Category Archives: ROW80

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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The In-Between Time

I just got back from Starfest in Denver, and this coming weekend is the Pikes Peak Writers Conference here in Colorado Springs. My brain just might explode. Starfest was primarily family time, though we did do some things separately. I … Continue reading

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Characters

I am postponing making decisions regarding specific writing goals until after PPWC later this month. There are a number of very specific things, some big, some small, that I know I need to do in order to further my career. … Continue reading

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The Murders of Luna

Recently there has been a fun meme going around about inserting “And then the murders began,” as the second line in your favorite book. For example: One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was … Continue reading

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Managing My OCD

Managing my OCD means wanting to make/revise all the family appointments with doctors, therapists, dentists, church, professional stuff and everything then entering them into a database that references the family members involved, which doctor, which location, the associated phone numbers, … Continue reading

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What Do You Do When They Move Your Cheese?

Most writers readily come to terms with the fact that we do a lot of work that may or may not ever pay off with wealth or acclaim. We enter the maze willingly, knowing that the Big Cheese is a … Continue reading

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