Drove All Night

Book 1 is now named Drove All Night and is back on the front burner after going to the hands of my critique buddies a little over a week ago. Their feedback was kind, encouraging, enlightening, and so appreciated.  The goal for next week is to get their suggestions written and in place.     […]

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Don’t rush things that take time to grow

Don't rush things that take time to grow

Three weeks into 2018 and I’m already in over my head. Foolishly, make that ambitiously,  signed up for three writing related classes and a painting workshop at the same time that my adult child came to visit for a week. All Very Good Things! In the meantime, the book is only getting minimal attention. The […]

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Show me the story!

“Tell us your story by showing us what matters most.” https://thinkingthroughourfingers.com/2017/10/26/showing-vs-telling-the-whole-story-approach/ Kimberly VanderHorst   On a quest to find resources that will help my brain Show instead of Tell. Showing is a major writing struggle for me. At the moment, my characters are floating heads in an empty room. So what do they see? What […]

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Accepting the stories I have

“I’m just going to write the stories God has given me to write”  http://writerunboxed.com/2017/01/31/the-devil-went-down-to-georgia/ Steven James That resonated with me even though I would probably say “the universe.” After close to a year of reading articles about how to write romance, I am concerned that my current WIP (work in progress) falls a bit outside […]

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Don’t feed the critic

NaNoWriMo is done! 50,031 words in one month. It has been interesting. After months of struggling with stories that I couldn’t get finished, I didn’t think I could write a complete 50K word draft. I did. November 1 came with almost nothing in mind for this story as I sat down to type.  No outline, […]

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NaNoWriMo 2017!

Even though Ezra’s story, Book 1 in my series, isn’t complete, I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo. I need to learn how to speed up my writing so … I’m starting to write Michael’s story, Book 2 in the series, on November 1. The goal is to have the 50K word draft at the end of […]

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What I’m reading

Do The Work. Mostly what I’ve been thinking is Writing is Hard but the reality is I need to Do The Work. My favorite line? Too many to pick from but here is one: The inner critic? His ass is not permitted in the building. Steven Pressfield

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About dogs

Dogs seem to be the go to animal in romance novels. Men who have dogs, women who have dogs, women who love men who have dogs. You get the picture. Thinking about giving one of my characters a cat.Just because I can. P.S. I do like dogs. 🙂

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