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Writing Journal: Y2 Day 16

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The weekend was good to me.  3400 words one day, 4300 the next.  Not too shabby. When I started writing Cold as Ice, the story flowed really well.  I wrote the first part fairly quickly before my mind, racing ahead,…

Writing Journal: Day 288

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So. The holidays have brought with them a whole new kind of stress and distraction. My carefully crafted plans for writing have fallen apart under the barrage of demands on my time.  Whenever I sit down to write, I find…

Writing Journal: Day 128

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You know, writing anything is a huge accomplishment.  Finishing a novel – it’s huge, don’t get me wrong, but there’s the high, and then the low. I talked a little bit about this when I wrote the post about finishing,…

The End

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Are there any two words more sweeter in the writers vocabulary? At 92,705 words, I’m done.  The novel rewrite is complete.  I have poured my soul out onto the digital page for the last six months, and all the hard…

Writing Journal: Day 110

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Well.  Where to begin. When last we chatted, I was at a respectable 56K on the novel rewrite (Sam Kane: Into the Fire).  As of this writing, I am now at 73K words – that means I’ve done 17,000 words…

Writing Journal: Day 81

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Wow. What a weekend. The last Saturday of every month is Writers Group.  I have mentioned this before.  This is a fantastic group of people (I think I’ve mentioned that before as well), from a diverse section of genre writing…

Writing Journal: Day 31

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Well, after sending the first 50 pages of my novel off to @TyBarbary for beta reading, my word count dropped by about a hundred words.  Ah well, that’s okay – plenty more where those came from. I did that to…

A Book I haven’t read yet: Merlin

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This week I’m talking about books that I’ve shelled out the cash for, but haven’t yet cracked open to read. Let’s talk about: Merlin Ok, so – if you’ve been hanging out here for a while, reading my stuff, maybe…

Excerpt from my novel

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As you probably know by now, I’ve written a novel.  I’m working on the second draft right now. The gist: young woman living her life like any other normal person, suddenly finds herself neck deep in a mess that involves…