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I made it home from a fun but exhausting road trip last week and the first thing I did after stepping off the airplane? We went to Apple and bought MacBook Pros. We’d hoped to do this before I left so I wouldn’t have had so many problems while I was gone (and neither would my biz partner, who was left to run the companies with failing computers), but patience became a virtue. They say that happens. So although we had our computers picked out weeks ago, by waiting, we were able to get a better deal. This weekend, I … Continue reading


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Finally! The novella is done! It took a lot longer to finish this novella than expected. I mean, it’s barely 60,000 words. It took me longer to write it than it did to write the 124,000 +/- words of the first draft of Promise & Purpose. But it’s done. (Did you feel that breeze Wednesday afternoon? That was me letting out a major sigh of relief.) And hopefully it won’t need nearly as much work as Promise and Purpose did. Because, of course, it’s the best thing I’ve ever written. I’m allowed to think that for now. I get a … Continue reading


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Or you could call this when a pantser tries to plot. I used to be a pantser, or, really, a hybrid. With Promise and Purpose, I let the characters tell me the story, but I had an idea of where it was going and some of the major plot twists. I kept a notebook with scribbles so I wouldn’t forget my ideas when the time came. With the third book of the series, and probably the rest, however, I had to plot. Switching teams was a big step for me because it terrified me, but it turned out well. I … Continue reading


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So Dawn Embers twisted my arm and promised me cupcakes if I did the March Novel Writing Challenge (aka MarNo), so I thought very hard about it, chewed my fingernails off as I worried about the consequences of failure and spent many sleepless nights debating whether or not to participate. Okay, that’s all a lie. Actually, she just happened to mention it on Twitter last night (because like a bad follower – who’s been on deadline, that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it – I didn’t catch it on her blog). And I said, cool, that’s actually something I … Continue reading


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