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On Dealing with Burnout

by Jennifer Haynie @jenniferhaynie1 March. We all know what happened five months ago. A pandemic. But more than that, at least for me, the beginning of a journey with many unexpected twists and turns that still aren’t over. I’ll talk about more of these later, but I wanted to discuss why I’ve taken a two-month ...continue reading

Alex and the Code

Blogger's Note: For the next three weeks, I'll be blogging about the main characters in the novel Loose Ends. First up is Alex Thornton. Learn what's happened since Panama Deception, especially the code that she swears is her protection. Wait. I’m supposed to tell everyone what I’ve been up to since Panama Deception? Not a ...continue reading

As a reader, have you ever read a book and wondered why a character acted a certain way? Or what happened in their past to drive them in a certain direction? I certainly have. As a writer, I’ll drop in bits and pieces of a character’s past in such a way that by the end ...continue reading

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