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Monday Mayhem – I’m conflicted

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 by   4 Comments | Posted in Blog

One of the cornerstones of writing any type of fiction is the need for conflict. At the start of every project, writers ask themselves at least two very basic questions: What does our hero/heroine want most? What is standing in their way? Obviously, we delve deeper into the opposing forces as we move forward with a [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – Shake it up!

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 by   6 Comments | Posted in Blog

So…life took a couple of turns for me last week. I turned the first book in the new Play Dates (Kensington/Lyrical 2017-2018) series in to my editor, and, I turned in my two-week notice at the day job. While I’d love to say I’ll be writing for a living, that’s not the case…yet. What it came [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – Fresh Starts

Posted on Jan 16, 2017 by   3 Comments | Posted in Blog

I’m still working on finishing the draft of Easy Bake Lovin’ (Play Dates #2), but with the start of the Build a Book 365 day challenge I gave myself permission to play with one of the Silver Fox ideas I have rattling around in my head. Meet Leonardo Sbaraglia. He doesn’t know it, but he’s currently [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – My stories, at the core

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 by   1 Comment | Posted in Blog

Last week, I asked what you expect when you open one of my books. Your responses were so moving. Thank you. You let me know that I am indeed already hitting some of the key points in what I want to write. I spent a lot of time in 2016 examining my work, and trying [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – Hello, December!

Posted on Dec 5, 2016 by   2 Comments | Posted in Blog

Well, here we are! It’s December. NaNoWriMo #8 is in the bag, and the 1st draft of Play Dates #2 is 4/5+ done! I started tracking my #31brightspots this week. I’ve been sharing them on Twitter and FB, but here are the highlights so far: 12/1/16 Walking in the door and hearing this guy squeal, “Moogie!” Day [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – Thankful

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 by   5 Comments | Posted in Blog

It was Thanksgiving in the States this past Thursday. If you read the news (and my Twitter feed), you’d think that there was little to be thankful for in America, but I think we can all agree that the media skews things a tad, right? Right. Yes, there are things happening that no one likes, [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – A positively Gilmorian giveaway

Posted on Nov 21, 2016 by   10 Comments | Posted in Blog

Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I’ll LOVE & ROCKETS ya, tomorrow! It’s only a day away! Can’t wait for you to get to know Darla and Jake better! In the meantime, I am still toiling away at the NaNoWriMo goals. I’m up to date and should finish on time. I have to admit, it’s been hard this year. [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – It has begun

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 by   2 Comments | Posted in Blog

Here it is, November again. That means it’s NaNoWriMo again! This is my 8th go-round with NaNo, and each time it proves to be a formidable foe. This year, I’m working on book #2 of my new Play Date series (working title: Easy Bake Lovin’) I’m just over 12k in and cruising right along. Check [Read more…]

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