Waterworld Mermaid Day

Yes, boys and girls, it’s a brand new month — that time when Princess Alethea is swimming with the Waterworld Mermaids. Today in the lagoon I’m discussing Jude Deveraux, fairy tales, and things that happen in life that are, literally, stranger than fiction. Have you ever said to someone, “Man, you can’t write this stuff.” Well…I happen to subscribe…

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Happy 2013!

Happy New Year, everyone! I wrote up today’s inspirational post and left it over in the Waterworld Mermaid Lagoon. You’ll have to click over there to see what it’s all about! (Especially if you’re a writer.) In the meantime, I’m going to get some sleep so I’m all bright and chipper tomorrow for Aunt Theda’s Annual Loukoumathes Party! You’re…

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Santa is my Guy

The Waterworld Mermaids have a special feature we call “Guy Day.” This month for Guy Day I’m interviewing the one…the only…SANTA CLAUS. Please stop by and tell the jolly old man what you’d like in your stocking! (Featuring holiday art by Carol Berning) Tweet

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Killing Them Softly

I’m discussing the Killing of Darlings today over at the Waterworld Mermaid site. “So…I didn’t end up completing NaNoWriMo. Again. And let’s be honest–I didn’t really try. I finished my third pass of revisions by November 10th or so, but sometimes a body just gets SO EXHAUSTED that it’s like getting the flu. Everything shuts down, emotionally and physically,…

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Busy Blood Moon

Hello, my lovelies! Returned from Baltimore Book Fest , wet and not unscathed — darn cold fingers and steel corset snaps! Pictures will be up…soonish (and not of the thumb injury, because I will not have you guys all freaking out on me again. Suffice it to say it’s bad). Came home to exhaustion and HERO’s edit letter, which…

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How to Cheat off Your Own Paper

I’m over at the Waterworld Mermaids today, writing about Self-Plagiarism. “One of the questions a writer is most-often asked is whether they are a “Plotter” or a “Pantser.” We’ve talked about it here on the Waterworld Mermaids a few times. Do you painstakingly outline things, or do you just fly by the seat of your pants and just write…

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Waterworld Mermaid Day

Today’s my day to post over at the Waterworld Mermaids. What I’m talking about today is my response to YA author Brigid Kemmerer’s “How long does it take to get published” post from her blog. Click the link to check out Brigid’s two cents…and then click here to pop on over to the Waterworld Mermaids site and help me…

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The Adventures of Supermermaid #1

Today is my blog day over at the Waterworld Mermaids, and I’m talking about my very first experience behind a table at a comic book convention–at HeroesCon just this past weekend! ********************** I am a comic book geek, dyed in the wool from the tender age when I could lift my first Archie Comics Digest. Casey and I loved…

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Talking Sex with the Mermaids

That’s right–you heard me. Today over at the Waterworld Mermaids, I’m talking Team Edward vs. Team Jacob and that ever-popular topic: Sex in YA. Intrigued? I know you are. You also know I really disliked Twilight. And what does all this have to do with Enchanted? Pop on over, check out the post, and join the conversation! (Turning off…

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I Am Team Katniss

My mini-rant on WaterWorld Mermaids today: “What the Hunger Games is NOT, is a trilogy of romance novels. Sure, there are romantic elements in it, but there are more romantic elements in Castle, and that still qualifies as a Crime Drama. The Hunger Games is dystopian science fiction fantasy. Horror, even. It’s a story of surviving your teenage years–which…

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