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Genesis of a Novel – Part XVII – Artist Package, ARCs and Review Requests, Oh, my!

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. .   Once the editing, formatting, and cover art is done, the publisher will

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XV – First Round of Edits

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . It’s been a while, hasn’t it? About 100 days, to be more precise.

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XIV – Acceptance!

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . That’s right! You read that correctly. Misfortune of Vision, the novel whose journey

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XIII – Submission!

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . Yes, yes, I have finally gotten to where I am reasonably happy with

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XII – Beta Edits

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . I sent my latest WIP, Misfortune of Vision, to 7 different beta readers

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Genesis of a Novel – PartXI – Beta Readers

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . So, you’ve finished your first draft. Congratulations! That’s an incredible hurdle! So many

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Genesis of a Novel – Part X – More Procrastination and First Draft Finished!

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . OK, so I procrastinated some more. It happens. . There sometimes comes a

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Genesis of a Novel – Part IX – Procrastination and NaNoWriMo

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . Procrastination is such a wonderful thing. How else would author houses ever get

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Blessed Samhain, a time to honor your ancestors!

This time of year is full of mystery, cold wind, and rattling leaves, no matter what your beliefs. The ancients thought it to be a time when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest. That

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Interview with A.J. Clarkson

Welcome! Today I’m interviewing the fantastical A.J. Clarkson, a woman who has my deep respect for her perseverance and resourcefulness. . Where do you get your ideas? . One factor for me is that writing for audio plays is limiting in some

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The Heartbreak and Joy of Muses

Everyone has a muse. Perhaps we don’t know it, or haven’t quite gotten in touch with ours yet, but we each have one. Some people have many.   I’m not necessarily talking of the traditional nine muses of Greek Mythology,

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Reviews are coming in for Better To Have Loved

Reviews are starting to come in for Better to Have Loved.   This book is based on the tale of my parents’ 30 year search for true love, through England, Scotland, Spain and Denmark. Their story is what inspired me

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Definition of Success

Winston Churchill defined success as going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. I don’t know that I have NO loss of enthusiasm, but my optimistic nature definitely helps in reducing the amount of loss I have from each

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