Category Archives: #AMWRITING

NaNoWriMo Done

It wasn’t pretty, but it’s over now. As I staggered across the finish line for NaNoWriMo 2020 I thought back to the beginning when I decided to set out on this wild attempt to write a romance novel. It was … Continue reading

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Watch Skeleton Hour 04: Black Cranes

I was so excited to be part of the fourth installation of the Horror Writers Association’s Skeleton Hour along with editors and authors from the new horror anthology, Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women. I had a lot of fun … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Tough Week for “Soft Deadlines”

The second week started off strong. Having a blast with romance, I participated in my first live NaNoWriMo Write-In and I did over 1k words in an hour. My keyboard was blazing. I was invincible. And then something important came … Continue reading

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Listen to “Soft Deadlines”

To be honest, I began this romance attempt without a lot of faith that I’d finish. But here I am, the first week in and a quarter of the way done. And, believe it or not, I am loving it. … Continue reading

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“Soft Deadlines” Stays on Deadline

I have 1,616 words to write this evening to stay on target for NaNaWriMo. So far I’m slightly ahead of schedule. Because I don’t know much about writing a romance, I researched it. There are certain milestones that make a … Continue reading

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Stand United!

It’s finally Election Day. It’s a day we have dreaded and looked forward to. Usually I’m pretty meh about politics, but 2020 is unprecedented in all kinds of ways. This Election I got myself out there and voted and even … Continue reading

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What’s Happening: November 2020

That was probably the busiest October I’ve ever experienced. Multiple Zoom panels, workshops, projects… but it was probably the best October I’ve ever had. Last thing I did for the month was vote. November promises to be a lot quieter, … Continue reading

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Writing a Romance for Nanowrimo

I admit I have strong genre bias. I’ve often boasted that I’ve read 1.25 of a romance novel. It was in middle school and I was temporarily parked in Sweetwater, Tennessee. All the girls carried around Harlequin Romance paperbacks. The … Continue reading

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On the Thirteenth Day of Halloween: Happy Neewollah!

Happy Halloween! On the Thirteenth day of Halloween my true love gave to me… a reading of “Happy Neewollah!” Written just for the Horror Writer Association’s Poetry Gallery for the holiday. It was published in the October 2020 newsletter, only … Continue reading

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On the Twelfth Day of Halloween: No More Sunday Drives

On the twelfth day of Halloween my true love gave to me… a reading of “No More Sunday Drives.” Again written for Nina D’Arcangela‘s Ladies of Horror monthly photo prompt, this also appears nowhere else but her blog Spreading the Writer’s Word. … Continue reading

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