I tried a new lipstick today. Didn’t quite work out. #365feministselfie
FWIW, I think it’s kind of cute! Maybe if you did eyeliner too?
I came to the conclusion earlier this year that I could only wear the super-dark lipsticks if I was prepared to do all the dramatic face-paint that went with it. Otherwise the black and extremely dark lip colors just overwhelm.
(They can have my deep reds and wine colors when they pry them from my cold, dead hands, though.)
Harlequin now has an online submission form. You upload your manuscript and synopsis and write your cover letter in a form field (I wrote it in Word and used copy/paste because I like to keep records). And after you click submit, you can actually go and look, online, at your submitted manuscript entry (it’s on a private page) and see whether anything has happened to it.
I submitted my manuscript a week ago. (This is A HALF NANOSECOND in slushpile time.) I know no one has looked at it yet, and yet I cannot help visiting the page with my entry on it.
At least this week I know it’s RWA and no one is looking at anyone’s manuscripts. I can breathe easy, and focus on the next book (hi, Milo & Grace). I don’t have to check again until next week.
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::click:: Nope. Not updated yet.
Back to Milo & Grace, who are now at 15,800 words and counting.
……I WAS NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT EMOTIONALLY PREPARED FOR THIS PIC OF CHRIS EVANS. #HELP
Cap gets his wizarding robes?
i made an aesthetic generator now you can discover urself
…I would if I could.
museum hippie - I can get behind this.
mermaid punk, I know some of those. I can only aspire to such an aesthetic.
I think I got someone else’s. Dad Emo.
i’m claiming Dad Emo so somebody else can get what i got, which is Swamp Femme.
Actually that sounds pretty spot-on for me. Florida chicks represent!
Romance writers do what they love, and they get paid for it. They hone their craft, like any other writer. They value their work, and they speak with an honest voice, telling the stories that they want to tell. I can’t imagine anything more feminist.
Writing Romance Fiction Is A Feminist Act by Danielle Summers. (via therumpus)
I know a lot of romance writers, and they are amazing, hard-working people who are serious about their craft. They are also serious about having fun! Before you turn your nose up at romance writers and romance writing, get to know some of the people who work in this demanding field. It covers nearly every other genre there is—mystery, horror, western, science fiction, historical (and just about every historical period), paranormal (and all of those subgenres), thriller, fantasy (all kinds). Romance has come a long way from what my mother’s generation read!
It’s nice to have friends who work at the jobs I am assigning to my characters. Because when I get in deep water, they are kind and will pat my head and tell me where I’ve completely screwed up.
The Internet is a grand resource, but it only gets you so far. Personal experience will not only provide competent corrections but also amusing anecdotes. :)
1940s heroine The Black Orchid rescuing her boyfriend. One of the best panel captions in comics history.
There should be a show just called “AU”
every single episode, a group of the same characters are in a different alternate universe with no explanation as to why.
As a bonus, you get an excellent set of earworms in a different musical style for each episode.