New Web Home!

Tea, tarot cards, magic, and new book announcements await over at my new home on the world wide web: http://denisedyoungbooks.com. I’ve decided to go self-hosted. A few things you’ll find over at the new site: A blog filled with offerings on magic, including my upcoming Magic Mondays series, which will feature musings, spells, Pagan-focused DIYs, […]

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Beyond Word Counts: Embracing the nature of creativity

Lately I’ve been giving a lot of thought to my creative path. There’s a lot of chatter in the writing blogosphere about word counts—how much we have written, or how much we should have written. I’ve heard some writers say they write 500 words a day. I’ve heard others say that if you can’t write […]

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A Midweek Check-In—and a Request

I know I haven’t been blogging much lately. I’m on sort of a mini-sabbatical. I feel like I pushed so hard with my writing for a few months, and I’m feeling a little burned out. I’m hoping a few weeks off will help me recharge my batteries. So there’s not much to report on the […]

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Oh? I need a budget?

In our house, I’m the budgeting nerd. I’m the one who knows how much things cost and how much we can save each month. Which is why I was confused when, the past couple months, we hadn’t really been saving. I looked at the numbers and saw why: We were pouring a lot of money […]

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Countdown to Publication

I’ve chosen September 6 as the release date for two of my short stories, The Beltane Kiss and The Faerie Key. That gives me a little more than a month before those stories are out in the world. Both stories are back from the proofreader, all edits are made, and they’re currently on my Kindle, […]

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Tiptoeing into Indie Author Land

I mentioned months ago that I planned on starting my indie author journey this year. Not my writing journey. That has been going on since…well, since I can remember. But this year I am making that leap into new territory: the life of a published fiction author. And it got real this week. My first […]

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