End of Year Reflection: Love What You Have Done-Comprehend What Didn’t Happen

End of Year Reflection: Love What You Have Done-Comprehend What Didn’t Happen

End of Year Reflection: Love What You Have Done-Comprehend What Didn’t Happen

End of Year Reflection: Love What You Have Done-Comprehend What Didn’t Happen As writers, we all tread the same path, and the end of a year punctuates our successes and failures. I love how we can plan out our goals and follow up on them, success and loss. Many of you have kept me accountable with what I wanted to accomplish and what I managed to do. As the year wanes, I am certainly having moments of reflection. I did some things right, and some were just not done. It’s fun to tell my blog followers when I make a

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Sunday Surmising-Surprising- Hello, It’s ME!

Sunday Surmising-Surprising- Hello, It’s ME!

I have been pounding you guys with writing and publishing, marketing and mess until I know your eyes are crossed. Well, today, I am being more personal. It is December, and a Sunday and I feel a little cuddly. I want to dig into my blanket and read. It’s a perfect day for it. It’s raining. Need I say more? WHAT AM I DOING? It is also a great day to curl up with the laptop and write, but I am taking a hiatus from writing until after Christmas. It’s just too busy to get anything really meaty done. Plus,

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In the Shadows cover design and blurb creation

In the Shadows cover design and blurb creation

What goes on in this story that makes someone want to read it – and other “shadows” that authors think about as they design cover art and write blurbs. Ever experience a time in your writing life when you stare at the screen absently and mutter to yourself, “What now?”  And this is not some mental block that keeps you from writing. Oh no. It’s more like the inescapable time when you have to consider what will work for your cover art, and what won’t, and you are stricken with a lack of ideas for blurbs. My hubby, who is a

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Exercise, like writing, needs strategy

Exercise, like writing, needs strategy

I FEEL YOU-I need a strategy Some days, I feel like I am in over my head—pushing to make my ability to write sync up with my former and present success, while still working a full-time job, creating time for exercise, and my husband and family, and spending time with other writers. For years, it has been a struggle to stop the insanity. My multi-tasking-ever-busy-lifestyle has been the reason my health took a backseat and why I have not seen some of my best friends in far too many years. I need a strategy. As I am contemplating the end of

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It’s gonna happen, making it happen

It’s gonna happen, making it happen

Have you ever told yourself this will happen. It’s gonna happen. Or…We will make it happen? Yeah, me too. It’s a daily thing with me. So, now that I have book two Yew to a Kill out, I am turning thoughts and hands to books three and four. I would love to see them both out this year. Someone recently asked me how I managed to stay on track with getting book two out in just about 90 days…which of course led to me think about a blog post. It’s not easy folks, and fortunately for me, the book was

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