Talking to People About My Writing

So, first of all, I have to tell you that I have the worst luck when it comes to computers. I swear, I can’t get through a draft without something bad happening to mine. This time, it was my adorable, lovable puppy. He chewed through my power cord, thankfully when it wasn’t plugged in. IContinue reading “Talking to People About My Writing”

Why I’m Not A Journalist

I swear, this month has gone by so damn fast! I’m still convinced it’s actually March and someone’s punking me. I didn’t think I was old enough yet for the distortion of time to really set in, but I guess I am. Wish it would distort a little more while I’m on the clock. Anyway,Continue reading “Why I’m Not A Journalist”

Would Your Book Pass The Bedchel Test?

Do you know what the Bechdel Test is? I only heard of it recently, which makes me sad as a feminist. The Bechdel test, named for the cartoonist Alison Bechdel who came up with it in a comic called Dykes to Watch Out For, consists of three rules. If a movie didn’t follow these threeContinue reading “Would Your Book Pass The Bedchel Test?”

I’m an indecisive feather in the wind, and I need to stop it

I hold tight to many of my convictions. While I consider myself an open minded person who’s willing to consider others ideas, I am pretty much set on the big core values of life. What I lack is any conviction when it comes to running my little business over here. I, sadly, am a fanContinue reading “I’m an indecisive feather in the wind, and I need to stop it”

What Made My Life Rock in 2015

Wow, so Christmas is in three days.  My house smells nice, there are wrapped gifts under the tree, and I’m focusing the next few days on reading JR Tolkin’s Letters From St. Nicholas.  Also, coffee.  My monsters have one day of school left before vacation, and then we’re going to do all the awesome ChristmasContinue reading “What Made My Life Rock in 2015”

The Writing Life, July 21

Don’t forget to sign up for the thirty days, thirty ideas challenge. Time is running out, August is coming!  Click right here to sign up.  Hurry up, you’ve only got nine more days! It’s been an interesting week. Just full of ups and downs, and big news things. Well, big to me, at least. .Continue reading “The Writing Life, July 21”

The Writing Life, July 14

Did you sign up for Thirty Days, Thirty Ideas, yet? Do it now so you don’t forget!  Click right here to sign up! My adventures this week included trying dry shampoo for the first time and introducing a new budgeting technique to avoid overdraft fees. There are two reactions to what I just wrote; tellContinue reading “The Writing Life, July 14”

The Writing Life, July 7

One more day until the big announcement. Check us out tomorrow for all the awesome details for something really cool we’ll be doing in August. So, on Saturday something pretty amazing happened. Yes, our country had its birthday and I blew up fireworks and ate greasy food and all that. Way more important, to me,Continue reading “The Writing Life, July 7”

The Writing Life, June 30. Letting some things go

Eight Days Until The Big Announcement! If you’re a long time reader of Paper Beats World, or if you’ve at least been reading since April, you know that I swear off all contests and anthology submissions while I’m working on a rough draft of a novel.  My theory is that I only ever want oneContinue reading “The Writing Life, June 30. Letting some things go”

The Writing Life, June 23

I had a much better week this week guys, how about you? I’m fitting more into the grove of my new schedule, and back to my old self. When you’re a creature of habit like me change can make for some unhappy days. I got through it eventually, though. Things that rocked this week *Continue reading “The Writing Life, June 23”