Writing

Conquering Stress and Getting Organized

I’ve been really struggling with managing stress recently. I’m not going to dwell on this too much here, but as I mentioned previously, I had an MRI last month. The news was not terrible, but it wasn’t good, either—the pituitary tumor I had removed in 2014 has recurred. It is…

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2015: What A Year!

It’s getting close to the end of the year, and with work finally done on Fourth World, I’m getting ready to start some new projects – but I’m also in that between-projects/hey-it’s-December mode where you look back and reflect. 2015 has been quite a year for me! My new year’s…

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Why indie?

This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a long while. I’ve thought about it time and again in discussions with other authors, with friends and family, and with readers. It’s about why I decided to go indie for my first YA series, Fourth World—consciously, from the beginning,…

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FiYoCrapMo Year 2: Finishing more crap

Last year I posted about why I don’t usually participate in NaNoWriMo, simply because I can’t keep up with that sort of pace without completely burning out (and, since my health problems started, making myself so sick I can’t function for the rest of the month). What I did last…

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Tips for editing an anthology

We’re a little under a month out from publication on Perchance to Dream! I’m excited for it to be released, but I’m also excited for it just to be done. This project has consumed so much of my time, and I will be really glad to be able to go…

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New Year’s Resolution: Write All Year

Long time, no post! I had surgery a couple of weeks ago to address some ongoing health problems I’ve been having, so I wasn’t able to get online for awhile. But I’m feeling much better now and hoping I’ll be able to blog on here more regularly! (And remember to…

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FiYoCrapMo

Even though I’m a writer, I can’t really hang with NaNoWriMo. I just can’t write that fast, I always wind up getting burnout. During the summer, I do like to do Camp NaNoWriMo, which lets you set your own word count goal. I usually set it to a much more…

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