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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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What You Didn’t Know Can Hurt You

Six Train’s sequel is decimating me. What I thought was a good second draft isn’t. And I’m trying to balance my vision for the story against my betas’ comments. I’ve run the emotional gamut from let’s burn this entire manuscript … Continue reading

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Book Trailer, Conference Proposals, Workshops, and Self-doubt

I’m so excited to share the book trailer for The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts! We started working on this in February. I wrote the script, Cacko Studios produced the video, and Leah Merritt is the fantastic actress who brought Kat … Continue reading

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Confession Time: I Revise as I Go

So you know how everyone says write the draft straight through without stopping? Well, I don’t do that. It was during a chat with my fabulous blog buddy, Gwen Stephens in DeKalb, IL, that I confessed this for the first time. … Continue reading

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An Award, an Event, and Some Etc.

  The Six Train to Wisconsin was an International Books Awards Finalist for cross genre fiction! ***** On June 7th, I will be at the 4th Annual Writers’ Conference and Intensives at Hunter College in Manhattan (68th and Lexington). I’m going to … Continue reading

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Tackling Self Doubt

I wish I could say it gets easier. That you reach a point where it goes away. But no matter where you are on the path to publication, there is self doubt. I faced it when querying,  indie publishing, and … Continue reading

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Reblog: JM McDowell’s Revision Molasses

  Today, I thought I’d share one of my favorite blog posts by JM McDowell, where she talks about her recent revision battles. It’s an inspiring post and I hope you enjoy it! http://jmmcdowell.com/2012/11/17/either-im-getting-stronger-or-the-molasses-is-getting-thinner/#more-3870

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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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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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Self-Doubt

Did you ever start questioning things in your life? You can’t really figure out what set it off, but suddenly you’re wondering if your making good decisions, if you’re on the right path, and if you are really happy. Yes, … Continue reading

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