I’ve not gone missing…I’m thawing…or freezing depending on the day. 😉 And Christmas, well, had to go see the family…it’s a bit of a downer since we’ve lost some members recently but we do love to get together. While trying not to think too much on the downer stuff,  I’ve been enjoying the Venture Brothers. I don’t know if any of you have seen that but it is hilarious!

The bizarre animated escapades of pseudo-heroic scientist Dr. Rusty Venture, his competent, high strung bodyguard, and his two over-enthusiastic sons.



Solstice was fun, if cold. I got a new drum. Ya!!! Isn’t it pretty?S/W Ver: 97.04.30RI’ve never been a drummer before, but I do love the monthly drumming circles.

For Christmas I was working very diligently on something writing-like–and except for the cookies I made didn’t get it done on time. Hope to have it done  to release soon. It’s formatting currently.

In the meantime, did you see I was interviewed in Eternal Haunted Summer this week? It’s up here if you’d like to see. I also have a new story there as well as do some other very talented authors and poets. Do check the new issue out if you have a chance. Happy Holidays, everyone!

Once Upon A Time

What do you think of Once Upon a Time? What do you think of the new season so far? I spent the last couple weeks, prior to the debut rewatching the season with Mom (DVRs rock) I have a few faves, but a few niggle points still stick.

I think their definition of fairy tale’s a bit loose, however loved the Alice episode (are you surprised?), and Pinocchio’s an adorable kid.(and what in the world is happening to him now??? (no, no. No spoiler…You have to watch last night’s episode to learn that. I’m not telling.

Here’s the biggest question I had at the end of season one: if a character’s secret is revealed in the first season….(like several all throughout the first season–or page one in book terms), isn’t it a mite too soon? For instance the end of OUAT, season one! Did they just blow the mystery out of the rest of the (presumably) seasons to come?

Now that you know what the secret is, what’s to keep you watching?

I ask this because I’m of the camp that Melanie Rawn spawned: Don’t tell all your secrets until you have to. (In her case, it was the very end of book two of one of her series–when will book three come out?????) *ahem* and it’s a big thing in Mystery writing. You lay out your secrets gradually. You do NOT reveal everyone’s GMC immediately (sorry romance writers, you’ve been taught wrong).

If I tell you “My Character is Actually The Easter Bunny In Disguise” on page two what’s left to keep you reading (or in the case of OUAT, watching)? That the other characters don’t know, to me, seems ….a lame consolation (easily fixed by a conversation–and we don’t like that either).

Still, will I keep watching Once Upon A Time? You betcha.  Heck after that bang up season two open, even my hubby’s watching! 😉 And did you see Sunday night’s?

I also want to see who they’ll cover next (I’d kinda like to see them do the Swan Princess or Snow White and Rose Red) and how they’ll fix this mindF– that Mr. Gold caused. What about you? What fairy tale are you looking forward to this season?