Category Archives: debts to the Universe

Such Happy News

Guys, listen. Remember Bright Blue Miracle? And how I love that book? And how it was my first really, really published book? And how I love that book? And how it sold lots of copies, but not quite enough? And how, after a year, it became one of the Out of Print? And how I […]

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Women’s Pull

There is a lot to say about this Pioneer Trek we did last week [1]. Some of it is only to say to each other. But some of it I don’t want to forget, so I’m going to say it here. Four days of camping in a dress. Moving on. There is this thing, apparently […]

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New York Today

So I’m standing on the East Balcony in Grand Central Station. Why, you ask? Because I am a Tourist. Also I love pretty buildings, and I like to go inside them. Also? The Apple Store does free wifi, unlike my otherwise totally charming upper easy side hotel. Shall I give you a taste? Italian food. […]

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Bring it, Monday.

Here we go. Fun, full, busy weekend is over. Nunsense is over (mostly — you never know when a function is going to require some faux-nuns as entertainment). The cold/laryngitis is nearly over, leaving me with a more sultry than squeaky sound. Yay for more sultry, right? Turned down sub work for today, because, you […]

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Good morning. Ten things:

… And it’s a balmy Seven Degrees here in the Frozen Mountaintops. Frozen nose and fingers. From taking the garbage to the curb. It’s not that far away. … Started reading the first Stephen King book (fiction, that is – I read ON WRITING and was thrilled) in more than twenty years this weekend. It’s […]

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Those Days

You know those days where you feel like a change really needs to happen, and so you wait for it to happen, and you think that if you just wait it out, the change will come? And then you get cranky because you’re really not that good at waiting, and so you start talking about […]

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IOU to the Universe

When you go to writer’s conferences, there is a great deal of excitement and anxiety. And here’s why: Every person attending the conference thinks*, “This is it. This is my break. I’m going to meet the agent and both editors in attendance, and they are all going to fall at the feet of my manuscript. […]

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