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Number 1 1950 (Lavender Mist)

Number 1 – 1950 (Lavender Mist) by Jackson Pollock

I’ve known I wanted to tell stories since I was six. I didn’t realize that meant writing, but I knew stories were the thing that made up my core. I would send my Barbie dolls through epic Amazonian adventures, I would stay up hours after being sent to bed telling myself stories, I would go on crazy adventures in my backyard with my invisible companions (companions, not friends, because the cast was constantly changing). And when I started to take language arts and literature classes, writing beckoned me temptingly as I hurried through my grammar and spelling lessons. You too can probably attest to the fact Continue reading

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This year I will always be write(ing)


I like New Year’s resolutions. They give me something to aim for. Except I don’t think of them as rules to live by. That would be way too boring. And I’m not really the kind of person who likes tons of rules. I know they have their place, but why add more than you need? So I like to think about my New Year’s resolutions like hints, or even better, like trial runs.

Adam and I sit down every year and make a short (or sometimes longer) list of resolutions and then test them out over the course of the year. If they help, they are added into the permanent rotation of new life guidelines. If they suck, they are quickly tossed. (Okay, not always quickly tossed. My need to feel justified usually keeps me trying them for at least a week past when I realized that the resolution wasn’t making my life better.)

This year I made 5 resolutions. Most of which I’m not telling you. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But one of them is relevant to this blog. Write everyday. No matter what.

Now let me tell you, the only part of this writing resolution that was easy was Continue reading

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The Naked Author

You know that dream where you are walking naked Continue reading

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A Real Book

I have been waiting for this since I was a teenager. That’s almost two decades. And while I’ve only been working on this particular project for two-ish years, I can’t believe I am actually holding a real live book in my hands. One that I was part of writing! ย Manly Hero book one. I can’t quite explain my excitement. And here it sits on our shelf. ๐Ÿ™‚

I know it has been available on kindle,ย Smashwords, and iBooks for a while now, but the actual physical book is definitely a thrill for me. And while it is only the proof copy and I have a few weeks of editing ahead of me, I am so excited! And I can’t wait for it to be available to everyone else. (Which of course I will post about.) ๐Ÿ™‚

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Writing is an Adventure

Writing. I guess that’s what I do. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I love it. (Along with the abject moments of hating it.) The process of writing is always an adventure. I really never know what will happen next. Whether the surprise is in my story or in my personal self-discovery. And, being right in the thick of writing book two of theย Manly Heroย series, the art and concept of writing is ever present in my mind.

How can I get my story across even more cleanly? How can I paint even vivider pictures in my readers’ minds? How can Adam and I improve our collaboration process? Basically, what can I do to become better? And what does one do with all the ups and downs of being a writer?

So for the next little while, along with our regular posts, I’m going to run a series of posts on writing. The questions I’m working through, the insecurities I’m braving or succumbing to, the small triumphs I am enjoying, and the little advice I may have from what I’ve learned so far. I’d love for you to join me and share your process and thoughts as well.

Cheers. ๐Ÿ™‚

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