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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Clinging

One of the hardest things an author has to do during the process of writing, editing, and publishing, is figuring out when to stop. It’s a hamster wheel. Heck, I don’t often read my own books, not because I don’t … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Excuses

This is something we all do. You can admit it to yourself. You don’t have to acknowledge it here. I’ll admit it out loud. I make excuses. Especially when I should be doing something–like writing. Or editing. Or marketing. I … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Expectations

Sometimes, getting the right words down in the right order and actually telling a story from the beginning to the end feels like a miracle. Writing is not easy. Oh, we writers like to pretend it’s all roses and chocolate … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Pink

I tend to apply many of the messages from the Universe that pop up in my inbox to writing. Why? Because I’m a writer and that’s what I tend to visualize–the stories in my head. See, the Universe is big … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Pictures

There’s an old saying–a picture is worth a thousand words. As a writer, I sort of take that to heart, but not. Which makes no sense, right? Only to me, it does. Yes, I use words to paint the picture … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Challenges

My mission, and unlike Mr. Phelps and/or Mr. Hunt*, I can’t choose to not accept, is to finish the line edits and revisions on my next Harlequin Desire by Friday. My wonderful editor hinted that I could probably have until … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Worldbuilding

One of my favorite parts of writing is the worldbuilding. As a kid, I was drawn to the fantastical worlds created by Andre Norton, the European locales featured in Mary Stewart’s mysteries, the rugged western landscapes of Louis L’Amour. Yes. … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Journey

I’m not a famous author. At best, I’m mid-list but hey. I sell some books. I get the occasional bit of fan mail. and I’ve made friends of some of my readers. S’all good. But you know what? The Universe … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Hindsight

So, the other day on a friend’s blog, she was talking about authors telling potential readers that their books are just like *insert best selling author(s) name here*. Back when I was cold querying agents and editors, one of the … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Places We Go

When you write fiction, your greatest talent is your imagination. Oh, it helps to be a wordsmith–the ability to form sentences that tell your story, but without that all important imagination, there’s not much of a story to tell. See, … Continue reading

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