Archives for July 2013

What’s In A Pseudonym?

Breaking news!  Last week the publishing industry was rocked by the discovery that J. K. Rowling (author of “Harry Potter”, in case you’ve been living in a cave) had published a British mystery novel under the pseudonym “Robert Galbraith”. She was outed, and the usual hysteria ensued (here’s one of the articles – this one […]

10 Completely Random Things That Are True In My Life

I find myself coming to the end of a Sunday afternoon with no blog post prepared.  This cannot be!  I rack my brains.  I pace to and fro.  I fist my hands in my hair and tug, which only causes me pain. Then, suddenly, a thought occurs.  This is unusual, so I savor it for […]

Too Much Slack Takes You Back

It’s funny how quickly bad habits can raise their ugly head, even when you think you’ve chopped them down far enough to give you a bit of a break. So, as I’ve said in previous posts, I was on vacation last week and pretty productive. However, by Tuesday THIS week I found myself sitting in […]


Betsy    …and then do you remember how the Muse got all caffeinated and we laughed and laughed because she was just chattering and jumping around… Muse     I was not! Betsy    You certainly were! After that typing session my arms were so sore I couldn’t even take off my glasses! Coffee   […]

Creativity Is Important

As I contemplated going back to work at the end of my week of vacation, I realized I was looking around the house thinking, “I really didn’t get much done.” Wait…what? I wrote every day for at least 5 – and most days more like 7 – hours a day.  I have the structure of […]


So, I’ve been on vacation from my muggle job this week and I’ve been — wait for it, wait for it — WRITING!  I KNOW!  I’m as shocked as you are! In fact, because it has been as hot as Heck here at the Palatial Horvath Estate, I haven’t been doing much of anything EXCEPT […]