Category Archives: novel

After the Fight is Over

  It’s done. I wrote 50,000 words for #NaNoWriMo2019. Funny thing though. I still want to get up at 5:00 a.m. and write. Instead of creating a new book, I’m working on the HOG newsletter and typing this blog. After … Continue reading

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Almost there

I had been doing so well. Cranking out 1,500 words a day for #NaNoWriMo2019 like I knew what I was doing, when suddenly I ran out of story. Just like a car, a writer can run out of fuel, in … Continue reading

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Are we there yet?(a NaNoWriMo tale)

Only five more days remain for #NaNoWriMo2019. Not exactly sure where November went but I know a good chunk of it was spent writing. Up at 5 a.m., sitting at my computer with a big cup of coffee. My dogs … Continue reading

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Midway Thoughts-NaNoWriMo 2019

  On the fifteenth of November, I had 25,000 words. Half way through the month, halfway to my NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000. Yeah! (small victory dance) How do I feel? Exhausted. At the beginning of November, I reread a favorite … Continue reading

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Why Rejection Makes You a Better Writer

After a few weeks querying agents for my YA book, I needed to take a break and consider my progress. One agent, who I met and worked with in a critique group, sent me a personal rejection the same day … Continue reading

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How three writing workshops and NaNoWriMo saved me from a two month writing drought

Sitting down with my hot eggnog, Christmas music playing in the background, I noticed on my webpage that this is the first blog I’ve written since the beginning of September. How did that happen? After writing every day and producing … Continue reading

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Finding Gold in My Story

    A weekend in the mountains sounds restful, but for the twenty five writers that attended the Southern California Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Spring Retreat in Idyllwild, it turned out to be three days of hard … Continue reading

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