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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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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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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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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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…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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