Slowing the Story Down

Many of my writerly friends face the problem of writing too long. They pen a 120,000-word fantasy novel and then try to trim it down. Maybe it’s my journalistic background or those years penning magazine articles, but I have the opposite problem. My first drafts are often short, and in following drafts I have to […]

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Welcome, 2016: ROW80 Round 1 goals

Today we had our first snowfall of the winter, a light dusting of snow that coated the ground in powdery white. I’m holed up inside, my beagle by my side as I type away at the keys. I have big plans for 2016. I started a number of WIPs last year, and this year I […]

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A Year of New Beginnings: 2015 Year-End Wrap-Up

2015 flew by, a blur of words and new stories. More new stories revealed themselves to me this year than in any other year of my life. There was a series of six novellas about sister-witches, three of which have been drafted. There was a retelling of Snow White and a story about a hedge […]

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Caught in a Whirlwind

So, it’s official. Hubby and I are homeowners. We moved into our new place last Wednesday, and the past week has been a flurry of unpacking, cleaning, painting, and endless trips to Lowe’s. We are slowly but surely getting settled in, and we’re excited—tired, but excited. Of course, that means that basically no writing has […]

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