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Author Platforms and Snake Oil Salesmen

I finished my second draft of my second novel last week and now I’m stuck in the in-between place where I don’t really have a project to work on. It’s two months to Nanowrimo. And that feels like too little time to really dig into […]

In Case I Didn’t Mention it, The Last Few Months Have Been Hard

Yesterday I did something out of the ordinary. I took some time off. I have a history of trying to work something productive into every moment of everyday. I am constantly cooking or tidying (not that you’d notice), writing, reading, knitting, etc. I don’t sit […]

How Not To Blog

When you end your last post “stay tuned,” you probably don’t expect your illustrious blog host to disappear for six months. Felix/Mommy selfie time. Also, feeling the love with my @bitchmedia B-Hive mug, because we value independent media. A post shared by Marla Dawn Holt […]

Bad Romance

At one point in the original Gilmore Girls series, someone says to Lorelai, “You like movies right?” And Lorelai’s reply is “Good, bad, and in between.” Ladies and Gents, that is how I feel about the subtle art that is the romance novel. There are […]

I Didn’t March for Unity

I marched in the Kansas Women’s March this past Saturday. I’ve seen a lot of criticism of the march from both sides, and a lot of people who didn’t really understand what it was about. Unity was a word I heard bandied about a lot, […]

What is Saving My Product Photos

Last week, I posted on the Tiny Dino Studios facebook page about playing with my foldio, and I got a bunch of questions about how I liked it. Before this past week, I’d only used the foldio a handful of times, and mostly with my […]

32

On my 32nd birthday, I am three days into a huge life transition. Having given up my day job to stay home with my kids, I am excited and nervous and full of plans. But really, when am I not full of plans? The first […]

Thoughts At the End of the Year

1. All of the blog people are talking about their new year goals. 2. I don’t usually play by the blogging people rules. I rebel against most of the “blog this way to build an audience” schtick, but I kind of like this. 3. I […]

New Adventures

I have some pretty exciting news. I am quitting my job in three weeks. I have been working as a specialty retail buyer for 4 1/2 years now, and it has been a blast, but it is time for something new. In fact, I have […]

The Day After

This morning I awoke with a knot in the pit of my stomach. I feel like I should have done more. Most of this past year, I have been focusing my mental energy inward. I was growing a baby, preparing myself for labor, trying not […]

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