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Have I Outgrown NaNoWriMo?

I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo for 12 years and this year will mark the 10 year anniversary of my first win.  It’s been a regular in my writing routine that there is never a question about whether I’ll plan a novel for November.  But now that I’ve won more frequently than I’ve lost, do I need NaNoWriMo anymore?

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The Problem with Book Babies, Part 1

This past week I heard an author refer to her books as her babies and it got me thinking.  For years I worked on my book baby; I brainstormed, did character sketches, daydreamed, built it up, put it on a pedestal, and made it a monster undertaking.

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10 Sites I Use as an Author

As part of my Writer’s Life series, I thought I’d share links that I use either during the writing process or when I’m editing or searching for services.  There are in no particular order.

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Help Me Pick Out a Name

Happy Tuesday folks.  I picked up this little guy while out and about.  I saw him and couldn’t leave him in the store.  He’s been sitting on my writing desk ever since and now he needs a name.  What would you name a purple dragon?  Leave your suggestions in the comments below.

Let Me Take a #Shelfie

Because Authors Read

To continue my series on the life of an author, I thought I’d take a shelfie.  Or 3 in this case…  Part of growing as an author is to read, both inside and outside your genre.  It also stretches into non-fiction such as marketing books and brushing up on legal matters.  A good writer is always reading.  On the lower right, you can see my Goodreads ‘shelf’ and I keep it current.  I do most of my reading in ebook format because I can read on my phone, which I always have with me.  There are some books I have to have in paperback, hence the 3 shelfies. Continue reading “Let Me Take a #Shelfie”

The Writing Zone

Where I Write

A lot of people have this over glamorized image of a writer’s life.  Since releasing Stealing the Wolf Prince, I get a lot of questions such as “have you sold a lot of books?” or “when are you going to quit your job?”  Uh, since when is this anyone’s business?  I have no idea how well my book is selling and I happen to like my day job. Continue reading “The Writing Zone”

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