot be happening when I have five million projects due in a very short space of time, but, of course, that’s exactly why it does.  But hey, at least I can work from bed.

Which reminds me – when we went to buy a new mattress recently, I told the sales guy, “it’s very important for me to pick the right one, because I work in bed.” 

And then I see the way he’s looking at me and have to quickly add, “I’m not a hooker or anything.  I’m Read More »

you’ve got the rhythm…

You’ve got the beat / Mama’s little baby likes it short and sweet / I said my, my, my / I’m once bitten twice shy, baby…

(sorry – had to continued the lyric and give you all the ear worm.  I’m good and giving like that)


 “All women hustle. Women watch faces, voices, gestures, moods.
      “She’s the person who has to survive through cunning.”
            — Marge Piercy, Small Changes, 1973

I forget how much Marge Piercy inspired me back when I’d started writing.  Her poetry is fantastic.  Liberating.  I fell in love with the feel of her words – … Read More »

Bound For Keeps cover!

Wanna see?  Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! (Click for larger version 😉

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What’s inspiring me today:

Work is its own cure.  You have to

like it better than being loved.

– from For The Young Who Want To by Marge Piercy

Who I’m hanging out with today:

Prophet smirked.  “I’m what they label ‘not good with authority,’ Tommy.”

“Great.  And it’s Tom.”

“But you’re not an authority figure, so as long as you don’t act like a dick, we shouldn’t have a problem, right, Tommy?”

“Seriously – I’m going to kill you.  If I can’t hide the body well enough, it will still be so worth it going to jail,” Tom muttered

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here goes nothing

So, I’ve moved from blogspot.  Mainly, because my brain needed the procrastination, and honestly, for writers, I say procrastination’s a good thing and patience, not so much.  Patience is like the worst virtue ever.  Patience makes you put shit off you’ve wanted to do forever, because you’re all like, oh, the longer you wait for it, the better it will be.

Bullshit.  Sometimes you just gotta grab it by the tail and kick it in the ass (props to Supernatural for that one)

Ahem.  So yeah, that’s me – an impatient procrastinator who writes books.  And when I started … Read More »

Hello world!

Starting the new blog…more to follow.… Read More »