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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 – 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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Fifteen Years Married

I’m certainly no expert on marriage. However, I can say I’m celebrating my fifteenth anniversary today, and of my first marriage. I saw many friends get married, get divorced in a few years, only to marry again – and sometimes a

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The Hardest Part of Travelling that No One Talks About

This is so true. Especially when you work with people who don’t travel, or have never traveled. They just don’t understand.     This piece was not written by myself but I couldn’t have said it better. The words epitomize a

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The Key to Happiness

I heard an interesting story this morning on the radio. A long-term study was done over fifteen years to ask people for the key to their happiness. The results? Three things. And I cannot argue with their results. In fact,

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Please. Stop the hate and the killing.

I don’t normally go political on my blog. I like the happy world of travel, magic, writing and art. But sometimes one must speak out against the hatred. We live in a scary world. Most of us want to hide

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Celebrate your wrinkles!

  I am 46. I have never lied about my age (well, since I was 21, anyhow!)   I am proud of my age.  I have some silver hairs, and I am proud of those as well. I’ve earned them,

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A video of the simple days in Ireland, early 20th century

Lots of hard work, and certainly not romantic, but certainly less complex. Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. And watch out for my upcoming

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