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The W in AWOL stands for Writing, Right?

It took a few weeks, but spring has finally hit me with the full force of its sunshine and optimism. I plum forgot to update the blog last week, and so much has been keeping me busy, it is hard to remember everything I ought to tell you. I was in Vegas a week ago,… Continue reading The W in AWOL stands for Writing, Right?

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Irons in the Fire, Projects in the Hopper

The holiday season is always hectic, and doubly so when you’re trying to catch up on all the life you ignored during NaNoWriMo. I have oodles of friends to see and holiday hubbub to take care of, but as the year winds down I thought I’d just talk a little bit about what projects I’m… Continue reading Irons in the Fire, Projects in the Hopper

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Geeking Out Over the Amazon Retail Store

I flew into Seattle on Wednesday, so of course my first priority Thursday morning was to go to U-Village and check out the first-ever retail book store run by Amazon. At this point in publishing, all the major retail players have taken their game online, but this is really the first time someone is going… Continue reading Geeking Out Over the Amazon Retail Store

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NaNoWriMo and The Neverland Wars II

Remember, remember your novel this November! Seeing as though we are two short days away from NaNoWriMo, I figured I should do my civic duty to Novelandia and encourage everyone to participate in the greatest literary event of the year. NaNoWriMo is a fantastic program because it brings book lovers from all walks of life… Continue reading NaNoWriMo and The Neverland Wars II

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Brazilian Steaks and Feelings: Celebrating the Book Deal!

What a crazy wonderful week it has been! I’ve bought some new books I’m chomping at the bit to read, and finally got a chance to go out and celebrate my book deal with my boyfriend. He took me out to a Brazilian steak house in San Jose. I’d never been to anything like it,… Continue reading Brazilian Steaks and Feelings: Celebrating the Book Deal!