Archive for the 'Writng' Category

One Very Successful Week

Two Weeks Ago I took off a week of work to focus on getting edits done on the first draft of my MS. In the back of my mind leading up to it I was afraid I’d get little done, because, well, I’d been struggling with churning out faster edits. The long, boring explanation is I […]

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Science Fiction, I Forgot How Awesome You Are

Sci-fi Rocks For the past week I’ve been addicted to a new series called “The Dred Chronicles“. The next book is out in August (yay for good timing!). It’s a romantic sci-fi trilogy and a spin off from the Sirantha Jax series (unless she writes more. Please write more). What’s funny is I’ve had the […]

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Mini Update: Obsessions & Some Progress

I actually had a blog post all written up and ready to go . . . and failed to post it. *sigh* Now it’s out of date and deleted. Oh well. Lesson learned. Write the dang thing and hit publish. This will be quick today, simply because I want to publish something. It’s been long […]

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Mini Update: Struggling

So, I’m struggling getting writing done. Still. And reading. I haven’t read a full book in over a month. I think GoodReads tells me I’m over 7 books behind. Nope–I just checked. It’s 8 books. EIGHT. Which means I’m going to have to cheat and read a ton of short stories and novellas in any […]

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Writing Prompt: Seven of Swords

They’re back! I’M back! Yea!!!!! So Jack and I are living in Tooele now (no it’s not actually ‘forever away’) and love it. There is a down side though. There’s not a whole lot of places for me to go and write. When we lived in Draper I had multiply options. There was the library, […]

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Writing Prompts for This & Last Week

Two for one this week. Last Week’s Writing Prompt: He hadn’t meant to scare the child My 100 Words: He slide the blade methodically through transparent skin. The ritual required serenity, peace, and careful planning. Now he’d have to deal with the yammering spirit while he proceeded with the spell. In all honesty he hadn’t […]

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Writing Prompt #I-Don’t-Even-Know: Most vivid amongst the memories of his home town …

I really liked this one a lot more than I thought I would. Today’s Writing Prompt: Most vivid amongst the memories of his home town . . . My 100 Words: Most vivid amongst the memories of Don’s home town was the creek’s bank on the west side. He used to go after school and […]

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Second Draft is DONE! Thank you writing retreat!

So iWriteNetWork had their second writing retreat this past weekend and I got to reconnect with some of my talented writer friends while there. I did get a lot done while there, but it wasn’t as productive as last time for me. The problem? I didn’t mentally prepare like last time. I’ve learned that you […]

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Writing Prompt #?? : The fire was getting closer + Mini Update

Mini Update: This summer was an experiment when it came to what I could do with my writing. I pushed myself with critique groups, edits, plotting, learning more about grammar (that I’m quickly forgetting. I’ll need to skim read them as a refresher) and in general pushing what I thought I could do. It was […]

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They’re Back! Writing Prompt #??: Spare some change please?

Yeaaaaah. It’s been a while. Sorry about that. I’ll make excuses later (I have a lot to choose from). In the mean time, here’s the writing prompt for today! *sigh* I’ve missed doing these! Today’s Writing Prompt: Spare some change please? My 100 Words: Harriet tugged at her blouse, willing it with all her might […]

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