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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Ticket

Writing has been elusive this week, though I am making progress on a pet project–a “free read” for my friends. It feels weird calling them fans. I like to think that we’ve become friends as I share my stories with … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Thinking of Everything

A few days ago, a friend said something that made me think of a song–“The Rainbow Connection.” There’s a version sung by Willie Nelson that’s used as the soundtrack for a commercial currently playing. I forget the product being advertised … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Editing

This messge from the Universe dropped into my inbox and I was like…See!?! This!!! I KNEW The Universe was in publishing. LOL This is what every writer I know goes thorugh. Doesn’t matter if we are plotters or pantsers, plantsers … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Relevance

Back in the dark ages, when I went to college, one of my classes studied “The Peter Principle,” “Parkinson’s Law,” and “Murphy’s Law.” There were books. And discussions. And the class was actually a study of government bureacracy, case you … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Page 1

As y’all know, I’m just over half-way to my 50K minimum word count on my current WIP, FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE. We’re also 12 days into NaNoWriMo. I’d set myself a goal of 3K words a day. I actually hit that … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Word

When I was in high school, back in the dark ages, I was very active in speech and drama. No, I was NOT a drama queen, thank you very much! Though I wanted to be. Wait… Do two negatives in … Continue reading

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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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