Book Review: Cinco de Mayo by Michael J. Martineck

The story begins with every single person alive being simultaneously imbued with the memories, feelings and emotion of another person. Permanently paired with another person. Children are paired with adults, men with women, killer with pacifist without rhyme or reason. The book itself is less a contiguous story so much as it follows the hours and days after the event with several individuals. How they deal or avoid dealing with what they have gained is different for each. You might even call it a story made up of several character studies, each with its own conflict and resolution. I found the individual stories to be very interesting. What the characters chose to do with the new knowledge was equally interesting. […]

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Some Salient Points

I was listening to Mur Lafferty’s “I Should Be Writing” podcast this morning. Specifically episode 171. I love Mur’s podcast because she is so honest about her own writing  journey and because a lot of things she talks about are things I’m going through too. In this particular episode she talked about two things that really resonated with me. The first was the sense of entitlement some people seem to have, specifically entitlement about getting published. There were times where I’ve felt that sense of jealousy towards people who “seem” to have hit the jackpot and been published the first time out. Usually what happens is I do additional research and discover that these people have years and YEARS of […]

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Hustle and Bustle

It’s that busy time of the year when there never seems to be enough time to get everything done. Come to think of it, that really describes any time of year for me, but the holiday season is especially full. Mercifully, my shopping has been finished for quite a while so that isn’t in the way but I still have my Scout and Cub commitments along with all the other holiday related goodness too. And I’m trying to get GalaxyBillies ready for Podiobooks.com and I’m trying to get another short story written AND I’m trying to get back to work on my NaNoNovel AND… well, you get the idea. Lots of “ands” and not a lot of time. I do […]

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