My Book Boyfriend is Back (well, one of them is)

Let’s start out with some fun stuff . . . What I’m Reading: Fire Touched (#9 of the Mercy Thompson Series) By: Patricia Briggs (I will read anything this woman writes. Her, and Ilona Andrews.) I got sidetracked last week from reading this. Lesson learned, don’t try to read books on your Kindle only when […]

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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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The Waaaay Overdue Boot Camp Post

I’ll try and keep this simple, mostly because it’s hard to convey everything I learned and walked away with from Boot Camp. I’m also in the middle of moving, editing, and trying to get to my new shiny, so I really don’t have much time to dive into this as much as I’d like. In […]

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Writing Prompt #16: It was just for one night . . .

I’m back! I got back from the ‘Uncle Orson’s Literary Boot Camp’ on Sunday and have slowly been getting back into the swing of things. I should have a blog post up about how it went either this weekend or on Monday (hint: it was awesome!). As for commenting on other people’s prompts (for the […]

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Writing Prompt #15: “She had to find the necklace, before . . .”

I apologize in advance. It looks like my comments on everyone’s will have to be put off another week until I get home. I’m at a writing boot camp this week and I’m going to be swamped until it’s over. But I promise, as soon as I’m able, I will be doing some serious catching […]

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Writing Prompt #14: Reluctantly he handed over the key.

Better late than never, right? Things have been a little crazy this week, but I finally was able to write this week’s writing prompt! Looks like I’ll be doing double duty with feedback come Wednesday or this weekend. Oh, well. Hope you enjoy this one. Today’s Writing Prompt: Reluctantly he handed over the key. My […]

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Writing Prompt #13: “My heart pounded wildly …”

Ugh. So I’m really, really behind this week on *everything*, including reading everyone’s prompts from last week. I swear I’ll be commenting today though!  Anyways, here’s today’s and then I’ll go back to stressing. Today’s Writing Prompt: My heart pounded wildly … My 100 Words: “What’s going on?” I said, jabbing Hunter in the shoulder. […]

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Editing, Grammar, and Bribes

Editing and Bribes It’s been rough getting started, but the edits on my book-baby are officially underway!  Yay! I’ve discovered (rather quickly, actually) how difficult getting into editing mode is. Turns out it’s a different monster than writing the dang thing was. When I wrote the first draft I worked towards a word count goal, […]

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