Those who lack an appreciation for wit, humor (including the sub-genres of dry, smug, British, German [is there really such a thing?], stupid, childish, infantile, wise-cracking, dim-witted, bawdy, dull, and silly), and self-deprecation should read no further.


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Observations and musings about stuff by the founder and creator of the #ASAWL movement and website


August 27, 2017

Today marks the two-week point since the male editor has had my manuscript.   When I checked in a week ago, it was clear he either hadn't started it or wasn't very far into it.  On the other hand, the female editor begins her editing work on August 31st, and has alread...

August 21, 2017

In less than two weeks, Texans will be able to sleep more soundly.  That's because beginning on September 1st, and in addition to being able to open carry rifles and shotguns, and carry concealed handguns, they will be able to open carry blades over five and one-half i...

August 14, 2017

Am I the only one who's noticed that Dwayne Johnson and Mr. Peanut have the same stylist? 


August 13, 2017

I found a male editor for my work, and today, I sent the MS to him for editing.  The female editor I've also engaged will start her review of the same MS in two weeks.  How will the edits differ, if at all?  Will the gender of the editor play a role in the comments I r...

August 8, 2017

Today, and while walking down the common hallway near the elevators in my office building, a saw a woman wearing green pajama pants and a green t-shirt with the word "VAGINA" written in huge, yellow letters across the front.

Was she advertising that she has a vagina?  L...

August 8, 2017

So I decided to hire both a male and a female editor for my novel.  Problem is, I can't find a single, male editor with prior experience editing (or publishing, preferably both) supernatural mysteries.  I've now been through four editing services with no luck.  Is the...

August 5, 2017

1.  A personalized license plate that read, "Asprin";

2.  A woman at a restaurant wearing Spanx as shorts; and

3.  A billboard that read, "Syphillis Tornado."

August 3, 2017

I'm shopping for an editor with experience in the speculative fiction/supernatural mystery genre(s).  So far, I've interviewed  several candidates who believe that a background in paranormal romance or thrillers is sufficient to edit my novel, which doesn't involve any...

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