Tag Archives: changes

The Beauty of Choice

A few years back, I got to know this amazing blogger, August McLaughlin. She started out as a blogging mentor and quickly became a friend. I am honored to be participating in her Beauty of a Woman Blogfest for the third … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Have To Go Down The Wrong Road To Get To The Right One

I’ve been working on the first 500 words of my YA novel in preparation for the writer’s roundtable critique day at the Winter SCBWI conference Jan 27-29.  These two pages have taken up over a week of my writing life. … Continue reading

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Things I Never Thought I’d Do in My 30s

  Wear the same clothes two days in a row without being out all night or crashing at someone else’s house. Prefer cable TV to clubbing/going out with friends Be okay with not following trends. Yeah, I like my bootcut … Continue reading

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Revision Day

When you write “The End” it really is the beginning of the next phase with the manuscript. You aren’t saying goodbye. You’re saying hello to 3-4 months of revising. And as I wrote “The End” I knew the first 5 … Continue reading

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To Change or Not to Change?

So I’m having a major dilemma over the beginning of my book. I think it comes down to two different ways to start a book. I’ve gotten feedback that the story is well set up and feedback that I should … Continue reading

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A Brand New You

I am currently reading  Secondhand Spirits by  Juliet Blackwell.  Her protagonist runs a vintage clothes shop  and is a witch.  It’s a fun read so far. It has an amazing line about how changing clothes is a magical experience. I … Continue reading

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How Much Feedback Can You Take

So you’ve written your novel, you’ve done some revising and you’ve shown it to a few people. But you find the more people you show it to, the more feedback you receive. This should be a good thing. After all … Continue reading

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Appreciating the Now

Today, I woke up with a greater appreciation of the Now. I only have two weeks left at my company. And suddenly the morning commute isn’t something I dread. I think whenever there’s an end in sight you can appreciate … Continue reading

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