Remembering to write for joy.

Here’s the thing: I’m alone. The hubby is gone on a business trip, and while that means I’ve been doing a lot more Netflix marathons than is probably healthy, it also means I’ve been doing a lot of writing. And I’m remembering what it is like to write for the fun of it. I mentioned […]

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Posting dates & blog updates

I need your opinion. I’ve been struggling with making content each week that I feel truly revolves around writing, and I was wondering what people would think if I dialed the blog posts to once every other week. I also want to put the majority of my energy into the revision of my manuscript, and […]

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Writing to feel the rain

I’ve completely finished the edits on my first draft! Let me tell you, it was an ugly mess. I mentioned in a previous post that I thought the beginning was going to be the easier part (it was not), and I found the further I got into the story the better it became. My husband […]

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Writing, editing, and the act of helping others.

So, if anyone saw my Facebook post the other day you’ll know that my editing is not going as smoothly as I would have liked. I knew the later chapters would be rough, but I had hoped that my earlier chapters would be better because I had spent some time editing those as I finished […]

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50 Word Friday #28: Allure

“What drew the victim to you in the first place?” “Her fingers.” The cop who asked the question leaned forward. He set his notepad on the table. “What about them?” “She was polished. They weren’t. They drew me in.” The cop withheld a shudder. “Is that why you removed them?”   Note: Maybe because it’s […]

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50 Word Friday #27: Caught Out

Mother and child sat on the bike waiting for the traffic light to change. She desperately wished for green as the torrential downpour had come out of nowhere and hadn’t lessened. She heard him giggle at the deluge and smiled. Sometimes a bad plan can make for a good memory.   I saw this happen […]

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