Stuck in the Middle

It doesn't matter how long you've been telling stories, sometimes the writing path is not a straight line. Case in point - my current story has been a slow go lately. I've been struggling with where to go next. This weekend I took a step back - a big step back actually and started reading... Continue Reading →

A Writer’s Attention Span

It goes without saying that now is a stressful time for everyone. And with that stress many things can bubble to the surface including a shortened attention span. I am definitely a victim of that and have a tendency right now to jump from one thing to another. That's a good and bad thing for... Continue Reading →

Inspiration Can Be Hard Work

Inspiration can be a writer's true friend and constant enemy. Obviously, a writer needs to get that first spark of idea to start their story, but inspiration also plays a part in the entire process. If not for inspiration, the writer can't continue to create - whether it is their characters, plot, scene, chapter...you name... Continue Reading →

Start At The Beginning

Your editor is your friend. They make your books much tighter, brighter, smarter...I could go on and on about the importance of having a good relationship with your editor. For me, my editor is also my sounding board, and not just at the end of the project. Right now, I'm working on the sixth book... Continue Reading →

My Characters Are Being Grumpy

If you would have asked me what I meant by this a month ago, I would have told you that my characters were being grumpy (or maybe stingy is the better word) in sharing their story with me. Not many words were making their way to my laptop. Now, as I've started writing again, my... Continue Reading →

The Cats are Taking Over

It's winter in my neck of the woods and since I'm not an outdoorsy type of person, I am snuggling up with my bathrobe and a book inside my house in the evenings. Or should I say I'm trying to snuggle, but I'm running into some difficulties. Boy cat and girl cat have decided to... Continue Reading →

Emerging from Writer Hibernation

Now that I'm done with rereading my paranormal wedding planner series there are no more excuses. It's time for me to start writing the final book. So I am coming out of hibernation (even though it is really cold here) to dig into McHenry's story. The good news is that I wrote some this weekend... Continue Reading →

Time To Clean House

At the end of every year I spend time cleaning out my house. I call it "the purge". I go through closets, and cupboards, and nooks and crannies to get rid of things that I really don't need anymore. And when I'm done, I have such a sense of accomplishment as it prepares me for... Continue Reading →

Holiday Homestretch

December 23rd is here which means we are heading toward the end of the month which also means it's the homestretch for the holidays. Thank goodness. A couple weeks ago, I shared with you my holiday theme this year and even though I have also been posting ornaments from my writer tree on Facebook, Twitter... Continue Reading →

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