Back in the Saddle (Shoes) Again
Jul15

Back in the Saddle (Shoes) Again

I’m not even going to try to use horseback riding metaphors in an attempt to paint a picture of me constantly being bucked off my calendar when it comes to writing. But, I will point out that recently writing has mirrored the struggle of keeping my shoes tied. Have you ever had a day when your shoestrings repeatedly came loose, slapping the pavement and threatening to end you in a face plant? Having the kids at home in the...

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Wading in Gray
Feb05

Wading in Gray

We love putting our characters smack-dab in the middle of a fork in the road. When they struggle with deciding between right and wrong, it makes them relatable. There’s something about this type of moral dilemma that compels readers to race from chapter to chapter. We root for our hero to choose the high road or for our heroine to save the day; we’re yanked down the rabbit hole with them when they get sidetracked. The gray...

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#LWC 2016 Goals
Jan12

#LWC 2016 Goals

Goals, objectives, you name it… We are discussing 2016 and all it has to offer!

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That’s A Wrap
Dec19

That’s A Wrap

I’m currently wrapping up my day and ending my week. It also happens to be the last month of the year. Yet as everything is coming to a close, I’m not ready to tie a shiny bow on any of my projects. The fact is I’m in the middle of two manuscripts, the Christmas shopping isn’t finished, and there are always papers to grade and laundry to be washed and folded. If I tried to wrap up anything in my life right now...

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The Early Bird…
Oct07

The Early Bird…

…Catches the Worm? Nah. …Writes the Book. Masters the Marketing. Cleans the House. Looses the Weight. Checks off ALL the To Do’s. That sounds a lot better! Right? Over the past few weeks, I’ve discovered that the first few hours of my day set the pace for its entirety.  So, what do you ‘catch’ first thing in the morning? To be completely transparent, I am the worst at mornings. I want a few more...

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Without Utopia I Never Would Have…
Sep04

Without Utopia I Never Would Have…

  As we jump into the FIFTH year of the amazing UtopiaCon, a group of authors wanted to give back to the organizers who have given so much inspiration and support to us. A conference of this magnitude–of this level of MAGIC–is not cheap. Over the past few months, we’ve learned that organizers, friends, and even family have come forward and given from their own personal funds in order to help move Utopia forward...

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Snowballs in August (The Snowball Effect)
Aug24

Snowballs in August (The Snowball Effect)

If you weren’t aware, I’m currently writing two novels and recently agreed to write a short story. One story is close to my heart and the words flow from a familiar, natural place. There aren’t any outrageous twists or turns in the plot and the characters resonate with me on a personal level. The other tale has worked it’s way into my heart, but mainly because it’s grown out of my head-space down into the...

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Fantasizing Writing Fantasy
Jul07

Fantasizing Writing Fantasy

*sing song voice* La-di-da… I’m going to conjure up a beautiful creature and put her in an illustrious world filled with adventure, endless possibilities, and unfailing love. *zzzz…zzz* Wake up and get real. I’m writing my first Fantasy novel, and it is outrageously difficult. I’d like to take this opportunity to share a little about my new WIP (work in progress) and warn you. If you’re willing to...

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