Author: D.M. Domosea

A most intelligent wench. SpecFic Author for #KidLit #YA and Adult. SFF Geek. SCBWI member. I excel at unnecessarily complicated explanations.

My Website Glow-Up!

At long last – I’m excited to announce my Glow-Up!  And when I say “my,” I mean my online presence. If you regularly read my posts via my website or even visit (darest I dream it…?) on a regular basis, you’ve probably already noticed it for yourself.  But for followers who read my posts via…

How to Pick Your Next WIP

I’m done. Finished. Finito. It’s a wrap on “final” edits to my middle grade novel. I’m now a query critique-and-revision cycle away from sending it back out to agent slush piles. I can’t do much more to get this book noticed, represented and published, so short of edits requested by an acquiring editor, I’m calling…

Breaking the Shelfie Optic

I have a confession: I wince when fellow authors post their shelfies—photos of their glorious bookshelves, filled top to bottom with volumes of literary treasures. Not because I hate seeing them but because my own shelfie would be appallingly, even embarrassingly, lacking. I love books. I love buying them. I love reading them. I especially…

The Gifts We Cherish Most

When looking back through the years, can you recall any one specific Valentine’s Day gift? Does one stand out above the others in your memory as singularly special? Of all the Valentine’s gifts I’ve received over the years, only one in particular comes to mind, and it’s not what you might expect. It was a…

A Shameful Tale of Book Disparagement

Today, I’d like to share a story with you of a time when I committed an egregious faux pas for a writer and self-proclaimed bibliophile. A time when I disparaged the gift of a book. Let me set the scene.   It was Christmas, 1980—something. I can’t recall exactly, but I was maybe ten or…

Six Things to Care About in 2021

The year’s days are numbered, which is guaranteed to mean one thing: the internet and airwaves are awash in “year in review” articles and news segments. Rather than jump on that (potentially depressing) bandwagon, I’d like to offer a more hopeful approach that looks to the year ahead, a “year in preview” segment, if you…

Creating in the Time of Corona

This is my fourth attempt at a post for this week’s blog entry. Let’s see if I actually get anywhere with this one. I had several topics I wanted to write about, but after getting a few sentences into each one, I ran out of steam.  Or more precisely, I hated the way the words…

Social Media: Taking a Break or Breaking Away?

Lately, I’ve been toying with the idea of deleting my Twitter account. My philosophy on social media is that it should earn its space in our lives. We should be getting something positive from it, whether its financial, social, or emotional in nature. If I’m being honest with myself, I’m not getting what I need…