Orange you the Naughty One?

I know. The post’s title. Dudes, I messed up my shoulder and I’m on pain pills–I’m using it as an excuse for everything really. It’s the drugs! Or, if you thought it was clever…it’s not the drugs… See, there you go! Okay, but seriously… I’m way behind in announcing stuff, but I wanted to do a giveaway to celebrate Stealing […]

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Same and Different

  It was about to rain again when I pulled over beside her. I waited for my paranoia to set in at having someone else in my space, but it didn’t. I waited for this to feel wrong, but it didn’t. It was cold and it was about to rain. Some things made us equals. She opened the car door. […]

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Lost in Transmutation

  You know how once upon a time I permanently established my geek cred by making it into a Sci-fi anthology? With a romance? (Which is like an extra achievement unlocked, I think.) BUCKLE UP, KIDS! I DID IT AGAIN! My short story, Lost in Transmutation, is in Far Orbit Apogee. How awesome is the cover? FRAKKIN AWESOME!     […]

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The Good Parts of OCD

    While writing my last post, I realized that I’ve inadvertently focused on the negative aspects of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Even in my post on OCD in love, I think I made it sound like my husband loves me despite my OCD and not because of it whereas the truth is far more complex. At some points, having OCD can […]

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OCD in a Writer

    I started writing as more than just a way of blogging or the occasional short story in October of 2008. My brother said, “I bet you could write a whole novel.” I took that as a challenge. Within around two weeks, I’d written a whole novel. I took “write what you know” to heart and wrote a romance/mystery […]

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OCD in Love

    I really ought to have my husband write this post…but that might actually make him love me less… (I’m kidding.) (Well, kiddingish.) I’m a romance writer, this post should be a piece of cake, right? Right…in theory… I’m going to be as candid as possible without being graphic at all because I think this is valuable. If you […]

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OCD – Patterns and Compulsions

    It was difficult to pick the right picture to go with this topic. The Hollywood version of OCD is handwashing and cleaning which are aspects of some people’s OCD, but I’ve tried not to focus on that because those symptoms have been adequately exposed. As others with OCD can tell you, “We’ve covered that…it’s good.” In addition, many […]

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OCD and PTSD

  Ha! I love how acronymy that title is. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a very complex condition…let me start off by saying that. I’m going to talk about the correlation between obsessive-compulsive disorder and PTSD, but if you’d like to know more about just PTSD, Google the heck out of it. I can’t even scratch the surface. PTSD is typically […]

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Common OCD Myths

    I’m going to run through a few of the most common myths I’ve found with obsessive-compulsive disorder.   1. People who have OCD are clean, wash their hands frequently, and are organized. *starts laughing* *falls on the floor laughing* *dies laughing* Uh, yeah, I’m not clean. Not at all. Not even a little bit. I will say that […]

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OCD and Religion

    This is not a debate post. If you’d like to debate organized religion, please find another forum because I will not approve any comments debating, condemning, or preaching religion. This is simply me saying, “This is my experience in an organized religion as a person with OCD–some of it may be common in others with OCD–some of it […]

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