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#HouseCupReadingChallenge Wrap Up

Well, the readathon is over. It was an interesting experience. I didn't read as much as I wanted to, but I did read more than I normally would have, I think. So what was the break down? Well, I read a total of 8 books (3 were started before the readathon began, but were less… Continue reading #HouseCupReadingChallenge Wrap Up

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#HouseCupReadingChallenge Check In 3

Books read this week: Year Five: The Wild Girl (495 pages) Year Six: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (108 pages) Year Seven: Too Fond (32 pages) Which brings me up to seven completed books (all of the base challenges, and a total of  (1384 pages in completed books). I enjoyed The Wild Girl, but found… Continue reading #HouseCupReadingChallenge Check In 3

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Spooky Books for October

Halloween is my favorite holiday, and what better way to celebrate than with some spooky, creepy books? If you want the synopsis of each of these books, just click on the title to see the Goodreads page. Dracula--A classic. Can you even have a list like this without it? The Yellow Wallpaper--Creepy. Psychological. Feminist. What… Continue reading Spooky Books for October

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Nano Boot Camp: Week 4

It's October now, time to start getting into some advanced-level prep work. Write 750 words per day Write 6 days per week Continue researching. Start working with your characters. Create a cast list, and include a few lines of description for each of your main characters. You may want to print this off so it… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp: Week 4

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September Wrap Up

It's that time again! Send out at least 1 query every week Haven't done this yet, but doing it right now. Release The Spider’s Web on Amazon Reduce the yarn stash by 50% Hahahaa! Nope. The thumb I injured a couple of years ago has been acting up, so knitting has been minimal this month.… Continue reading September Wrap Up

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New Book, New Pattern!

THE FERRYMEN will be out tomorrow, but you can still set up a pre-order on Amazon. As an added bonus, I've set up a new pattern to go with the book! This easy sock pattern can be found in my Ravelry shop, or on the Patterns tab at the top of the page. The ankle… Continue reading New Book, New Pattern!

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August Wrap Up

How is it the end of August already? What happened? Send out at least 1 query every week I did not send out any queries in July or August. I was completely swamped in July, and in August I entered #Pitchwars on Twitter. While outstanding queries are okay. it is against the rules to actively… Continue reading August Wrap Up

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A Hard Thing

I know this isn't one of my regular blog update days. But I didn't think this could wait. As you all know, we recently became a single-income household--not by choice. We've been doing what we can to rectify the situation, but it hasn't been enough. Right now, we're about $400 short of being able to… Continue reading A Hard Thing

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July Wrap Up

Send out at least 1 query every week This did not happen. I was so busy, I didn't have the time to invest in it. You would think sending query letters would be a quick thing to do, especially since it's mostly copying and pasting, but it usually takes me about 15-30 minutes per email,… Continue reading July Wrap Up

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Authors in the Wild

It's always exciting when I get to add something to my Events and Appearances page. As of this week, Missouri and I are both confirmed for the Mid Ohio Indie Author Book Expo here in Columbus (well, Grove City. But it's C-bus adjacent). I'll be there with copies of The Spider's Web, and we've also… Continue reading Authors in the Wild