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Hurdling Forward

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in A Writer's Life

For several weeks I’ve been agonizing over version 3 of my Victorian romance, Releasing Yesterday, the sequel to Searching for Sara....

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Back to Basics

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in tips, Word Obsession (blog)

Sometimes the best way to push through a lack of motivation, waning inspiration, or sluggish writing (writer’s block) is to go back...

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Opportunity Calling | CWBC

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013 in #CWBC, Word Obsession (blog)

Every day new opportunities rise to greet us. Every day we choose some and abandon others. We won’t even necessarily understand what...

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Day 17 | NaNoWriMo

Posted by on Nov 17, 2012 in A Writer's Life, nanowrimo

Day 17. I hit 33,000 words just a little bit ago. Par for NaNoWriMo on this day should be around 28,300 words. It hasn’t been easy,...

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Quandary on NaNoWriMo Day 13

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 in A Writer's Life, nanowrimo

On day 7 of NaNoWriMo, my motivation and inspiration began to lose steam. My word count was ahead of schedule. My outline was barely...

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Music of the Soul

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in A Writer's Life, Word Obsession (blog)

Did you ever hear a piece of music or watch a movie that tugged at your heart and soul so profoundly you were left to sit in utter...

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A Princess sampling

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in #samplesunday, romance, Writing

About the Book Nia Alaera, Guardian, and the only daughter of Alaerian King Thaedis. To benefit the realm and expand trade, she is...

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Discipline’s Challenge

Posted by on Jul 14, 2012 in A Writer's Life

I need to enroll myself in a type of to-do list boot camp. Somewhere between the beginning of June and now, I lost track of my forward...

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Those First Pages

Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 in Writing

Over and again I hear how the first pages of your novel can kill or encourage your readers’ attention. Over and again I agonize over...

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