Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Archive for December, 2007

Lather, Rinse, Repeat. Ad nauseum

In early December I sent out about 5 new manuscripts.  By late December, I’ve collected two new rejections.  Given that it’s the end of the year, I can get them both into a contest (send one on the 31st, and one on the 1st.)  The end of the year is great like that.  At some point, these […]

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Exactly who is in charge here?

 My husband and I are more-or-less owned by a shiba inu.  Some days more than less.  Her name is Essey, but most of the time we call her ‘your majesty.’ She has her own unique logic.  Since I put her out every morning before feeding her, she assumes that going out is the magical step […]

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The latest from the yard

 Here’s the latest from my publisher, Yard Dog press   This is what will be on sale in January. Black Rose Avenue by Mark Shepherd -a hard hitting action adventure setin an all too believable future. Normally YDP price $16.00 now on sale for$14.00 Checking on Culture by Lee Kilough- Brand new YDP edition, helps writersbuild […]

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Is less more?

 “I wanted to live deep and suck out all he marrow of life, to live so sturdily and spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swatch and shave close, to drive life into a corner and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to […]

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The saga of the Christmas Tree

for the last ten years or so, I have had a 6 foot tree that you have to take out of the box, sort branches put each branch in individually.  The whole thing takes was very complicated, and shed little plastic needles everywhere.   Total assembly time: 1 hour. Last year, the doctor that I worked for […]

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