Tag Archives: Writing

Dropping the *F* bomb on your revisions

I’M REVISING MY Work in Progress, and by revising, I mean throwing half the damn thing out. It’s painful, but necessary, and I keep having to remind myself: Go back to the basics: And, while I’m at it, here’s a … Continue reading

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Ass Hat Recovery and Rehabilitation

OKAY. SO SEVERAL of y’all have asked what is an Ass Hat? An Ass Hat is someone who’s got their Big Curly stuck up their Little Curly. And yes, while most of the Ass Hats I’ve had the misfortune of … Continue reading

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Frontier Medicine. Frontier Justice. *I am so not cut out to be a Pioneer Woman

SO I STARTED 2016 sick as a churned chicken. I didn’t make any Resolutions because I’m still working on 2015–which, by the way, is moving along slowly but surely *btw–If you don’t like the way your life is going, Change It. … Continue reading

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Yes. My cat is trying to kill me: The Cat Revolution has begun

EVERY SINGLE ANIMAL I am responsible for (and at least two that I have nothing to do with) went into Revolution Mode yesterday. I was all set to finish up A MacKinnon Christmas. All that is left to do is … Continue reading

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Oh Sookie: Novel advice on getting over yourself

ARGH. I FELL into the whole hole of re-writing yesterday afternoon. After a *boom* kinda morning of writing like my hair was on fire, I went back to something I wrote a coupla days ago and spent the entire afternoon plagued … Continue reading

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Does this coffin make me look fat? and other Southern burial rituals…

I WOKE UP with a terrible headache this morning and I’m trying to finish revisions, and Mama wants me to come on down to Houston and go coffin shoppin’ with her. Again. I don’t remember when this fascination with fatality … Continue reading

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5 Reasons You Should Write That Book. Today.

ACCORDING TO The New York Times 81% of Americans believe they’ll write a book. Regardless of what the author of the article (Joseph Epstein–who I’ve never read and probably won’t) says about why you shouldn’t write a book, I say, Why … Continue reading

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