Update! I know it’s late!

Heeey! I have been working on things. Mostly I have been tweeting politics like it’s my job… BUT, I have gotten a few things done, such as–

Slash and Burn Editing: I wrote an article for National Novel Editing Month 🙂 I am currently editing two novels. One of them is an R&R (revise and resubmit) from a small press. Which is exciting! But I found myself doing ANOTHER slash and burn editing job. Part of the the revision request was the  pacing. Which means I need to tighten up the manuscript and get events going. So I’ve been aiming to cut about 10K. However, it’s a Middle Grade novel and 57K so 10K might be too deep a cut. So far I have cut about 7K which is pretty good. And mine is not the only article. For the full list go here and see if you pick up some new tips and tricks.

And I have updated my Etsy shop with two new pieces! All sales from my Etsy shop go to a different organization each month, all of them dedicated to fighting tr*mp! This month’s sales go to Jon Ossoff, the democratic nominee for Tim Price’s old seat in GA’s 6th district.

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New Art for sale! Proceeds go to fight tr*mp

I have renewed my Etsy store with new art AND I am donating all proceeds from my shop to various causes dedicated to fighting tr*mp and his insane agenda of destruction and fascism. Each month I will choose a new organization to donate too.

I hope you’ll consider buying some art 🙂 And donating to worthy causes.

This work is different from the art I sell at conventions and will not be sold at cons.

Here are the first four pieces.

 

 

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A brand new Redbubble Design!

So I finally got another “Books and Cats and Tea” design done. The original version is my bestselling shirt so I thought I’d add some variety. I also updated the products, and as always- there is also a “Books and Dogs and Tea” design as well!

You can visit my Redbubble store here

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Call your State and Federal Representative

I’m rather “phone shy” and I HATE cold calling anything! I have no idea what to say. So I thought I’d write a basic phone script for anyone out there who wants to call  their representatives but don’t quite know what to say.

It’s kind of generic, and it doesn’t cover everything (there is too much to cover honestly), but it might be a good jumping off point. People can use this and make it their own. Add the issues most dear to your heart.

Feel free to copy this, paste, link, print it out whatever you want.

Also- if you don’t know who represents your state just Google “who represents (name of sate)” and you will get links to their websites. The website should have their phone number and address. Calling is by far the most effective way to reach elected leaders. Someone in their office will HAVE to talk to you.

Don’t just focus on your member of congress either! State politics echo at the federal level! So call ALL of them!

“Hello, my name is ___________ and I’m a voter from city/county/state and I am afraid. I am afraid for my safety and the safety of my rights as well as for the safety and rights of my loved ones. I believe the new presidency represents a dangerous slide into authoritarianism in America. I feel that the republican party will all the petty whims of the new president.

I still believe in equal rights for all of America.

I believe women should have control of their own bodies.

I believe healthcare should be available to everyone.

I believe in marriage rights for LGBTQ couples and their right to be safe.

I believe Black Lives Matter.

I believe immigrants are vital and valuable.

I believe in clean air and water for now, and for future generations.

I believe in renewable energy and phasing out carbon.

And (representative’s name) needs to stand up for human decency because the actual damage that can be done to people’s lives and safety is both real and immediate.

The damage that you personally can do to people is vaster and more devastating than ever before.”

 

 

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Dear Democrats in Office

Dear Democrats in office,

We are expecting you to block the Bigot-in-Chief at every turn. Bring congress to a crushing halt. Drag your heels on everything. Filibuster. Dig in. Walk out. Waste time and money. Just like the repulicans did for the eight fucking years. KEEP FROM ACHIEVING ANYTHING! KEEP HIS TEAM OF RACIST IGNORATI FROM ACHIEVING ANYTHING. WORK AGAINST HIM AT EVERY TURN.

Turn and face the racism unleashed! Follow twitter accounts like Shaun King which is chronically the flood of racist attacks all over the country.

 

 

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ALL Etsy sales go to charity

OK- this will be prefaced with a lot of negative things about me as an artist- just shut up and let me get there! (I will also post this at a more reasonable hour- I am doing what most of you did last night- stay awake in terror)
 
So here is my Etsy shop Gothic Dollie
 
I don’t think this will work. I’m not much of an artists, and every time I do something it pretty much fails. BUT I’m going to try to do the only thing I can do even though I’m not much of an artist and people don’t really buy my art.
 
In light of the election I am going to donate all the proceeds from my Etsy shop to a different charity every month. It might not be much (probably nothing judging by how often my art sells…) but just in case someone out there wants an ACEO I thought I’d give it a try.
 
So for this month I’ll donate the proceeds to Planned Parenthood.
 
In the bizarre event that this actually works I’ll make more ACEOs. It will just be ACEOs- sorry about that, but I need my big paintings to sell at conventions.
 
I;m also guessing that those of you out there with money are already donating and don’t need to buy ugly art in order to do so… but I thought I’d try since I don’t really have the money to donate to anything….
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Fairy Tale Retellings

I have actually written more than a few of these! And I write about what I learned on Novel Spaces . It’s an interesting process and I happen to enjoy the framework that retellings provide.

If you’d like to delve a little deeper Cat Rambo offers an on-demand class with Rachel Swirsky about turning Old Stories Into New.

Many authors have tackled various fairy tales and they remain a perennial favorite.

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