#RainbowSnippets #novellines Forty-Three 4/21 Interesting

Welcome to this week’s installment of Rainbowsnippets*! I’ve been doing a lot of research for the Appalachian Elementals series this week, including reading a thesis from my alma mater, East Tennessee State University, that deals with the history and geography of Embreeville Mountain where the series is set. Interesting stuff. Seriously, it is. Over seventy mines in a small area during the span of two hundred years. Cherokee people. Revolutionary War. Confederacy. Quakers. Iron furnaces. WWII. Flash floods. Illegal dumping of toxic waste. My plot bunnies are multiplying like, well, bunnies. (Hoppity hop, sproing! Look, another bunny!) Continue reading

#WIPpet Wednesday #QueerBlogWed 4/18/18: Nethers

I’m running in low gear right now because of medication adjustments. If you take an anticonvulsant, you know just what I mean. Any sort of change, especially an uptick in your dosage, messes with you for days. I’ve spent a week now with an upgrade to one medicine’s evening dosage – I’ve slept reeeaaally well. Starting tomorrow, I up the daytime dosage too. That. Will. Leave. Me. Dragging – at least for a few days, and feeling hungover until I adjust, but if it works, it’s worth it.

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 #RainbowSnippets #novellines Forty-Two 4/14 Forget That

Welcome to this week’s installment of Rainbowsnippets*! I’m coming in late and running hot with this #RainbowSnippets but better late than never, right? I spent much of the morning in a meeting for the small publisher I’m working with: all the monthly general stuff, calendar updates, upcoming expenses. We’ll be taking submissions come August, so I’ll be sharing more on that in the future.

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#WIPpet Wednesday #QueerBlogWed Dancing

I’m a bit more subdued this week than last, and a little upset with myself. You see, I’ve been running behind on my post replies for a few weeks, and it finally caught up with me. I went today, Monday, to catch up the WIPpet Wednesday posts and to discover that they’ve already been taken down. Dang-it. It’s my own fault. I’ll try to get to them sooner, I promise. I’m quite certain I missed some good reads. I’ll backtrack to catch the ones I can after I finish this post, but I’m sorry if I miss someone. Continue reading

#RainbowSnippets #novellines Forty-One 4/7 Size Twelves

Welcome to this week’s installment of Rainbowsnippets*! This one is uniquely mine, but there are lots of other great snippets to read, so after you finish here click the FB link at the bottom of the post to discover other great LGBTQIA authors and their works.

This has been a busy week for me. My word count for the second novel in the Appalachian Elementals series is nearing 40K, I finished the cover art for Cleaning House, and I’m working on tweaking and some initial formatting before it journeys out for edits later this month. The protagonist, Cent, is, by her own admission, nearing but not quite enbie, so I had a hard time finding anyone even remotely resembling her, but the image below is about as close as I’m going to get. It comes from Unsplash, and the info attached to the image file names says anton-darius-thesollers-398397-unsplash, but I can’t get onto Unsplash tonight to get a proper credit link. (it keeps giving me an error page) I used this image, in a modified state, for an alternative cover for Cleaning House, but you won’t be seeing it here because the cover I am using was wildly more popular when I shared the two on FB and asked for a vote. That said, here’s about as close as I’m going to get to Cent. Continue reading