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5 Ways to Stay Dedicated to Writing

One of my very wise writer friends stated that when a book comes close to the finished product, opposition arises. She wasn’t kidding. As I’ve neared the end of the road with Loose Ends, my next novel, I’ve found it to be more of a trial than normal. I’ve had opposition beyond my control such ...continue reading

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5 Ways to Beat the January Blues

It happens. Every year, I can’t avoid it. January. My least favorite month of the year. Why? The Holidays are over and along with it, all of the lights and sparkle. It gets dark early. It gets cold. This year, it’s very cold. Usually, it snows or ices, which means that school gets cancelled. Go ...continue reading

6 Ways to Organize Writing Time and Writing Space

My life is totally disorganized. That thought flew through my head a couple of days ago as I stared at our dining room table. Once more, it had become a dumping point where anything that came through the front door landed. Clutter had gathered, and it had begun to impact my ability to write. We ...continue reading

3 Ways to Get Your Cheering Section In the middle of 2013, I almost gave up writing—twice. It had been a tough year. My first novel, published via the traditional route, hadn't performed up to my expectations. Though I’d had a mountain high of going to a writers conference and garnering an agent, that angle ...continue reading