De-stressing While Writing

Life sure is hectic at the moment. The amazing Kate Foster is currently scouring my book for errors and inconsistencies. She worked with me on Fractured Immortal too, and she’s absolutely incredible at her job. We have this process that seems to work for us, which involves lots of paper flying back and forth. She’s…

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A Super Excited Announcement

I am buzzing. Seriously on another planet right now. Remember my post about Fractured Immortal being long listed for a SpaSpa award from the lovely people over on the Book Hippo Crew? I’ve just, in the past five minutes, learned that – IT’S BEEN SHORT LISTED!!! I’m hyperventilating. My hands are shaking. Make room, cloud…

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From Genre to Genre

The Bearwood Series has been one heck of a journey. As I type this now, book 2 is almost ready to be sent to my heavenly critique partners. I still have the third installment to work on—the final installment and then I’ll be moving on to a new project. I really can’t say how I’ll…

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An Incredible Journey

Safe to say, that being long listed for an award has sunk in now. I was on a total high when I wrote my last blog post, and while I’m still on a high, I’m not so giddy. But, hey – we’re all crazy really, right? Even if I go no further, it’s been an…

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Phalngewilly Grandypants: What’s in a name?

When I’m considering a new New Adult Contemporary Romance book to add to my collection, the first thing I do is read the blurb. My preference is dual POV, so I look out for that. I want a believable conflict, so I look out for that too. Sometimes, I fancy a gritty read, so I…

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Oh, Happy Day!

I’ve had a great day today. A really great day. Possibly fuelled by nailing CampNaNoWriMo yesterday—YEAH I DID, BOOM! Today started off as it usually does, got up, got the girls ready for school and off they went. Then I did some spine stretches, yep—I still have a poorly spine, posture people, it’s important! As…

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A Creative Week

As the working week draws to a close, I feel a lot has been accomplished this week. I rarely think about things like this, but a post I read on another blog got me thinking! My husband survived his first week of work and he loved it. He’s doing a bricklaying apprenticeship. He already had…

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The Writing Wagon

There are many problems that seem insistent to stand in our way as writers, no more so than not being able to find the words. A brief pause while we search the back catalog of our brains to find that word- that word, you know – the one you know the meaning to, but can’t…

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Physical books – do we need them?

The invention of the eReader is, without a doubt, one of my favorite inventions ever. I’ve never been one to keep books. I wanted to, but as my husband was in the army and we moved around often, lugging boxes of books was never an option. I’d buy or borrow them, read, and then return…

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A peek at my WIP ‘Finding Immortal’ and my battle with ‘the pit’

For the last few days I’ve been in a funk. You know that point where you can no longer form a coherent sentence? Where any words you string together are a bit crap, or even a lot crap. And even those times where you seem to be able to kill it when writing dialogue but…

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