Imposter Syndrome and the Writing World

| April 3, 2012

Recently, I came across a few posts about Imposter Syndrome. Along with that link, there is a very good personal essay about one woman’s experience with it over on Geek Feminism. The short definition is “Impostor syndrome describes a situation where someone feels like an imposter or fraud because they think that their accomplishments are […]

Women in Urban Fantasy, and Mistreatment Thereof

| March 29, 2012

I love urban fantasy. I have for years. I started out with Mercedes Lackey’s Diana Tregarde series, then discovered Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake books, and longed for more. For a long while, it just didn’t exist. Annnnnd then it boomed. Unfortunately, there’s a pattern in urban fantasy that I have a huge problem with […]

Also…

| February 19, 2012

I really need to update this thing more often. I’ve been posting a lot on my LiveJournal, but it occurs to me that I really should write here, too. I’ve kept this mostly free of my personal life, but I’m beginning to wonder if that was the wisest decision. Due to my various illnesses, I […]

Current projects

| September 5, 2011

So I actually have been writing lately. I finished up revisions on a Shadowguard prequel, Severed Spirits Rising, the other day. I’ve been sitting on it for, man, a couple years now. I had some really nasty crap happen right around when I finished it that resulted in me leaving it be. That, and the […]

Writing As A Vocation

| May 16, 2007

I’m blogging today at The Novelty Girls about my writing doubts. Seems we’ve determined that “my” Inner Dickwad gets around a lot. I actually wanted to expand on something I said there, but wasn’t immediately relevant to the post. I mentioned that writing is my calling, and for me that’s been very true. I’d told […]