rejection, submissions, Writing

IS DUOTROPE WORTH THE $5/MO SUBSCRIPTION FEE?

There are a lot of services out there for writers, and one of the ones you may have seen floating about (or not!) is Duotrope. Duotrope is a website for writers and editors that facilitates finding markets to send your fiction, and tracking your fiction submissions. It has one of the most comprehensive lists of… Continue reading IS DUOTROPE WORTH THE $5/MO SUBSCRIPTION FEE?

baby, Daily Check-In, Journal

Surfacing at Last

Wow. What a last few months it's been! From Mo*Con at the beginning of May, to the hubby's graduation from med school (Hooray!!!), to the Little Man's first birthday & meeting the awesome Gene O'Neill for root beer floats, to the Little Man's FIRST STEPS, to moving into our new place in Mass, to car/driver's… Continue reading Surfacing at Last

Daily Check-In, editing, journa, Writing

Small Victories

Today in Mommy-Land Trying to get back on the blogging horse! This morning, Andy, the Little Man, and I went out with my good friend K--- to breakfast at Parker's Maple Barn (deeeeelicious). Little Man had tastes of pancake, non-spicy sausage, potato fries, and french toast, which he loved very much. While K--- and I… Continue reading Small Victories

baby, editing, rejection, submissions, Writing

Hot Potato

Today in Mommy-Land Pretty standard day here in Mommy-Land, though I'm feeling much less hoarder-ish since I got the massive pile of laundry all tidied up Sunday. The Little Man took two naps--one about an hour and a half long (not bad), and one short forty-minute nap (meh) in bed. My mother also had a… Continue reading Hot Potato

Journal

Dressed to… Well, Not Quite Shoes…

I'm going to try to keep this a bit more up-to-date on a day-by-day basis, if only to encourage myself to pay attention to the individual successes and triumphs of each day. Sometimes, being at home with the kiddo can make all the days blend together, and by the end of the week, I'm often… Continue reading Dressed to… Well, Not Quite Shoes…

Journal, Misc, Publishing/Editing, Writing

Dr. Eponymous & The Placebo Emporium

It all started with a birthday gift for my little sister back some fifteen-odd years ago. My sister was really into the idea of becoming a vet, so for her birthday, my parents saved up a bunch of old medicine containers and filled them with tic-tacs, Pez, Skittles, and Chiclets to use as "medicine" for… Continue reading Dr. Eponymous & The Placebo Emporium

Journal

A Novel Approach to Novel-Writing and Structure

When I was in ninth grade, I couldn't write a five-paragraph essay to save my life. I had good reading comprehension, and understood the material, but for some reason the structure of a five-paragraph critical essay eluded me. I spent hours after school sitting down with my English teacher, trying so hard to understand what… Continue reading A Novel Approach to Novel-Writing and Structure