SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E10: Father’s Day

Guys, I’m not gonna lie. I am scared to do another recap. That last one was so. damn. depressing.

But, you know, I love you. I’ll go on – for you. Deep breaths. Let’s do this thing.

Some old dude is talking about passing on the things that matter to him to his son. A younger dude goes home to his wife and kid, and the wife tells him that “Johnny L. is here.” Johnny L. is some guy in a mullet and a track suit, and he says that someone’s sending a car for Young Guy – David. Who looks really, really Continue reading

Cover Reveal: BLACK, 3rd Edition

Hey Snowflakes, with no FK recap and no Friday Roundup this week, I know it looks like Catherine is slacking. And to be totally honest she was relaxing on Friday at the Cherry Creek State Park reservoir beach. However that was a well deserved day off because we’ve been hard at work preparing for the re-release of Black and the release of Red.

You can download the sample chapters of Black from Smashwords, or pre-order the ebook from Kobo or iBooks right now. Continue reading

Fourth of July

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. Continue reading

SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E09: Undue Process: Trigger Warning Edition

YOU GUYS, IT’S CANADA DAY! Let’s all celebrate by going out to the fully-dressed strippers club, ignoring procedure, and joining a Lisa Frank cult. IT’LL BE AWESOME.

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TRIGGER WARNING: CHILD PREDATORS. I know some people think trigger warnings are dumb, but this episode is so, so bleak. If you’re looking for jokes, there aren’t any. This one was just awful. Continue reading

SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E08: Faithful Followers

Snowflakes! Did you miss Nick? I did. A little. Okay, fine, a lot. But he’s back, and he’s bringing his whole cult with him!

We open on a bunch of people holding their hands over a glowing globe. They look pretty happy, except for the dude who’s skulking around the basement with a ladder and a flashlight. And a toolbelt. Oh, I see. Cults never tip for good electrical services. Also, he’s being stalked by someone with a mop bucket who pours all the water out all over the basement, then flips the breakers so that’s the end of our electrician. Can’t wait to hear the motive for that one. Continue reading

Friday Roundup: Nuts and Bolts

I have been editing for what feels like months. Editing is just the suck. Time suck, energy suck, brain-power suck. And though it’s an integral part of the writing process, especially if you want to publish, it often feels as though it doesn’t get you ahead – and sometimes pushes you back.

Truth is, of course, that editing is almost as important as the writing itself. For a pantser like me – someone who writes without an outline or plot already conceived, “by the seat of my pants” – editing has to happen throughout writing a novel, because I can turn myself around and make terrible things happen to a plot if I’m not checking myself.

So because craft has been on my mind, today’s roundup is about the nuts and bolts of writing – story ideas, tips, and neat shit I found this week. Continue reading

Big News

No recap this week, Snowflakes. Sorry. It was a big week, and I was out and about a lot, and frankly, time just got away from me. There will be a Roundup tomorrow, and definitely a recap next week.

But! That’s not the news!

As you may have noticed, I’ve taken down anything associated with my cover image for BLACK. That’s because Continue reading

Friday Roundup: Unicorn Farts, Glitter Rainbows, and Car Accidents

Let’s talk about criticism, shall we?

I don’t know if you’ve heard of it, but Stop The GoodReads Bullies* is a group that runs around harassing people who give “bad” reviews to books. That’s not what they say they’re about, of course – they think they’re on some sort of crusade to stop “trolls” and “bullies” from bringing down authors’ rankings with unwarranted unfavorable reviews. But from what I’ve seen of their behavior – endorsed by Anne Rice, of all people – they’re just assholes who think the world should be unicorn farts and glitter rainbows and nothing bad ever, ever, ever. Continue reading

SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E07: Hunted

In which we have another Se7en knockoff episode? The DVD liner notes tell me this ep is about some killer hunting killers. But I’m pretty sure we already had that plot, didn’t we? Whatever, I guess. Onward!

We open on a dude dressed like a soldier walking around an…apartment complex? I think? Anyway, he looks at his watch, which is counting down to something. He’s all freaked out and keeps running around on these ramps – maybe it’s a municipal building? It’s big. I can’t imagine so many ramps at an apartment. He starts going through a trash can and finds a gun, so he shoots at nothing, and then gets shot dead. Someone else takes a metal suitcase – full of cash, obvies, because what else does one put in metal suitcases? – out of the trash and walks away. Continue reading