Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

You’re Welcome

I’ve noticed that the more I’m plugged I to the headlines, the more depressed I feel. The local news station, my Facebook, content aggregators like Flipboard. Reading it all makes one inclined to believe the world is a messed up place. Yet statistically, we live in the most peaceful time ever. So In order to […]

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Santa’s Creepy Little Spy

This sounds like the premise of a horror movie: It watches you when you sleep, and reports back to it’s superiors.  It has a creepy little manequin head, and people aren’t supposed to touch it.  It never moves when you are watching it, but every morning, it’s in a different position. I’m not talking about […]

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You’re On Notice, World!

Right up until about a half hour after I found out I was having a girl, I was sure I wanted a boy. (The second child is a boy, but this is not his story.) Everyone says that raising boys is easier. I think they mean that while little girls are cute, they turn into […]

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Monday Musing: What Happened in Vegas

A couple of announcements before I get into the post. First off, while I was off in Las Vegas, the Broaduniverse Podcast Humor Episode that I put together posted. You can listen to it a Posterous. The address is. http://broadpod.posterous.com/ Also, Noralina Books is having a sale due to the publisher’s impending move. Noralina has […]

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Monday Musing – The Digital Age Speeds Everything Up

I talk a lot in this blog about a project I call the Epic Novel of 2010. Simply put, I started an urban fantasy novel in November of 2009 and finished writing it in 2010. I’ve almost finished polishing that novel now, and I’m about to send it to a couple of trusted friends to […]

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Snowy Friday

We don’t get much snow this way.  The princess was quite enchanted by it.  Yes, she has a cast on her leg.  In case you haven’t heard, she broke her leg last week.  I wrapped her leg up in plastic baggies and let her out to play in it.  She ran around in circles in […]

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food, illness and dogs.

I won’t be at either Fencon or Archon this weekend.  It’s my birthday weekend.  Husband wants to do something nice for me that does not include spending time around the fen.  No word what yet.  It’s a surprise. I was off yesterday, and spent the day with Husband, since he’s home sick.  Today he’s out […]

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This morning

The drive to work this morning was interesting.  Around here, the sun is just now starting to come up late enough that it’s rising just about the time I make the drive across the river and into Oklahoma.   Most of the time, I watch the sunrise through my rear-view mirror.  Today, there were lightning-shot lead gray clouds out to the west.  The sunrise had […]

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Lather, Rinse, Repeat

 Received my rejection from Andromeda.  That was fast.  Time to send the story out again.   Received confirmation that my WOTF submission is in.  Now to wait until December for word from them. Wrote another 250 words today of the Ghost Writer story.   And on a fannish note: My Supernatural Season 2 DVD’s have been here […]

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Procrastination = no writing done

I should have written something yesterday.  I had all day.   Instead I cleaned house, and mowed the lawn, and weeded the herb garden, and mulched the flower beds, and . . . and . . . and.  But  . . . and is the most common reason that I *don’t* get writing done.   So I need to get […]

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