Category Archives: Writing

This, That, and the Other #amwriting #cats

Writers are flocking to Medium now because everyone wants that chance to make thousands of dollars a month. I’d be happy with tens of dollars a month.

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With Apologies to Mr. Poe #Halloween2019 #nevermore

Black hair spills to the floor Skin alabaster, lips azure A raven pecks at the windowpane I weep, tear my clothes Doctors shake their heads Oh, my Lenore You promised us evermore I lie beside her Hot breath against cold cheek Take her icy hand from her breast Feel her fingers twitch, then grip mine […]
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Notions and Sundries #amthinking #amprocrastinating

Wondering about unsolicited writing advice from strangers, whether I should frog my latest knitting project, and what good is LinkedIn for a writer.

Book launch countdown for Kevin Brennon’s new novel!

Book launch countdown! Book launch countdown! — Read on kevinbrennanbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/11/book-launch-countdown/ Every so often a light shines during these dark times we live in. Today’s bright light is courtesy of Kevin Brennon. Kevin’s latest novel, Eternity Began Tomorrow, will be available as an ebook starting September 18, 2019. I know I’ll be in line for my […]
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Coming soon: Kevin Brennan’s new novel!

Coming soon: My new novel! https://kevinbrennanbooks.wordpress.com/2019/08/28/coming-soon-my-new-novel/ — Read on kevinbrennanbooks.wordpress.com/2019/08/28/coming-soon-my-new-novel/ Coming soon! A new (and very timely) novel by Kevin Brennan!

More of the Same Publishing News #writingcommunity #ampublished

I don’t think anything warms a writer’s heart as much as seeing her story in print. Two stories, double the warmth. You could triple or even quadruple my warmth by clicking the links provided below and ordering a copy or two which will net me a small commission. Okay, I’m done marketing. First up in […]
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Writers: How Do You Stay Organized? #MondayBlogs #amwriting

It’s one thing to write a first draft of anything — short story, novel, essay — and save it to a hard drive or to iCloud or to Dropbox or to Goggle Docs or to a thumb drive. That’s one document saved somewhere. But when you have several short stories and a few drafts of […]
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The Astronomer’s Wife up at 50-Word Stories!

I’m very excited to share that I have a 50-word story up at fiftywordstories.com. If you’re not yet subscribed to this site, you’ll want to be. Here’s the link to my fifty-word story: https://fiftywordstories.com/2019/01/22/marie-a-bailey-the-astronomers-wife/ And to show there’s always some truth in fiction, here is a photo my husband took of the lunar eclipse on […]
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The Luck of Friday the 13th #MondayBlogs #neverstopbelievinginyourself

I always think of Friday the 13th as a lucky day for me, even if the luck only extends as far as nothing bad happening on that day. This Friday the 13th started off ominously though, putting me in a funk that lasted all the way to bedtime when my luck finally changed. As I […]
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Tiddlywinks ~ an essay by Krista McCarthy

I’m reblogging this essay from The Disappointed Housewife not only because I want to promote The Disappointed Housewife, but also because this essay by Krista McCarthy is spot-on when it comes to social media. I am not quitting social media, but McCarthy’s essay captures the tension I have with social media … especially Facebook. Sorry, […]
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