Monday, October 27, 2014

To remove/delete or not to

As a writer of short fiction I have a lot of tales out there for readers to follow. As of this month I have been collecting together the various tales into collections and trying to decide if I should remove them from individual sales once I have put out the collections or if I should leave them up.

Now I can see both sides of this issue. Some of those wonderful tales have received the much coveted reviews and some have not. Removing those that have not received reviews would hurt nothing really but those that have received reviews would make them disappear.  Not something a wise writer would wish for.

Also I do not know how that would effect my author ranking on places like Amazon. I mean after all it is all about ranking over there. If your rank drops down, you drop off of pages and advertizing. Not something to even think about!

So should I remove tales or not? I am not sure.

In other news I find myself trying to decide if I should take some of my longer short short stories and post them up on a new pay site I found. It is called and so far I have placed one tale there. With no movement I am rethinking this place. It is nice that that only take work up to 2k words and that for each read past the opening you get 25 cents. That is a good thing. I submitted a bunch of my longer flash fictions and poetry and they were not accepted, which surprised me. When I queried them they said they were either too short or seemed incomplete. Now that really was odd. I don't post anything for sale that I consider incomplete but it seems the 'reviewers' there thought they were.

I have a couple tales I plan on finishing and placing there as a test. If they either are rejected or don't spark any interest, I will write off this site. I will keep you readers updated as I do.

Now as we all know this Friday is that most fun day, Halloween. The kids will be going out trick or treating and us silly adults get to dress up, at least for a little bit, as something scary or funny.  I don't have a lot of pictures of myself in costume but how about I put up what I have? This should give you all a good laugh. I am no just be warned!

Okay I was the one in the red and the last two were a very long time ago...I haven't looked that good in decades!  Horrible what old age does to a woman huh? the one in red was from 1982 and the last one? Well I was a kid of 13!  So Happy Halloween Everyone!

Sadness on Samhain | Lisa Williamson | Fantasy | Story |

Sadness on Samhain | Lisa Williamson | Fantasy | Story |

Monday, October 20, 2014

once again the bull..or come on folks get it right!

As a Wiccan I find a lot of what comes out at this time of year a real insult. More and more shows making witches villains yet again. Even more annoying is when shows like CSI are thinking if they put in science and technology that they can show the so called truth of us.  So very very very very wrong!

On CSI they are trying, I will admit. Most Wiccans are not super secretive but in today's overly conservative view of things, we don't put ourselves forward the way many others do. But in this episode that I am watching (via pvr) they get some things right and a lot wrong.  Wicca is not a secret society like those found at universities or political parties. It is a religion, a nature religion. We find all life sacred, Wiccan don't kill, they don't curse people and banishment spells? Really?

Oh by the way Wiccans RARELY use blood for any reason. And they certainly don't use it to grab power! Good that makes me so annoyed!

If a member of a Wiccan coven did something bad enough to require something like that it is called Warlocking!...and yes if they found out he was selling drugs I do believe he would have been warlocked but not in his own sacred space. Wiccans would have used their own sacred space.

It is sad to me that the world of Writers on TV can't see past the crazy prejudice of mass religions toward one of the world's older religions. Wiccans are peaceful people who find nature more sacred than anything else. We watch it, experience it and enjoy it. We do our best to not hurt anyone or any creature if we can help it.

When writers do their research they really really really need to do REAL research. Not this silly shit that they have been doing. Mixing just enough real information with many other non traditional paths is wrong. So wrong that I am ashamed to think that these people consider themselves writers.