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Making Art (Or, How NaNoWriMo Is Going So Far)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017      6 comments

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m deep in the midst of National Novel Writing Month, working hard to crank out 50,000 words between November 1 and November 30. I’m well on my way—and I noticed that my protagonist (a writer like me) had somethi... Read more
Feeling Like a Writer, or: My Journey to Little House on the Prairie
Tuesday, November 07, 2017      3 comments

It’s Election Day and while everybody else is ranting about politics and violence and the terrible state of affairs here in America, I thought I’d take a step back and talk about something completely different, something innocent and simple: the... Read more
My “Spark-iversary”
Saturday, November 04, 2017      4 comments

I realized the other day that I’ve been on SparkPeople for five and a half years, as of mid-October, so I just passed a “Spark-iversary,” of sorts. Although I actually signed up for the site in January 2012, it wasn’t until a few months later, i... Read more
My Book Launch
Wednesday, November 01, 2017      8 comments

My novel is being published today, and I honestly don’t know how I feel about that. It’s not my first book. I actually counted all the books I’ve ever written the other day while I was having a bit of an OCD moment and I realized I’ve writt... Read more
NaNoWriMo, Here I Come!
Tuesday, October 31, 2017      6 comments

I may have mentioned before that I’m doing National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this year. In case you’re one of the few readers/writers left out there who hasn’t heard of it, the goal of NaNoWriMo is to write a 50,000-word (or more) n... Read more
Where Has All the Talent Gone?
Saturday, October 28, 2017      0 comments

For a much as I read, you’d think the words would—I don’t know—TOUCH me more often than they do. It’s the end of October and my Goodreads Reading Challenge counter tells me I’ve read 100 books so far this year. And in all that reading... Read more
Words Words Words
Tuesday, October 24, 2017      0 comments

My head is spinning. It’s all words, words, words these days. I know that’s probably true for any writer, but I’m an editor, too, so sometimes it’s hard to figure out where MY words stop and somebody else’s begin. And, as if I don’t ha... Read more

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