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  • Writing.

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    CLICK HERE to check out my guest blog Breaking the Formula: 6 Tips for Writing Great Sex Scenes. Thanks WriteOnSisters.com! You Rock!…

  • Writing.

    Choosing the Right Sophomore Novel.

    With the journey of my first novel coming to a close, I enter into the wonderful world of QUERIES and SUBMISSIONS.  (Mmmm, smell that? That’s the smell of my determination, steaming up…

  • Writing.

    Grieving the completion of a novel.

    Another night in the office, sitting in front of the laptop while the house sleeps.  I stare down at my 84,000 words and counting.  …and I want it so bad. This…

  • Writing.

    The Ghost of Anxiety.

    Like a deaf man sensing an alarm clock shrieking from behind the drywall of his studio apartment, I am unconcernedly perturbed.  In denial of a racing heartbeat.  It’s difficult to not…

  • Writing.

    Is this REALLY fiction? A writer’s insecurity.

    The inside of my writer’s belly is tight with uncertainty.  Unnerved with the thought that maybe, in the pursuit to write for my own pleasure, I risk placing others in the crossfire-particular the ones I love most. …

  • Writing.

    Writing. Momming. And Tuesday Guilt.

    Yesterday was Tuesday.  3 things happen on Tuesdays:  French class, Cub Scouts, and Writers Group.  Yesterday, I chose to go to my writers group over my son’s Cub Scout Pack meeting.  That wouldn’t have…

  • Writing.

    This could get ugly.

    Professionally, I don’t know what I’m doing. And I don’t have thick skin like the rest of ‘um. I get anxious in the midst of criticism. I get depressed when I…

  • Writing.

    I need things. To write.

    Like many writers, I have a list of “must haves” in order to set my creative writing skills into full motion. Props, if you will.  I’m constantly trying to perfect this…

  • Writing.

    Insecurity check.

    Here’s the thing.  I don’t know if I’m a good writer.  Scratch that.  I know I’m a good writer.  I just don’t know if I’m a STRONG writer- someone whose writing…

  • Writing.

    You Better Work

    So.  Last night I wrote out a weekly BLOCK SCHEDULE.  You know, to keep me on task and balance work and family and home and seasonal Girl Scout cookies.  The good…

  • Writing.

    A Tap on the Shoulder.

    Trust paid off tonight.  In the amount of 1500 words.  Good words.  And just that small little crack, that fraction of rebirth in the staleness that has overshadowed this battle to…

  • Writing.

    Ah, sick!

    Getting over the world’s worst sinus infection.  Lovely.  At least I can see again.  Feel like my eyes have been swollen shut for days.…

  • Writing.

    trust.

    Every day, it’s the same thing. I sit at my computer. I open the word file that has steadily hovered at 360KBs for the past 3 months. And then, I stare…

  • Writing.

    Little Things.

    Nora. Sitting on a copy of The Writer’s Market Eating Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup.…