Melanie’s Diary

The Morning After

The Morning After

Sounds like a sexy title, doesn’t it? It’s not. I came up with that back when I thought misdirection was cool, and now I don’t want to go back and change every embarrassing thing I ever wrote. The story’s actually not bad. I read back through, thinking I’d be happy Untreed Reads didn’t renew my …

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Late

Late

You’re expecting a new chapter for Lost in the Museum today, but it’s not working out. I have most of it ready (next week?), but the ending is giving me trouble. Honestly, I haven’t been feeling creative lately — could be because there are Nazis in the world again. More likely because people I used …

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11/22/63 by Stephen King

11/22/63 by Stephen King

♦♦♦♦◊ It’d really be 3.5 stars, because the middle did drag. It’s not a secret that I think politics are boring (assassinations and all that), which is why it took me so long to pick up this book. Then my husband started the TV show and said, “It’s actually pretty good,” so I watched it. …

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Webcomics

Webcomics

I’m no stranger to comic books and cartoons. One of my favorite combos is the Jem and the Holograms series from IDW, stemming from my voracious fandom of the TV show back in the 80s. I’ve mentioned enjoying the Vertigo series The Unwritten on this blog. Likewise, The Last Unicorn (IDW) was a fantastic adaptation …

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New Old Stuff

New Old Stuff

Things are obviously not going to settle down in the world, so I might as well talk about other stuff. We’re all gonna die. I’ve been in Edinburgh for a year and a half now, and honestly, so much BS has gone down in America, I hope I never see that place again. Never say …

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Republishing 2.0

Republishing 2.0

Quick update: I’ve updated Lost in the Museum’s page to include all the chapters already up on Wattpad. Continuing the novel here instead. 2 chapters are up in their entirety. Enjoy.

Republishing

Republishing

In the year that I’ve been without a publisher and all but one of my works is now out of print, I’ve been concentrating on writing and getting my physical body in a place I want it. Edinburgh has been good to me, and since I don’t have to deal with the R train on …

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1 Year in Edinburgh

1 Year in Edinburgh

It’s been a year, and boy HAS it been a year. I guess I don’t have to go in to the whole trash fire of 2016 — everyone knows what happened. It was so numbing I couldn’t get my thoughts down, and this blog has been largely inactive. My books aren’t for sale anymore, and that’s …

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Goodbye, Booktrope

Goodbye, Booktrope

It’s  been so long since I’ve published a post here because I haven’t known what to say. At first, it was just that Booktrope, my publisher of Awake and The Silent Treatment went out of business at the beginning of June. Consequently, my work is no longer available. While I’ve had time to wrap my …

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