• motherhood

    Raising a Human

    image via I woke up this morning with the overwhelming realization that I’m raising a human. Society covers up this fact for new parents with baby showers, congratulation parties, fun toys and the general gist that EVERYONE can do this, and it’s fun! Yay! It wasn’t until this morning that it really hit me (five months since my son was born) that I am raising a human. Yes, I know he’s a.) human and b.) I’m raising him. It was the deeper implications of that. The bone jarring realization that he will be a human that will someday vote. A human that will buy groceries for his family and be…

  • Amazon v. Hachette,  ebook debate,  writing life

    Amazon vs. Hatchette

    It’s four AM and I should be sleeping. Instead I’ve gotten up (really why did I do that??) wandered around the house, got a glass of water and checked my phone. Wow, now I REALLY can’t sleep. I have an email time stamped at 12:34AM from Amazon requesting KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) author help. I read it, thinking it would put me back to sleep. Ah, no. Now I’m blogging it. Amazon opens up about the Hachette deal. You’ve all heard about the Amazon-Hachett kurfuffle (for those that haven’t it boils down to Hachette not signing a distribution deal with Amazon, basically a price war, if you will. Amazon wants…