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Monday Mayhem – Big Magic

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 by Maggie Wells   2 Comments | Posted in Blog

I’m not much of a non-fiction reader. I prefer the world of make-believe most of the time. Unlike most writers, I’m not much of a ‘craft’ book reader, either. I don’t like being told what to do or how to do it, so I tend to rebel. But sometimes, I do go looking for inspiration [Read more…]

Monday Mayhem – Hunkered down on the doghouse

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 by Maggie Wells   3 Comments | Posted in Blog

I plan to spend most of my summer doing revisions. I know that doesn’t sound like fun to many people, but it’s very exciting for me. With some fabulously constructive input from my editors, I have a chance to make this book (and every book I release) better than I originally believed it could be. But [Read more…]

Monday Mayhem – This Magic Moment

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 by Maggie Wells   2 Comments | Posted in Blog

I did something totally out of character for me this weekend…I lived in the moment. On Wednesday, I turned in the finished manuscript for Easy Bake Lovin’ (Play Dates #2), and then from Wednesday night ’til this minute, I haven’t even powered up my computer. Oh, it traveled to Illinois with us and back, but [Read more…]

Monday Mayhem – A Grateful Nation

Posted on May 29, 2017 by Maggie Wells   1 Comment | Posted in Blog

We’ve been the lucky ones. My grandfather served in WWI. My father (Europe) and three uncles (Pacific) in WWII. I have nephews and friends who have served in various branches of military and civilian service over the years. They all came home safe and sound. So many were not lucky. This weekend, we celebrate those [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – Ripples Needed, Apply Here

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Maggie Wells   1 Comment | Posted in Blog

The Diamond State Romance Authors met this weekend. As usual, spending time with my writer friends recharged me. This month, we talked about every author’s worst nightmare – PR and publicity. Most people don’t realize that almost all book promotion falls on the author. My publisher will promote the book through their existing networks (which are admittedly [Read more…]

Monday Mayhem – The thing about things

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Maggie Wells   2 Comments | Posted in Blog

Not long ago I reposted this picture on social media: So true. But it takes some of us a long time to learn that. This past weekend was Mother’s Day. Fodder once again complained about how hard it was to shop for me because I have everything I want/need. I have a jewelry box that [Read more…]

Monday Mayhem – A trickle to a stream

Posted on May 1, 2017 by Maggie Wells   3 Comments | Posted in Blog

There. I typed it. At last. On the piece of…book that’s been giving me fits since November. And how did I get there? By dialing back my ego, essentially shredding large parts of what I have already written for book three, and basically saying enough is enough. Is it done? Not even close. But now I [Read more…]

Monday Mayhem – Typecasting

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 by Maggie Wells   4 Comments | Posted in Blog

Do you have a type? I’m working on Easy Bake Lovin’ (Play Dates #2), and one of the plot points is that the heroine is about as opposite the hero’s usual type. Their attraction stirs some not-so-subtle commentary, which, in turn, leads to hurt feelings and confusion. “Type” seems a shallow plot point on first [Read more…]

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