Writer. Adventurer. Currently working on The Dreamless City, a series of steampunk novels and short stories.

I Won’t Apologize for Being a Working Mother

Today I got all four-letter-words kind of mad. Working from Home with Children A customer talked to my manager and while giving feedback had some comments about me. This customer … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

Go Big or Go Home

Changing jobs is scary.  If anyone else tells you otherwise, they’re lying.  Even if it is a bad situation, there’s still something comforting about the devil you know. So I … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sunscreen and a Status Update

Long time no talk, huh? Can’t believe how fast the end of the school year passed us by. Summer camp is in full swing now, and everyone in my house … Continue reading

June 1, 2015

My Daughter Loves Frozen (and so does yours)

It has been ZERO days since “Let It Go” was sung in this house. My daughter Sweetpea loves Frozen, and I’m certain she’s not the only one. Some weekends have … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 5 Comments

And This Time I’m Serious

Like everyone else, I have weeks where I am engaged with my writing, where there is something that approximates a schedule and a sense of regularity… And then there was … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 9 Comments

That Kind of Weekend

It’s just been that kind of weekend. The air conditioner is on the fritz, the handle on one of the toilets broke, I destroyed a sweater in the wash, and … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 5 Comments

Some Spring Cleaning

If you noticing things moving around on the website, have no worries, it’s just me doing some spring cleaning.  I realized that my life has changed “slightly” since I started … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

What Separates Us from Them?

“Us” being aspiring writers, “them” referencing the published and self-published authors. ;) I’m feeling like a novice hack sitting around in my bunny slippers all day. (Sweetpea’s preschool has enjoyed … Continue reading

March 18, 2014


Operation Write-A-Paragraph is a success so far. There’s nothing like the uncertainty of when the baby will wake up to push me to get a few more words on the … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Adding a Character Slot to My Family

My son was born a couple weeks ago, adding a character slot to my family (to use some videogame lingo). Everything went smoothly, and everyone is happy and healthy at … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 6 Comments

Thousand Words Before Breakfast

I’m feeling the need to brag on myself a bit today, and for the last few days too.  As I mentioned not too long ago, writing while under the influence … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Experimenting on My Three Year Old

What is the point of having children if you can’t have a little fun? Besides, if I didn’t give Sweetpea something to write about in her diary one day or … Continue reading

January 31, 2014

Of Days and Weeks

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Posting Schedule for 2014-15

Monday through Friday I will be posting about writing as business and craft, the science of creativity, all things steampunk, and progress on The Dreamless City.

Weekends are reserved for my Music Playlist.

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About the Author

Tracy Cembor attempts to juggle a preschooler and a baby, a full-time job, random geekery, and the writing life. Currently working on The Dreamless City, a steampunk urban fantasy novel. Come join the adventure.