Author Archives: AmyBeth Inverness

About AmyBeth Inverness

A writer by birth, a redhead by choice.

Trying Something New

I’m trying something new, and it seems to be working! With my OCD, I usually prefer to concentrate on one thing for an extended period of time. I need to finish one WIP before I begin another. This is part … Continue reading

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Floodgates

I just figured out that we have eight days left in this Round of Words in 80 Days. I’m okay with that. I didn’t do so well this round, and unfortunately that’s been my refrain for over a year now. … Continue reading

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I Swear I Had it All Together at One Point

The best laid plans sometimes go to hell in a handbasket for good reasons. Someday I will look back at 2016-2019 as “the transition years” but at the moment it’s just damned inconvenient. But it’s all for good reason, and … Continue reading

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The Changing Times

I avoid writing contemporary because it’s too easy to get some detail wrong and have it take people out of the story. When I write about the past, it’s an alternative Steampunk world where I can make up whatever details … Continue reading

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Summer is Drawing to a Close

Brief update post today. Summer has passed quickly. I haven’t done as much writing as I hoped, but I did send in a submission or two. I’m still waiting to hear whether my stories were accepted. Next week my hubby … Continue reading

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Getting It All Out

As I grow as an author, I struggle with the difference between bad habits and personal idiosyncrasies. I’ve read the chastising advice that a professional writer should be able to work in spite of distractions, interruptions, and other impediments. Yet … Continue reading

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The Future

It frustrates me to look back on my posts for the last year and a half and see the repeated theme of “…this is a transition time…I’m not where I want to be…it will get better soon…” When we moved … Continue reading

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Too Much Waste

It’s the summer! The girls and I are catching up on sleep, which is a very good thing. I think we all suffered through the school year never getting enough and it negatively impacted our health. We have a mostly-unscheduled … Continue reading

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Writing by Hand

I can type much faster than I can write. But I’ve been enjoying writing my latest WIP by hand. I’ve done that before with short stories, but this is the first time I’ve attempted a novel. The notebooks I used … Continue reading

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Options…So Many Options

When I put a pause on the monthly releases in The Cities of Luna in January, I took a deep breath and took a good look at all my options. I have a couple of different series on the shelf, … Continue reading

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