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Monday Mayhem – Third time is a…

Posted on Aug 21, 2017 by   4 Comments | Posted in Blog

…pain in the tuchas. I’m still working on the first draft of A RING FOR ROSIE, book 3 in the Play Dates series. Still. Forever. And ever. I just can’t seem to wrap it up. And now, 38 books into the writing career, I’m afraid I may have a book three block. I had this [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – Ask and you might possibly receive

Posted on Aug 7, 2017 by   1 Comment | Posted in Blog

This week I started reading a book called THE ART OF ASKING by Amanda Palmer. It’s an interesting book – part memoir, part self-help. The premise is that we don’t ask people, particularly our friends or family, for the things that we need. Our society values self-reliance, and often views asking for help in the [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem: Uhhhh

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 by   3 Comments | Posted in Blog

So, yeah. In the last two weeks I’ve completed revisions on one manuscript, approved and completed copyedits on two others, added 15k to my WIP via dictation, and there’s a galley to proof in my inbox. Yes, it’s safe to say I’ve hit the Kahn level of tired. So I’m taking the rest of July [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – Discipline: The Modern Love Edition

Posted on Jul 24, 2017 by   7 Comments | Posted in Blog

For those of you who have been following my blog for the last few weeks, you’ve heard me mention Elizabeth Gilbert’s term, “the song of the disciplined halfass.” That section of her book, BIG MAGIC, really spoke to me. Not that I consider myself half-ass. In this case, she’s referring to half-assery as an alternative [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – Accomplishment vs Ambition

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 by   6 Comments | Posted in Blog

Good morning! This blog post is brought to you today once again by the letter D. Hi! I’m here with Desdemona, my Dragon software, and I’m talking to myself again. After last week’s post, a few people have asked how it’s going, so here’s an update: I’ve been working with it all week, I’m not [Read more…]

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Monday Mayhem – Hunkered down on the doghouse

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 by   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…]

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Monday Mayhem – Ripples Needed, Apply Here

Posted on May 22, 2017 by   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…]

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Monday Mayhem – Typecasting

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 by   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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Monday Mayhem – Birthing a book

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 by   3 Comments | Posted in Blog

Two weeks ago, A BOLT FROM THE BLUE released into the wild. This was a super quick labor – only about thirteen months from conception to birth. Since I am traditionally published (meaning I sell my work to a publishing house, and their team then takes over the editorial timeline and production), this can be a relatively long [Read more…]

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