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Seeking the Write Life Balance

The "writer's lifestyle" as imagined through Anthropologie catalogs and biographies of downwardly mobile trustafarians of the early 20th century has been thoroughly debunked by real-life author Rosalie Knecht for any aspiring writers out there who don't know what professional writers' lives are actually like. So what does it look like for a regular person of this century to live the life of a writer? I'm still working it out for myself.

As far as I can tell, writers' lifestyles are crazy quilts of figuring out how to live life while writing about life while supporting life with a reliable income, usually in the form of an unglamorous day job.

My own life is an act of balancing five core needs, in no particular order:
to write novelsto do meaningful work in exchange for a living wageto experience life, especially with my family and friendsto take care of the home where I live with boring chores and upkeepto maintain good health, because I can't do any …

Four-Way with the Vampire

Word on the Tweets is that there are literary agents seeking vampire stories... again. In case this actually becomes a new publishing trend, so soon after its most recent demise, the ladies of the Pigasus Pen have collaborated on developing a concept that Christina (seen here as a vampire, next to my husband in drag) has been keeping in her cleavage for a decade or two.

I can't give any spoilers, but I will say that the idea may get tied into the fictional television show "My Boyfriend the Vampire" from Meika's Breakaway romance novel series.

Meanwhile, I am still writing Matka Danu Miklagarth, and there are no vampires in it, because nobody had thought of vampires yet in the 11th century. However, they had thought of Slavic cannibal mermaids and guardian spirits of the forest and other great paranormal boyfriend/girlfriend material, so there's that.


And here's a picture of me on the same Halloween when Christina was a vampire and my boyfriend (husband, actu…