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NaNoWriMo: When the World Comes Crashing Down

Oh Boy. Hello? Hello, yes let’s start there. It’s been a wild month, and unfortunately not exactly in a good way… I really wish I could tell you I was keeping up with word count and had faithfully put in my 1,667 words everyday on The Neverland Wars III. I would love to just sort… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: When the World Comes Crashing Down

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As It Turns Out, I’m Awesome (#Pit2Pub)

So today was #Pit2Pub on Twitter. I didn’t know until I logged on this morning, but I lost no time in throwing up a one-liner that piqued the interest of several independent publishers (you know, the guys who are responsible for the 20% of books that the Big Five don’t publish.) I don’t know why… Continue reading As It Turns Out, I’m Awesome (#Pit2Pub)

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Selling My First Professional Rate Story

So it finally happened, give me the little writer’s merit badge I so excitedly earned this week. I managed to sell a piece for professional payment. Not token payment, not semi-pro payment, full-on full-price story rates. I can’t tell you how delighted that makes me. I’ve been thinking a lot about how quickly my career… Continue reading Selling My First Professional Rate Story

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Emotions are For Writing, Not Feeling

Hello all! I never know how much to talk about my personal life on this blog. It’s really hard to find the healthy balance between writing related stuff and just life in general. I get demotivated because the actual process of writing novels and sending out query letters can get pretty dang boring, but then… Continue reading Emotions are For Writing, Not Feeling

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Great-Great Grand Greathouses and Their Stories

I should have known better than to sign up for the fourteen-day free trial of Ancestry.com. I’ve always been curious about my genealogy, but never enough to do anything about it. I sort of liked having the mystery of my relations floating around, unresolved. There was a romance to it. However, families are full of… Continue reading Great-Great Grand Greathouses and Their Stories

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Write, Exericse, Write, Write…Remember to BREATHE

After much kicking and screaming (or rather laziness and grouching) I’ve finally accepted the reality that if I want to get good, creative work done…I have to exercise. Writing is, from a factual and physical standpoint, a very motionless and almost sterile activity. As alive and invigorated as I feel while I do it, sometimes… Continue reading Write, Exericse, Write, Write…Remember to BREATHE