Marching On

Hi people. Sorry it’s been a while, but update time. I really do mean to post more regularly enough, but, well, life. That, and my writing comes first and this blog second. Anyways, here’s what’s up. I’ll keep this short. Conferences: It’s Conference season! Am I going to any? For a variety of reasons, probably […]

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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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Sanderson’s Class

So I got into Sanderson’s class/workshop this year. YAY! The fifteen of us have been divided in to three separate critique groups. I’ve been to two classes so far and it’s been great. Although, I got a nice reminder to check my ego at the door. I think I’m pretty good about not being too defensive with […]

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Next Steps into the New Year

Hello, internet. Long time, no see. I’m going to get back in the swing of things now that my Little is almost 3 months old. So, here are the plans for the new year: 1.) New Book Baby: I’m starting my werewolf book in January. I’m actually very excited about it. I’ve been editing my […]

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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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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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And the Wheel Keeps Spinning, and spinning and spinning …

I’m starting to realize this is going to be an intense summer and I’m a little worried about that. I have a spread sheet that tracks all the conferences/workshops, and saying that it’s a little full would be an understatement to say the least.  I’m mildly concerned about burnout.  Any suggestions on how to keep […]

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Awesome News Alert! Hint: Greensboro, North Carolina

Sooooo I have a little story for ya’ll today. But first, I have to tell you a story from last year. Ready? Here we go: Last year I heard that Orson Scott Card was going to be doing his Writing Class and Literary Boot Camp down in Orem. I had no idea prior to seeing […]

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First Draft and iWriteNetwork Retreat!

(I apologize in advance for the GIF craziness in this post. But sometimes a GIF really is worth a thousand words. Now onto the important part:) IT’S FINISHED! For those of you who aren’t up to speed, I’m talking about my first draft of my novel. You ready? Here’s how it went down.  The Retreat I got […]

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