Life and pandemics.

The world has been changing so quickly, I can hardly catch a breath. I am so close to being done with my first novel’s final revision. So close for so many months, years even. Family obligations, stress, a custody battle, loss of loved ones, political ugliness, RWA racisim, and now a pandemic have shredded my […]

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Best Laid Plans

of muses and writers oft gang a glae. Or whatever it was Robert Burns said. Sometimes, goals shift over time. Sometimes they are upset in a flash. It happened to me more like a snowball rolling down hill. One by one, it took out a goal, a plan, and eventually all my creative energy. I […]

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Romance Through The Ages

I first heard of the Romance Through The Ages contest a few years ago. I had already been a member of Romance Writers of America for several years when I came across it. The contest is sponsored by the Hearts Through History chapter of RWA and is only for historical romance. Last year I missed […]

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Me and the NaNoWriMo blues.

I am deeply in love with the idea of spending a month writing around a single story idea. NaNoWriMo – or National Novel Writing Month – is on my calendar every year for that very reason. Last year, I also added Camp NaNoWriMo – a great opportunity to work on brainstorming, editing, revising and polishing. […]

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Monday Motivation

I seek motivation to write from many sources. The one source that seems a magical cure for not only lackluster drive but writer’s block as well is research. Here is an excerpt from Wisconsin Women In The War, by Ethel Alice Hurn, regarding the phenomenon known as “Daughter of the Regiment” or Vivandiere: “Two Wiscconsin […]

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Tech bug strikes!

You might notice a few changes around here. This past weekend I was notified by my web host that they were taking my site down because of a malicious bug. I received no further explanation. The solution was to remove selected files that made my WordPress based site unable to function. I will be spending […]

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