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Even Dolls Have Conventions & Short Fiction

I recently learned that there are doll conventions.

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Foggy Nights & Oversized Spoons

We've been having some pretty foggy nights here in North Texas lately.

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Revision Test Results & The Real Unreal

I've been eyeing some revisions for my first novel for a few months, and I decided to test my ideas in the first chapter.

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Novel Querying & Experimentation

Querying a novel makes you look hard at everything, especially your opening pages.

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Cooking Blood for the Holidays & Next Novel Planning

Cooking blood is one of the worst smells.

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Viking Raids & Barbie Really Is Made to Move

Now that the newsletters are at a slower pace, I've had time to catch up on a few things.

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Texas Coyotes & Biweekly Newsletters

There are a couple of coyotes hanging around my part of Texas.

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Dolls & Corporate Dramas

Have I ever mentioned I like dolls?

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Project Planning & Finding My Spirit Anime-ngel

Planning new fiction projects takes a lot of time and a lot of thought.

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Stormy Skies, Cloudflare, & New Projects

Texas has some pretty awesome storms. I don't think I've mentioned that yet.

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Lovecraftian Selfies & Novel Querying

In case you haven't heard, AI is getting pretty good at generating images.

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Happy Halloween, Creepy Cups, & Query Drafts

🎃🎃🎃🎃🔮🍬🍭🍎🥀🧙‍♀️🧙‍♂️🧛‍♀️🧛‍♂️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️🧞‍♀️🧞‍♂️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♂️🧝‍♀️🧝‍♂️🐺🌕🦉🐍🍂🔥📖🗡️⚰️🕯️💀🖤🎃🎃👻🦇🕸️🕷️🎉🖤🧡 That's pretty much all the emojis I could think of that are Halloween-related. We really need more of them.

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Shotgun Plungers & Query Letters

I don't think it would be shocking to anyone if I said Texas loves guns. But did you know that Texas also loves gun-shaped things?

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Sour Pickles & Glowing Zombie Poop

I grew up in the Southern United States (aka "the South"), but I've been away from it for many years. One of the things I noticed when moving back to the South...

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Exploring Southern Nature

I grew up in the South, and like most places, Southern nature has a particular look and feel.

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Art Is on the Walls

A house is not a home until all your walls are completely covered with art.

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Unpacking the Essentials

You might think that unpacking clothing, acquiring food and drink, or setting up some kind of entertainment would be the thing to do when arriving at a new living space.

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A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With

A co-conspirator with professional packing skills.

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I R DED

By the time you read this, I will be dead...

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Tucson's Beautiful Nature, Killer Sunshine, & Journey to Texas

Tae and I have been in Tucson, Arizona, for a little over a year, and the nature here is still just as beautiful as when we arrived.

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Purging, Packing, & a Bark Scorpion

Moving is always a great time to take a breath and assess your belongings before flinging them into a dumpster.

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Novel Synopsis & Upcoming Move

I'm revisiting early versions of my synopsis to revise it in preparation for querying the now-completed novel.

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Novel Edits Complete & Next Story Brainstorming

I've officially completed all of the minor edits for the now-completed novel, and I'm moving on to the next step: querying.

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Nighttime Tarantulas & Novel Next Steps

It's so hot during the day here in Arizona that going outside feels like walking into an oven.

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