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Life’s Lemons

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October 13, 2016 by Renee

I’ve been neglecting this place, and I’m sorry. I’m hoping with more flexibility in my schedule, I’ll be able to amuse you all more often. By flexibility I mean, I’m essentially unemployed. How’d that happen? Well, sometimes in life, you quit jobs because of new opportunities, and then those opportunities fizzle out, and there you are, just floating around with nowhere to go and wondering “HOW AM I GOING TO EAT?!”

It’s not that bad for me, but you get the idea.  So, how do I take these lemons and make something better than lemonade? Good question. After much discussion, thought, and binge watching of Salem, The Flash and Orphan Black, I decided to try to work from home again. This is good, because at some point in July-August, I had a serious issue finding the motivation to write. I was tired, miserable, and just not feeling it. Oh, I wrote. Started about a half-dozen new projects, but my interest waned fast, and that’s not like me. i even contemplated taking a writing break a few times. I know, that’s a terrible idea. Not going to do it.

Slowly, my writing groove is re-establishing itself, and I think it’s because what I’m doing now lets me be creative all the time, not just when I have a spare minute here and there. What do I mean? Well, not only am I writing (working on a lot of short fiction lately, but I do have some novels “in progress” too, so calm your shit), but I decided to open a little shop of handmade things. Didn’t know I could make shit, did you? Well I can.

Shit like this:

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And…

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Yep, those are voodoo dolls. I also make dream catchers, Christmas stuff like this guy,

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And bookmarks, bracelets, tabletop Christmas trees, and whatever else I feel like making here and there. Anyway, if you’re interested, check out my Facebook page.

Now, to the selling of books. As you know, I’m part of an author collective called Deviant Dolls Publications. We’re just a bunch of asshats writing weird stuff, dark stuff, and everything in between. We really like parties too, so we’re throwing a virtual Halloween party on the Facebook. Join us, and you could win a book, a doll or whatever that thing in our closet is.

I also decided to run a couple of sales the week of the event (October 25th to November 1st). You can get my Fangs and Fur books, Bayou Baby, In the Bones, The Legend of Jackson Murphy, Dirty Truths, and Muse for just 99 cents all week. Over the weekend of the event, October 29th and 30th, I’m making a few of my books FREE. So, you can also get Hunger, Lascivious, Lucky, Sweet Revenge, AND Stop Crying for absolutely NOTHING. All I ask is that you leave a review. Whatever your thoughts are on the books. Of course, they’re free even if you don’t leave a review, but give a girl at least one. Yes? Thanks.

I guess that’s all for now. There’s a few things “in the works” right now, so I’ll share that new later. Promise.

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Renee

Renee

I like to write stuff. Sometimes it's funny. I've published some novels and short fiction. I also battle an addiction to cake and potato chips, and I sometimes have inappropriate fantasies involving Kevin Spacey.

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