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When You Start to Spin

November has been a tough month. Mostly because when something is wrong, it’s my instinct to hide it. Ignore it and pretend it’s not happening. I’m incredibly good at rationalizing away whatever bad, scary thing is happening until it overwhelms … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Sequel

The first draft felt pretty good. The second draft was something I survived. The beta comments told me I had a long way to go in revising the sequel to The Six Train to Wisconsin. As I struggle through my … Continue reading

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Six Train’s Book Launch Party +Hippity Hoppity Blog Bouncing

Last Thursday, at the Haight-Brown Vineyard, I had Six Train’s book launch party–An Evening of Wine and Words. Big thank you to my mom and Aunt Sue for helping transport all the books and swag bags and set up the … Continue reading

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Revision Wars–Battling Miranda

The second hardest part of revising? Battling my inner critic, Miranda. It’s been 10 weeks since I started on this re-vision of my manuscript. Drafting new scenes, reworking old scenes into an alternate POV. 10 weeks of hearing Miranda say … Continue reading

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Reblog: The Fear

  Here’s a reblog of something I posted in 2011 about writer fear. Thought it might be useful to hear what happens inside my head in that moment. 🙂

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The Precipice in the Present

It’s so much easier to see where you’ve been than where you are going. I can look back at my life and connect the dots. See what led to successes and misses. I can weave a beautiful tale of how … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Martine Helene Svanevik on The Big Fear: Rejection

Today, I am turning my blog over to the fabulous and talented Martine Helene Svanevik, a fiction writer from Montreal. I absolutely adore her blog about writing and training over on nascentnovelist.wordpress.com. You should definitely check it out. She tells me … Continue reading

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Notes from the Revision Wars

Today, I had one of those soul crushing battles with my writing. I’d been editing this book for 5 weeks. When I finished the micro edits done on a chapter by chapter basis, I felt like I had a stronger … Continue reading

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Green Lantern–Movie Review

Saw the 3-D version of Green Lantern on Saturday. Overall, I enjoyed it. The first 2 minutes were a big backstory dump.  I got that the producer’s intent  was to weave two stories to their intersection, but it was a … Continue reading

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The Fear

It’s not an everyday thing. But some mornings, after I finish my breakfast, FB, emails. It comes. The Fear. That today I won’t know where to begin my writing. That I’ll sit at the laptop frozen in terror. That my … Continue reading

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