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The Gift of Time

It isn’t my birthday or Christmas or Mother’s Day, but it feels like it today. Why? Because I’ve decided to give myself a wonderful gift now. The gift of time. I’ve been writing and publishing since my kids were babies. … Continue reading

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How the Chunky Method Saved My Life

A couple of months ago, after being sick and traveling and meeting two book deadlines, I stalled when given some unwelcome health news which required tests and more tests. I got really, really behind on an adult mystery, and for … Continue reading

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Striving for Contentment

Would you call yourself a contented writer? Are you happy with your current situation and writing progress? Or are you a dissatisfied writer, striving to better yourself and always pushing hard toward your goals? It’s something we are faced with all the … Continue reading

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Successes and Setbacks

“The only copy of your manuscript is stolen from your car. Articles and stories come back with unfailing rejection…Finances grow ever more perilous. This is, with variations, the script for the first ten or fifteen years of many successful writers’ … Continue reading

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Accountability Challenge for October and November

I’ve enjoyed our writing challenges in the past few years, and I’ve decided to do two of them this fall. The first one runs from October 1 to October 31. The second one is during NaNoWriMo, the frenzied writing month of November. You can … Continue reading

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