I NEED A MAGIC 8 BALL #writingplans #writerslife

Awww, it’s the month of heart and flowers! You’d think since I write romance, I’d be all about Cupid and his arrows, but nope, not really. Actually, I think I’m a big humbug on many of the holidays, probably because while sitting and muttering to myself I tend to lose track of time. But back […]

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The Untraveled Road #writergoals

*Takes a deep breath* Smell that? That is the scent of brand, spankin’ new year. Yep, the rough ride of 2016 is in our rearview, and the unexplored road of 2017 lays before us. Before we begin our travels, I must, like all those around me, take a moment to reflect upon the mile posts […]

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#NANO Survivor

Another NANOWRIMO has come and gone, leaving carnage in its wake. Many times throughout the brutal battle I considered raising my tattered white flag. Who in their right mind thought challenging writers to create on a consistent basis for THIRTY DAYS straight during THE BUSIEST HOLIDAY SEASON of the YEAR was a good idea? Did […]

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Falling Into Winter #changingseasons #life

Winter is coming! Do you know how I, a desert dweller, can tell? The temperatures have dropped to double digits. Add in the fact that I work at a University where students have the most curious modes for dressing (bundled in sweater and scarf on top, Bermuda shorts and flip-flops on bottom) and I can […]

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On Scorpions, Dust, and Fur #writerlife

I’ve lived most of my life in the Southwest, where dust rules, cool is anything under 90 degrees, and the local wildlife is more likely to kill you than cuddle. Thus, I’ve maintained an understanding with the three main sand dwellers–scorpions, snakes, and huge ass spiders–you go be you away from me and I won’t […]

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Ignoring the Imposter’s Voice #writerlifelessons

I am an introvert by nature and while I can strap on my “public” big girl pants and enjoy social interactions, if given a choice, I’d happily curl up in an overstuffed chair, book in hand, and occasionally peek out at life for random bouts of people watching. I actually have to “prepare” myself when […]

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Getting Back To The Grind #checkin

Welcome back and come on in. Do you like what we’ve done with the place? Yeah, the remodel was long overdue, but we’re just thrilled with the end results. Settle in for a bit and I’ll catch you up on the latest events so next week we can get back to our regular programming. (settling […]

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Crazy Busy = Upcoming MIA Blog Posts

(in best speaksey voice, complete with wiggly eyebrows) Regarding those upcoming blog posts, yeah? Wells, here’s the scoop. I have this great day job with a local provider of higher education and this is the time of year when multiple graduations devour students and their time. As one of those administrative persons who assist said […]

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Herding Cats #planning #writergoals

Did you enjoy Conjuring Misery? Don’t miss out on Chapter 2 when in rides into town on a weary steed next week. Until then, time for an update and reasons why I’ve been quiet and shall continue to be quiet this year. Let’s be honest, juggling the writing, family and work things takes concentration. I’m […]

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When Plans Go Awry #writing #planning

My Knight in Slightly Muddy Armor is a wise man. Most of the time. One of the reasons he and I are who we are together is because we share opposite personality traits. I am a planner. He rides the waves. He’s very good at it. Right now, I wish I could emulate him and […]

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