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Tagged With: writing

Typing THE END

Happy Monday! If you follow me on other social media sites or if you have signed up for my newsletter, you will know what I’m talking about. Last Thursday I typed THE END for book three of the Hidden Dagger trilogy. It’s a second first draft, if that makes any sense. I was doing a complete … Continue reading »

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It’s a Journey

I have no patience. And an author’s career demands it. And parenting. And life. Ack…just shoot me now. I mean, where can I find some patience? Ha! I’ve spent the past year and a half fighting the clock, trying to get so many details sorted out, so many projects juggled, and most of all, to … Continue reading »

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Snapshots & Updates

Happy Monday! Things are a-happening around here, so I thought it proper for a bit of an update. And I’ve been missing you all. Writerly news… First and foremost. I just got my manuscript back from the editor and critique pals. I am ready to tackle it! I am giving myself two months. Gulp! Does … Continue reading »

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Let’s Be Realistic

Happy November! Can you believe 2014 is almost over??? This year has been a year of learning and stretching, and a lot of growing pains. Can’t have one without the other. There’s been a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff going on, projects in various stages, changes happening, and just plain life. I had high hopes, even … Continue reading »

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We Made It!

I survived my son’s first year of preschool! Was there any doubt? Well… Um, no, not all! Everyone has to go through it, and for the most part come out at the other end a little wiser for it. I can always hope, right? Last fall, I shared Growing Wings with you all about my son … Continue reading »

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Creative Writing Contest II

Calling all writerly types! (And for those who aren’t, this will be something to put on our to-read list.) I don’t normally post on the weekend, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share with you all Anne Elisabeth Stengl’s Creative Writing Contest and cover reveal. Some of you might remember from last year, … Continue reading »

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Brainless Activities

Happy Monday y’all! What better day than today to talk about brainless activities, right? I love brainless activities. You know the kind I’m talking about. Washing dishes, folding clothes, vacuuming…the never ending story of a mama or just plain life. The mundane. Life is in the mundane. I try not to think about it too … Continue reading »

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  “I’m in a hurry to get things done  Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun  All I really gotta do is live and die  But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why.” ~Alabama~ The other day I snapped at my kids. Again. I don’t remember why, but I was in a … Continue reading »

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The Writing Process Hop

Happy Friday y’all! Wednesday, Bethany Jennings tagged me in a blog hop called the Writing Process. I met Bethany through an online critique group and had a chance to read a bit of her work. Awesome stuff. Can’t wait to see what happens for her and her writing. So about this blog hop. I’ll answer … Continue reading »

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Cultures Galore

For the past week, I’ve been working on a side project. I was about twenty chapters into the sequel to Secrets Kept, and then my drive dried up. You see, there are two new characters we will meet and I just wasn’t happy with how they were being introduced. So I delved into their backstory … Continue reading »

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