Ami gets published

Hello world, and Happy New Year! It has begun well, with my first published short story! You can find it at www.allegoryezine.com. It’s a great magazine, and an honor to have begun my published career with it. Junk Drawer, my story, is actually the first one I wrote as an ...

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For the first time

All of my short stories are out looking for a home now. Okay, the last one I just taped up in it’s envelope. But it’s ready to go. I need a break from my refractive surgery book, so I’m going to write a short story. I am almost overwhelmed by ...

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Repentance

I’ve always thought it somewhat unfair that we “learn from our mistakes”. Mistakes being the euphemism for sins, for doing something wrong, immoral, inethical. We do something wrong, and gain from it. I realized in communicating with a friend that this isn’t quite true, and then the concept made a bit more sense. ...

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Proposal

Two chapters and an introduction are in finished draft form. Tomorrow, I’m going to be starting on my proposal. This part is both exciting and scary. It is in the proposal that I get to sell my book to someone. Include sample chapters. An outline. Why I’m the one to write it. ...

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Eureka?

So a couple of posts back I whined that my story, “Quantum Genesis” had become derivative after I wrote it but before I’ve gotten it published. It was out to Analog, and it got rejected this week. Not surprised. It probably got rejected that much later after the episode aired only ...

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Jam the airwaves!

Sigh. I have a short fiction piece out to a magazine. I just watched a TV show tonight, Eureka, in which a character has a very similar theme going. I feel so derivative. Yeah, that is me feeling sorry for myself, but it is also me knowing that there is ...

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The Abuse of Russian Women

Recently, I watched part of a Russian documentary on mail order brides with my husband. He told me what the rest of it had shown. My initial reaction when he told me what he was watching was that it would be about how evil America was for exploiting these women. ...

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