Tracy S. Morris

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Archive for September, 2009

Writerly Thoughts with a side of Pesto.

Since the first frost can’t be far off, I’m looking at my basil bushes, and wondering what to do with all that basil. Some of it I can put in freezer bags and freeze. Some of it will probably get dried (not the most ideal way to save it, but I can mix it with oregano and […]

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It’s monday!

And I’m still not quite over last week’s cold.  Persistant, stubborn thing.  Word count last week: 5,000 Submissions out : 6 Rejections in: 1

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Fiction Friday

Today was a pretty organized day for me.  I was able to get up, run get some cold meds, pick up yarn for my newest project, lunch and a brief stop at a consignment shop before noon.  I found two nice blouses and almost got a great deal on a beat up old brown leather […]

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Needs more subplot . . . or cowbell. Whichever.

Halfway through my second draft of the epic YA novel of Epic Epicity.  Not so epic, at the moment.  My wordcount is now up to 58,000.  Although I suspect that areas in need of expansion will present themselves as I work.  Today I was dwelling on one of the panels that I spoke on at […]

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Fencon and Sales

Back from fencon very late Sunday night.  It was a good convention, with slightly over 700 attendees this year.  I sat in on some really good panels, including the Yard Dog Press traveling roadshow.  I read an excerpt from Bride of Tranquility during the roadshow, with interpretive dancers.  One of these years, I’ll learn not […]

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21:55 Dinner convo: what kind of food is ‘American Food?’ Hamburgers and French Fries. O.o # Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter

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Dragon*Con video Blogs

Gail Z. Martin just posted her video blogs of Dragon Con which included part of the panel we shared, and both of our RFR readings with Broad Universe.  I’m in the Day 2 and Day 3 blog enteries.  Day 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUNMQtmLoc0Day 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWKxEHPcmbcDay 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnFiZxyslu8 Also, one of my best friends took a few photos […]

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Fencon Schedule

Just got my schedule for Fencon: Friday: 12:00 Noon  70 years of Batman 3:00  Puns– Can they be stopped? 9:00  Social Networking Saturday: 2:00  Yard Dog Press Road Show 7:00 Southern Fandom Sunday 3:00 70 years of Marvel Comics

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Dragon*Con: Post Mortem

The last day of Dragon*Con was more relaxed, in terms of fan numbers, laid back attitudes and overall attendence.  There were still fans, and many of them were down in the dealer’s room looking for the last minute stuff.  My two readings on the Broad Universe Rapid Fire Readings this year were good, and I […]

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Dragon*con: Day 3

I’m starting to get my bearings around Dragon*Con.  Which is ironic, since the trip is nearly over.  Sunday is a lot less crowded than Saturday, although since the masquerade is on Sunday, the costumes are better.  I heard that CNN was there and that we made the national news.  My panel went well, and I had […]

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