Category: Personal Experiences

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If I Couldn’t Be a Writer

If I couldn’t be a writer, what would I do? I think I’ve been asking myself this question since I was old enough to know that there was a choice. One might say that, due to the staggeringly low chances of making a living at this gig, I should have a backup plan.

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Holidays or Traditions in World Building

Today is February 2nd. You know what that means. Groundhog Day! Every year, my husband is so excited to get to rewatch the cult classic movie. That’s our Groundhog Day tradition. Maybe one year we’ll actually go to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to experience the day in style and in person. Anyway,

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How Far Back?

How far back does your earliest memory go? My most vivid memories start around the ages of seven and eight. Before that, it’s mostly snippets or specific moments. Special occasions like Christmases and birthdays. Family visits. Tea parties my mother would put on for my neighborhood friends. My first watch–Mickey Mouse. The different houses we lived in before settling in Texas. My very first … Read More How Far Back?

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Favorite Thing I’ve Written

My favorite thing I’ve written in the paranormal romance genre isn’t quite out yet. The good news is…it releases this year! The Rogue King will be the first book in my Inferno Rising series featuring dragon shifters. In addition, this series blends with/shows a different piece of the same world as my Fire’s Edge series. Fire’s Edge is Enforcers in the colonies, while Inferno … Read More Favorite Thing I’ve Written

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2019 Personal Blog Challenge

I loved doing the blog challenge last year with Marketing for Romance Writers. This year, I’ve decided to make my own personal challenge to follow. Here are the topics for 2019:

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2018 Accomplishments & 2019 Goals

It’s coming up on the end of the old year and beginning of the new, and you know what that means… Goals. Look at how you did on the old ones and set some new ones. I do this every year for personal and professional goals. Let’s take a look at those author ones. 2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS I had a wonderful 2018 with new releases, … Read More 2018 Accomplishments & 2019 Goals

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The Easiest Holiday Meal Ever | #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge

I have a confession to make… While I LOVE great food, and I can cook or bake just fine if I have to, I actually don’t like to cook or bake. I don’t enjoy being tied to the kitchen, probably because cooking is often one of those activities that I can’t multi-task. Just not my favorite. That being said, when I have folks over, … Read More The Easiest Holiday Meal Ever | #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge

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Do or Do Not | #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge

Thanks to Yoda I have my marching orders. Do, or do not. There is no try. This week in the #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge, we’ve been prompted to write about our biggest fears. I could certainly go on and on about the usual ones many of us share–heights (Yes, I was a skydiver. I’m kookey that way.), spiders, elevators don’t thrill me. You get the … Read More Do or Do Not | #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge

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Epilogue or Not? | #MFRW Author Challenge

Epilogues are another of my favorite tools as a romance writer. I don’t feel they are necessary or even as helpful for many other forms of fiction. However, with romance, they are almost a must in my opinion. According to Writer’s Digest there are six common uses for epilogues:

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Writing Rituals | #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge

This week we’re talking about writing rituals in the blog challenge. The thing is… I don’t think I have one I use consistently. I don’t rub a statue or blow kisses to the writing gods or open things in a certain order. I don’t have lucky socks or have to talk to my mom before I start or anything like that. What I do … Read More Writing Rituals | #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge