Adventures in Crazytown

Listening to: Thrice, “Stare at the Sun” So I guess I’ve officially lost my mind.* I’m doing something I swore I’d never do unless I had to…writing two novels at once. *Gulp* But wait! There’s more! The novels are written from different POVs–one’s in first person, and the other is in third person with multiple […]

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Writing Mania

Listening to: Travis, “Side” Well, I’ve been a bad little blogger, haven’t I? But I’m back now. Mainly because the words, which for a while seemed to trickle out at a scary-slow pace, have returned. With a vengeance. I’m working on revisions of FLAWED, and a lot of it is fresh material. It was all […]

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Grammar, Em Dashes, and a Cameo

As anyone who’s glanced at my Twitter feed during the editing phase will know, I have a slight em dash problem. Like my other writing tics (I have a whole list), it’s a problem I clear up during revision, and then I complain about it on Twitter. Elizabeth Ditty, one of the Evil Cabal, just […]

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When You Can’t Stop

Okay, so the tale of the epic road trip will be continued at a later date. Why, you ask? Because there’s only one freaking story I’m interested in telling, and that’s the one I’ve been writing for months. This thing has pulled me in so deep that it’s practically all I can think about. I’m […]

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To the Beach!

…But not primarily for the beach’s sake. Gotta get my car looked at, and the nearest dealership is in Virginia Beach. So, we’ll spend the afternoon there, while we’re at it. Keeping my fingers crossed for my car. This is its last chance, since several other mechanics have been unable to figure out what’s wrong […]

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Country Living

Listening to: Dispatch, “Water Stop” This is why I love living in or near the woods: Sorry the picture’s so small, but if you look right in the middle, you’ll see a deer. She ran through the field just as I was passing the door. A rarity, that–they usually come out at sunset. We’ve seen […]

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Sweltering

Listening to: Letter Kills, “Time Marches On” So. Where have I been? Well, here, pretty much. Just haven’t felt like posting this week. Needed a short break. But I’m back, baby! With lots of random crap to talk about! First of all, it is going to be REALLY FREAKING HOT today. The high is 97. […]

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Changing Your Habits

So I went up to my usual hangout last night, and wrote about 1000-1250 words while various people came and went, stopped by to chat, and hung out. I’ve mentioned before that I usually handwrite my stuff first, in chunks, then transfer it to the computer. Also, I did a crossword. Now, let me just […]

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When the Flame Dies

Oh, it’s a tragic story, and one that has been told many times before. Alas, I’m going to tell it again. Girl writes novel. Girl, while writing novel, inevitably falls in love with novel and characters therein. Several months of joyous writing fly by, every one of them packed to the brim with sweet memories. […]

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A Public Service Announcement

Two things* the public should know, just in case: I heard voices in my head last night as I drifted off to sleep. The voices of my characters. Most people might think I’m crazy, but this is a good thing. If they’re in my head, then I must be in their heads. Still, it’s a […]

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