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How to Fight Your Book Hangover

How to Fight Your Book Hangover


Posted By on Jan 11, 2018

I won’t lie, I decided to address this conundrum because of my own aching heart. Whether it’s a great book or a riveting series on Netflix, when the story ends it leaves my mind reeling. I have trouble focusing on anything other than what my characters are doing in that moment. I feel ridiculous, but something in me won’t move on until I’ve processed the end. It’s like I have to grieve. Why is that? There are a number of reasons a...

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Wholehearted in 2018

Wholehearted in 2018


Posted By on Jan 4, 2018

A few of my close friends choose a word annually to help them focus, a kind of loose resolution. The words are encouraging, challenging, and/or empowering. Selecting a word can influence your attitude towards your career, hobbies, family, and more. I’ve decided to take on my friends’ tradition, and my first word promises to filter into every aspect of my life. For me, 2018 will be about writing with my whole heart! Unique...

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Juggling Knives (a.k.a. Life)

Juggling Knives (a.k.a. Life)


Posted By on Sep 27, 2017

The act of juggling life and everything it throws at me can feel like catching the tail of a cat in one hand and the blade of a knife in the other. Working on more than one project may be inevitable, but the end result will never be successful if I’m not willing to concentrate and make the best of a stressful situation. I’m not a fan of multitasking. In the moment, there’s a thrill that comes with deadlines and...

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Making Your Write Night Right

Making Your Write Night Right


Posted By on Aug 3, 2017

It’s Thursday night and I’m sitting with my friend Gaby Robbins at Panera. We are supposed to be writing, but we’re spending time catching up and chatting about what we want to write. There is nothing wrong with girl time…Gaby and I try to carve these nights out at least twice a month. But, there has to be a better way to utilize our time. via GIPHY With so much on our To Do Lists, we feel guilty when...

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Finding Your Finish Line

Finding Your Finish Line


Posted By on Apr 22, 2017

After running what felt like a marathon, I’ve finished my latest rough draft. The words poured out of me for three months like sweat. And, Friday evening I brought the first novel, in a three-book series, to a satisfying close. A few days before my personal deadline, it was as if the finish line came into view and I started sprinting. My fingers felt the burn.   Taking a few deep breaths over the weekend, I rested up. I...

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Seeing Myself… Clearly?

Seeing Myself… Clearly?


Posted By on Feb 20, 2017

If you didn’t know, I’m working on a new book and it has me seeing myself in a new way. Whether I’m checking myself out in the mirror or doing some soul searching in preparation for next week, clarity has always been an issue for me. It’s easier to see myself through the eyes of others. They have a better view, right? Last night, I clicked through a Facebook link to have a quiz guess my age and height based on...

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