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Finished!!!

I know, the use of multiple exclamation points are a sure sign of a deranged mind–unless you just finished a the first draft of the first novel you’ve written in about four years! OK, maybe it’s still a sign of … Continue reading

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Consumed with Creation

Five years ago I was a very prolific novelist. One of my favorite memories is from the Christmas of 2008 (the month before I officially met my husband). I had gone home to spend Christmas with my parents (only an … Continue reading

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How my 67,000 Word Novel Became 80,000

This is just another example of an innocent edit getting out of control. Actually, I did want to add 10,000 words, and that had been achieved with excess of 1000 words. Then I was done … I thought. Just to … Continue reading

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Done! 76 000 Words Later

This is me taking a breath. I just finished my ten thousand word rewrite/ polish of my novel Midnight’s Miracle. By time finished, I actually added eleven thousand, and while I feel it was complete at 65 thousand, the extra … Continue reading

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Only 3000 to go!

I recently finished a novel and started the “great agent hunt” — aka, begging great agents to represent your book to publishers. While doing research on agents and picking the ones I wanted to start with, I found that several … Continue reading

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You Might Be a Writer If…

This is dedicated to all those strange people known (or unknown) as writers. You know who you are. But if not, you might be one of us if: You can’t finish  reading a book, before you have to set it … Continue reading

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