Now this–I’ve got in the bag

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So this month for Writer’s Wednesday, we’re blogging about what’s in our bag. I carry a bag. Not a purse. Because I’m just not a purse kinda girl. It’s this cool crossbody from REI. Isn’t that embroidered design cool? And the neutral gray and black goes with everything!! I actually have a weakness for bags […]

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Go Forth with Bold Enthusiasm

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Last week my daughter’s Health & Wellness class had homework for the parents. We were asked what advice would you give your child that would help them meet their goals. At the time I could only come with something lame like, work hard and don’t be afraid of chasing your dreams, but be flexible.  Seriously? […]

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Free your Mind

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  I LOVE this quote I found it on a Yogi teabag.  And how true it is. During particularly challenging days at my non-writing job, I can just feel my creative brain cells shriveling.  When I log off of work, I usually try to take some time to decompress.  Oftentimes, I need a change of […]

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Graphic Organizing by this neurotic writer

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I’m a visual learner.  I need colorful graphs, charts, diagrams, and mind maps.  I’m weird because I like taking notes – it’s an excuse to break out pens in a variety of pretty colors.  And highlighters are my best friend when trying to remember something. When I started my first novel, I just sat down […]

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Not So Accidental Blog Tourist Hop

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I was tagged by the amazingly talented (and hilarious) Colleen Bennett, who also happens to be my Wonder Twin.  That’s her, over there –> (Hey Colz, I hope you don’t mind I swiped this picture off your blog!! )  By the way – you should definitely check out Colleen’s blog where she shares her witty, […]

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From the quote desk

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Trust the wisdom of heart. – Chinese Proverb For those of you that know me personally, you’ll get the double entendre of this post title.  For those of you not in the know, you’ll just have to subscribe to my blog to find out.  All kidding aside, I’m an author by night, but by day […]

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Rambling About: The Third Lap

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Most Wednesday nights, our running group meets at the high school track for #WorkoutWednesday.  I haven’t consistently worked out on the track in years and I just love stepping onto the spongy all-weather track and the scent of sun-baked rubber floating in the air.  (Did you know synthetic rubber tracks are also called tartan tracks?  […]

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Location, Location, Location

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I belong to a few different chapters of the Romance Writer’s of America.  My novel, FORBIDDEN SECRETS, is a young adult romance with a paranormal twist on Scottish history, so in addition to belonging to the Young Adult Chapter of RWA, I also belong to the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter of RWA. Today I’m guest blogging over at FF&P […]

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This thing is giving me fits

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The thing I’m referring to is my latest manuscript.  (Yes it’s a teen romance – because that’s all I write.)  I’ve been so excited about working on it, but the sizzle is staring to fizzle.  It’s like a puzzle.  I know I have all the parts, but this puzzle has more than one way to […]

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