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October Post—NaNoWriMo, New Fantasy Series, & Kdrama Love

Hey everyone! It's that time of year again—I'm prepping for NaNoWriMo! (In case you've never heard of it, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it's a big, month-long event in November.) I'm tackling it with some of my favorite writing friends, so this year should be pretty awesome. Just for fun, I thought… Continue reading October Post—NaNoWriMo, New Fantasy Series, & Kdrama Love

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Mandatory Monday – The Essentials I Need in My Life This Week

In honor of Just the Essentials (which releases for Kindle on Friday!), I'm starting a new blog series that I'm naming...Mandatory Monday. I could have named it Essentials Monday, but that doesn't flow nearly as well. Ah, synonyms. Gotta love 'em. What a weekend. After the little royalties hiccup over at Amazon and my car dying… Continue reading Mandatory Monday – The Essentials I Need in My Life This Week

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Guest Post on YA Rendezvous – How to Write a Basic Outline

Good morning! It's finally happened; sometime overnight it decided to be autumn. We woke up to rainy skies, cool weather, and leaves scattered all over the ground. It's about time. I've been impatiently waiting for cooler weather, and it's taken its dear, sweet time to get here. When you live in Colorado, you do not… Continue reading Guest Post on YA Rendezvous – How to Write a Basic Outline

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Just a Little Update

Summer is lovely, isn't it? I am very blessed to able to stay home with my children, so I truly appreciate this time of year. We put away our books and our studies; they play, and I write. It's glorious. Last week I told you I would be working on a fantasy I started awhile… Continue reading Just a Little Update

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Works in Progress and the Plan for the Next Two Weeks

It's been a productive week. Grace of Vernow is almost ready for publishing, and I finished my chapter outlines for my Camp NaNo project. I'm waiting for July to start writing it, but there are several weeks to fill. I have a few works in progress that have been shoved aside for The Eldentimber Series,… Continue reading Works in Progress and the Plan for the Next Two Weeks

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July is Camp NaNoWriMo!

It's that time of year again! If you've been following my blog for long, you'll know how much I love NaNoWriMo. There is just something wonderful about the rush to get an entire manuscript finished in a month. I don't participate in the April Camp NaNoWriMo because life is too hectic with my kids' school… Continue reading July is Camp NaNoWriMo!

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10 Things You Can Do Instead of Writing Your Novel

1. Watch cat videos on YouTube. Have you seen the one with the cat in a shark suit riding a vacuum cleaner? No? Well, click here for lots of joy. 2. Stare at the falling leaves outside your window. 3. Do a quick two-hour search for character names and meanings on Nameberry.com. 4. Make another… Continue reading 10 Things You Can Do Instead of Writing Your Novel

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How’s Your NaNoWriMo Going?

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)? I hope you are; it's so much fun! If this is the first you've heard about it, I encourage you to check it out. We're only five days in. It's not too late to start your novel! My laptop charger died on October 29th. I panicked.… Continue reading How’s Your NaNoWriMo Going?

Anwen of Primewood, Pippa Updates

NaNoWriMo Novel 2013 – Anwen of Primewood

I'm done self-editing Pippa! Yay! While I wait to send the manuscript to Jeni, I will be participating in NaNoWriMo. This year I'm working on Pippa's sequel, Anwen of Primewood. I still don't have a series title, but I've been brainstorming like crazy.  It will come to me sooner or later. Here's my synopsis for… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Novel 2013 – Anwen of Primewood

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NaNoWriMo Prep–Food List

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is right around the corner! This will be my second official year, but since I did Camp NaNoWriMo in July, it will be my third experience. Here are  a few food items I like to have on hand for NaNoWriMo: Coffee--I'm super excited to find decaf pumpkin spice this year!… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Prep–Food List