Monthly Archives: April 2011

Not crafty as in arts-and-crafts. I dabble in that but really, I’m not very good. I’m talking crafty as in writer’s craft. And craft books. As I’m going through revisions on not one, but two WIPs, I’ve been consulting a couple of my favorite craft books: Writing the Breakout Novel and Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook by Donald Maass and Don’t Sabotage Your Submission by Chris Roerden. I also like Hooked by Les Edgerton and The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman, but I’ve yet to crack those open again – I’m still working on plot and characters, not worrying … Continue reading


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Has it really been a week since I last posted? Sheesh. Where did the week go? And what happened to April anyway? I swear I’ve been cheated out some days. *looks around to see where they’re hiding* Actually, my hours, days, nights, weeks…and so on…have been chock full of awesome stuff. For one, I actually let myself have a life two weekends in a row. Not just one day of the weekend. Not just one weekend. I played and hung out with family and friends for TWO. WHOLE. WEEKENDS. Unheard of since I started this gig called writing. Of course, … Continue reading


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Many – if not all – of you have an addiction. I know you do. Don’t lie. It’s okay. We’re all friends here. I know what your addiction is, too. I share it with you. It’s reading. And if that’s not your addiction, I’m not really sure what you’re doing here…but don’t worry, we’ll get you hooked in no time. I’ve come to realize lately, however, that my addiction goes beyond the general term of “reading.” It’s more than ignoring laundry and dishes and those little people looking to be fed because I. Just. Can’t. Stop. until the last page. … Continue reading


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After a few days of no writing or revising – not even a peek into a file – today was the day to start revising Book 3. I’ve been excited to get back to Alexis and Tristan’s world after six weeks in the world of the novella and I made allowed myself a break over the weekend, upping the can’t-wait-to-get-started factor. I expected to bound out of bed this morning, too excited to sleep and ready to get to work. Except I couldn’t. I awoke and just lay there, wondering what on earth I was supposed to do. I drew … Continue reading


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The book bloggers have a meme called In My Mailbox where they brag about share all the awesome books they received the previous week. Well, I’m not a book blogger, just an author. I don’t get all that great loot…except for the past week or two. And I’m so excited, I have to share! What I’ve received in the past couple weeks: Eldala by Michelle Gregory – signed by the author!!! Insight by Jamie Magee – signed by the author!!! Wrecker by Dave Conifer – signed by the author!!! New Soul Savers stuff – bookmarks and – LOOK! – a … Continue reading


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