Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Archive for February, 2014

A Modest Proposal: or Give Me My Ponies and Cake.

So Lynn Shepherd thinks JK Rowling should stop writing because she is taking all the readers from the rest of us. I personally think that a rising tide raises all ships, and Rowling is the one who brought the wave machine. But for the sake of argument, I’ll take Shepherd’s position a step further. I […]

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So Con DFW went well

I’ve been a bit hidden away doing side projects for the past few days, so I haven’t had a chance to mention how ConDFW went. This was the one convention I planned to do this year, due to my pregnancy. I’m really glad that I made that decision, now. 5 hours in a car, plus […]

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Your Friends Aren’t Going To Publish You

I have some writer friends (who shall remain nameless) who have had problems off and on for years with a creeper/fan. This person’s (let’s call him voldemort, again because he who will not be named) behavior crosses the line into stalking – partially because voldemort has the mistaken belief that if he could just make […]

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Medieval Misfits: Renaissance Rejects is here!

My new book is out!  It’s available from Amazon in Kindle format right now, and should be available in paper format from both Amazon and Yard Dog Press after this weekend.  If you like Terry Pratchett’s work, I think you would enjoy this collection of short stories.  The exploding dragon story included in the book […]

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Writers Block VS. Opening a Vein

From time to time, I’ve heard various writer friends talk about writers block, or having their muse vanish on them. I don’t want to make light of what is a very real problem for them, but I’ve never had writer’s block. I think it’s because I trained as a journalist. When you are on deadline […]

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“Nesting” in the writerly sense.

They say that new moms go through a nesting phase of pregnancy. It’s that point somewhere in the end of the pregnancy where the baby is on the way, and the mom looks around at her home and thinks I can’t bring my kid home to this! Then there is usually a lot of cleaning […]

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Renaissance Rejects is coming

Just got the galley copy for Medieval Misfits: Renaissance Rejects.. If I can get it back to my editor in fairly short order, my publisher may have it in time for ConDFW. *cracks knuckles* time to burn the midnight oil.

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