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Five Things on Friday

1. Worldbuilding is hard. Like, really hard. One of the things readers like about my Shadow Reader books is the worldbuilding, but the Realm and fae came easily to me in those books. Not so much with this sci-fi project. I'm having to make up names for weapons, ships,...

My First Stitch Fix – Or, Prepping for a Conference

I have no fashion sense. If you've met me, you know that. I'm a writer, so I sit at home in jeans and t-shirts all day. I don't like shopping. I rarely ever go, and when I do, it's usually in a panic because I have some event coming up or I'm going to be seeing my...

It’s my birthday! Wanna give me a present?

Yep. That's right folks. I was born today a not-so-few years ago. Right now, I'm home with a sick boy, but tonight, my parents will be watching the twins (I really think sick boy isn't so sick anymore), and the husband and I are going to get our geek on - playing...

Killing Chapters and Weekly Goals

I haven't worked on my sci-fi book today. I'm avoiding it. I'm avoiding it because I think I need to delete two chapters. On the surface, that doesn't sound too bad, but I've already deleted and rewritten this section of the book a dozen times, and one of those...

Friday Five

One. So tired. One of the toddlers was up half the night vomiting. Poor guy. He's perfectly fine this morning, but we kept him home because... well, he was up half the night. He's going on five hours of sleep and I'm sure he would have been cranky at school. Sidenote:...

Goals of this Week – if potty practice doesn’t interfere

Aside from the Matter of the Mystery Poop*, potty practice is going pretty well. We've had a few accidents, especially if we dare put pants on them, but all in all, not as bad as I feared yet. But the kids are home with me today. SAD FACE! I just couldn't send them to...

Pray for me.

The husband and I will be attempting potty practice this week. Potty practice. We can't call it potty training. If we do, Toddler B will think we're going on a train ride. There will be tantrums if we tell him he is wrong. That's my big, stinky plan for this weekend....

A Business-y Post

(If you're not interested in the business side of publishing, you might want to skip this post. You might want to skip it anyway because I'm such a newbie at publishing, and there are so many more experienced, more business-savvy authors out there than I am. ) ETA: I...

Where will I be?

I'm feeling kind of productive today. I spent the morning writing with a friend at Panera Bread. Got about 800 words written, which isn't bad for me. We're going to make this Panera thing a weekly ritual. Yay! Getting out of the house and the vibes from another author...

Writing “Not Right” and a Happy Release Day to Jenn Bennett

Remember how I was all determined to get a lot of writing done after my post yesterday? Yeah. Not so much. I had a gazillion other little errands to do that I couldn't put off. I wrote for a total of thirty minutes. Thirty. Minutes. Ugh. And those thirty minutes were...

Back from the 2014 RWA National Conference

I flew to San Antonio last week for my very first RWA National Conference. It was awesome. It was packed with authors who love and write romance. The workshops were phenomenal, and so were the keynote speakers. I left San Antonio exhausted, but rejuvenated, too. I...

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Aren’s POV #1

Fighting a cold today and couldn't concentrate on my sci-fi project. So I toyed around with this because it was fun. Also because I miss Aren. 🙂 Warning: First draft and written under the influence of cold meds. Aren's POV #1 The stone in the blacksmith’s hand glows...

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Sleeping Hero Legends

I learned a new bookish term today: sleeping hero legends. I came across a link to this article on Facebook. It's written by Jack Campbell, who writes an awesome military science fiction series. Seriously. Awesome. It holds my attention and keeps me breathless on the...

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Do You Read Multi-Author Bundles?

Around about a year ago, authors started banding together and releasing multi-author ebook bundles together. They priced them super cheap, usually $0.99 for six or more books. It's a great deal, incredibly hard to pass up, and several of these bundles have gone on to...

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What I’m Loving Lately

1. Honor's Knight. Still reading this, only because I'm a slow reader and my kids exhaust me in the afternoons so much that I tend to collapse into bed after they go to sleep. The book is just so, so good, though. It's one of those books that makes me ask myself,...

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Still Searching for the Perfect Conference Wear

(Honor's Knight is still awesome! There's so much tension and angst going on. I love it! I know the covers make it look like there's not much romance in the books, but trust me, it has the perfect amount. You can still enter to win either the first or second book in...

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Where Does A Work-At-Home Writer’s Time Go?

(Started reading Honor's Knight last night. Ohmyfreakingod! So good! I hit 11% and had a major freak out. Like, oh no, the SHIT is going to go down! Ahhh! Watch out Devi!!! Can't wait until the boys' go to bed tonight so I can read more! Giveaway for this book or the...

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New Sci-Fi Romance + Giveaway

Today is a happy release day! Honor's Knight, the second book in Rachel Bach's Paradox series is now on my Kindle! I raved about the first book, Fortune's Pawn, in my Goodreads review. I've been waiting for this sequel since I finished this last page of the first...

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Teaser Tuesday: The Side Project

Not much writing is getting done this week due to preparation for traveling (i.e. new hair cut!). I'll be flying out to Daytona on Thursday for Coastal Magic Con. There will be a signing that's open to the public from 5pm to 7pm on Saturday. If you're in the area,...

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