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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Goals

November is done. I came to the end of National Novel Writing Month with just over 50K words written in MOONSTRUCK MAFIA: BOSTON. My goal is to get finished by the end of the year so it can get edited, … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Truth

I normally try to stay away from politics and what’s happening in the world when I’m out in “public.” People are entitled to their own opinions and beliefs and I’m good with that, so long as they return the favor. … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Black Moment

“Black moment? What is this thing of which you write?” “I mean, like, dudette, you talkin’ about one of them black holes or something?” “No, no, y’all. She’s talking about when the lights go out–you know, like with a power … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

There’s an old saw about 2020 hindsight. What does an old saw have to do with sayings that have been around so long they’re original usage is lost anyway? You’d have to go back to about 1595 and the weird … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Long and Short

Writing should be easy for writers, right? Yeah, about that. Writing is a process and all of us have our own way of connecting the dots, mapping the route, crossing the Ts. Some of us can sit down, stare at … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Click

This struck me for two reasons. Well, probably more, but two right off the top of my head. One, it’s a nice message to get and hang onto in dark times. Two, isn’t this the way a lot of romances … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Buttons

The world is pretty crazy. I cringe when I walk into a room with a TV tuned to the news. I can’t look at any of my social media feeds–which isn’t fair to the people I care about–but it’s self-preservation … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal POV

So…writing hasn’t exactly been easy-peasy for…oh…quite awhile now. Writing was something I always did. If I wasn’t writing, I was thinking about writing because the stories were all there, milling about in my head just waiting for me to jot … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Fortunetelling

So. I used to tell fortunes. Sort of. Very seldom for others, usually for myself. I used tarot cards. And I once tried Viking runes. I never got an intuitive feel for them like I did the tarot. I used … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Choices

When I first opened this message from the Universe and read through it, I thought: Whoah! This sounds like my writing process. By now, you know I’m a puzzler. I start with a basic framework and the story just sort … Continue reading

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