The End is the Beginning

Posted Oct 18 2017 in , ,

    Ā  Snowed In at the Mayor’s Mansion is DONE! Kind of. Snowed In (working title) is the second book in my upcoming Harlequin Desire series. “The End” is always cause for celebration, but I’m holding off on popping the champagne on this particular title. My work has just begun. Two days ago I […]

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Willpower vs. Action

Posted Oct 3 2017 in ,

Losing Steam In light of the tragic and senseless mass shooting in Las Vegas, I’ve been having a difficult time writing. At first I thought I was lazy or that I was out of practice, but now that I’ve been still for a bit today and examined what it is I’m feeling… it’s grief. Duh, […]

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The Timey Has Come

Posted Sep 13 2017 in ,

Hi everyone! For today’s #WriteTip, I’m sharing a blog about a kitchen timer that helped me get stuff DONE. Timing myself to force the writing was a new concept back then, but definitely something I use on and off now. Unfortunately, my trusty egg timer ticked its last tock several years ago, but I still […]

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10 Writing Tips Every Author Needs

Posted Sep 6 2017 in ,

Something fun for Write Tip Wednesday… Do not put statements in the negative form. And don’t start sentences with a conjunction. If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do. […]

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RV Interview with Lori Foster & Jessica Lemmon

Posted Aug 29 2017 in , , , ,

I’m so excited to share the video of the RV Interview Lori and I filmed back in June 2017! She’s been rolling these videos out each week or so for a while now, and I’ve watched several with my favorite authors and friends. I’m beyond honored to have done one with her. During the video, […]

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The Joy is in the Journey

Posted Aug 23 2017 in ,

I recently came to a conclusion that I’ve been repeating a lot lately. I believe we overestimate the end goal: success, the carrot on the end of the stick, and underestimate the value of the journey. My debut book released in 2013 and I had a goal to hit bestseller lists right out of the […]

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Write Tip Wednesday: The Folder Method

Posted Aug 16 2017 in ,

Lately on WTW, I’ve shared some personal philosophies. How to cope when you feel like a hack, for example. But what about actual methodology? What is is like to write in practice? Today, we’re getting down to brass tacks. I’ve done a similar post to this one before but the method I was using was […]

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From Spark to Finish

Posted Aug 13 2017 in ,

Recently, I took to the interwebs to ask if anyone had any questions on writing or process I could answer for the Lemmon 15. Jody Holford shot back with this gem. Talk about a challenge! Rather than try and cram an answer into 140 characters on Twitter, or in the confines of the Q&A section […]

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Write Tip Wednesday: Fear & Fascination

Posted Aug 9 2017 in ,

Introduction šŸ¦ˆ Sometimes I stumble across a past blogpost that is both relevant and funny. This is one of those. I love comedy and earning a laugh always feels like winning a prize. (My latest rom-coms are all about it!) This post-from-the-past isn’t really about my unreasonable fear of sharks (fun fact: my brother once […]

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5 Things To Do When You Feel Like a Hack

Posted Aug 4 2017 in ,

hackĀ /hak/Ā nounĀ  a person, as an artist or writer, who exploits, for money, his or her creative ability or training in the production of dull, unimaginative, and trite work.   Hello World As I write this, I legit feel like I just crawled out of the Pit of Despair. (Bonus points if you recognize that reference.) […]

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