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  • Teen/Young Adult,  writing

    Reflections of 2013

    The year is just about over, and many people will be working on New Year’s resolutions – goals for the coming year. But for now I want to take the time to look back and remember where I have come from. How and why did I begin writing? It all started for me back in 2008 when my daughter said, Mom come check out My Space. I looked and saw all the blogs on the site and began reading. It was a neat way to keep a kind of journal of some sort to share with others. We left comments for each other, made friends, and left lots of Kudos.…

  • ROW80,  writing

    NaNoWriMo is around the Corner – #ROW80

    Friday ! Who can’t wait for Friday to get here? If you are thinking it is just the beginning of the weekend, then you must not be a writer. This Friday is November 1st. The first of November marks the beginning of none other than Na No Wri Mo. That is National Novel Writing Month. It is the challenge where you are to write a novel of 50,000 in a month. That is 1654 words a day or something to that extent to meet the challenge. No cheating now! What will I work on? Hmmm… At first I thought of working on the next Orgarlan book for this challenge, but I…

  • ROW80,  works in progress,  writing

    Falling Plot and finding Plans for NaNo – ROW80 Check – In

    It is fall – no doubt about that. Here I am, on a Wednesday with my Round of Words Check – In. Sadly I do not have anything to report except for my up and coming NHRWA meeting that is coming up this Saturday in Bow, NH. I’m certainly looking forward to it. My lack of writing does not have anything to do with writers block. I’m sure it has a lot to do with shifting gears by going from Teen Contemporary to Fantasy. The switching from one set of characters back to the other set does slow the muse down. I guess that is why some writers recommend staying…

  • ROW80,  writing

    Deliberate Persistence – My ROW80 Goals

    I am entering my third year of Round of Words in 80 Days Challenge. It is hard to believe that I’ve been blogging for this long, when it seems as though I started keeping a blog only yesterday. This challenge has helped me write Witch Book, Road Salt, and Along Came Neil. That is a total of three novels. Kait announced that this round we should use Deliberate Writing as our topic of discussion. That is such a terrific idea. I’m an indie author. The writing life for an indie author is not easy, nor is all the hard work that goes into being this type of writer. Someday, I am…