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What I’m Watching: Moreau House

With Moreau House about to come out, I thought it would be fun to list some of the movies and television shows I watched to get into the headspace for this book. Charmed This is an old standby. Since I own the entire series, it's usually on in the background when I'm writing fantasy of… Continue reading What I’m Watching: Moreau House

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#AuthorStats

A few weeks ago on Twitter, there was a tag floating around--#authorstats--to help show aspiring writers and authors some of the realities of publishing. I did answer the questionnaire on twitter, but even with the new 280 character limit, it wasn't enough space for me to really get in-depth, since, like a lot of writers,… Continue reading #AuthorStats

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Nanowrimo 2017 Wrap up

I know I'm a little late, but I thought waiting a week would give us all a chance to recover from the insanity that is National Novel Writing Month. How did you do? Did you meet your goal? Were you a rebel this year, or a traditionalist? Change you mind halfway through and swap stories?… Continue reading Nanowrimo 2017 Wrap up

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The Lines We Do Not Cross

As readers, we all have those things we just can't read--those events we come across in books that make us put them down and not pick them up again. Writers have those, too--those scenes we can't write. That we don't want to write, for whatever reason. Sometimes these lines fluctuate. We inch closer to them,… Continue reading The Lines We Do Not Cross

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Nanowrimo Check In

How is everyone's Nanowrimo going? Getting your words in? Hopelessly behind? Already done? (Insane, I know, but I know people who can finish in two weeks! Yes, I hate them, too.) I'm sitting just about where I want to be, with a couple of extra days in the bag in case I need them later.… Continue reading Nanowrimo Check In

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The Writing Rituals tag

I'm stealing this one from youtube. I wasn't really tagged by anyone, but I originally saw it in this video: When do you write (time of day/day of week)? I write 6-7 days a week. If I happen to have down time at work, I might squeeze in 500 words or so, otherwise I'll write… Continue reading The Writing Rituals tag

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Quarterly Writing Check In

There's only 3 months left in 2017 (when did that happen?) And with one of them taken up by Nanowrimo, I thought I should check in on where I stand with my 2017 writing goals. ALL FOR ONEā€“Not only did I finish writing and editing this book, but I also entered it in a contest,… Continue reading Quarterly Writing Check In

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Nano Boot Camp: Week 3

We've been escalating quickly the last couple of weeks, but now it's time to knuckle down and really get in the habit of getting those words down. Before I started writing professionally, I always felt like 750 words was the hardest hurdle. 750 words per day Write 5x per week Continue with your research. Hopefully… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp: Week 3

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Nano Boot Camp 2017: Week 2

It's week 2 of our Nanowrimo training program, so we're going to step things up just a little. Write 500 words per day Write 5x per week Last week you decided roughly what your story is going to be about. This week, identify anything you'll need to research for the story. Make a list, and… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp 2017: Week 2

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Nano Boot Camp 2017

It's September. Do you know what that means? Well, aside from another year without a Hogwarts letter, it means the beginning of Nanowrimo Season. "Nano season?" you say. "But Nano is only 30 days! And not for six more weeks!" Well, as long time readers of the blog can attest, I am a dedicated planner,… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp 2017