I'm a Romance Author?

I Don’t Want Any Babies, Especially New Years Ones!

Happy New Years! I loved my Nana but she was a bitch and she was awesome. She joined the Navy in World War 2 and worked, from her home, for many years. She was also restrained by the expectations of her generation. By the time I was ready to ask her about her choices inRead more

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NaNoWriMo Recap

I know! I didn’t actually do NaNoWriMo this year. The thing is, I pretty much did and my mind is so used to thinking that I did. I ended up jump-starting some productivity that I think may get me through the year. Here’s what happened Northanger Park is going to be book four and releasedRead more

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November Recap

For some reason, my brain keeps thinking it’s still October. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve written the word October in emails and in my calendars, when I actually mean November. It’s annoying. This is still the November recap because that’s what month is ending. Last week I shared how I was doingRead more

I'm a Romance Author?

You’re Not Fat So Shut Up

Welcome back for another installment in my series about accepting that I’m a romance author. I finished writing this post and realized I was bordering on anger. I needed something to lighten this because these are topics that make me angry. It is my anger that kept me from reading romance books for so longRead more

Writing Recaps

To NaNo or Not To NaNo… Part 1

It’s the time of the year when I’m usually getting ready for NaNoWriMo. For those who are new readers, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. Participants commit to writing a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I’ve been participating since 2004, but for the first time in fourteen years, I’m wondering if IRead more

I'm a Romance Author?

When did I become a romance author?

For someone who rarely reads romance books, imagine my surprise when I started writing them! If you’ve heard me speak while I’m promoting Phi Alpha Pi, then you’ve heard me talk about my struggle with accepting that I’m a romance author. As someone who enjoys romantic plots, I’ve struggled with the romance book genre forRead more

Writing Recaps

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2018 Recap

I think this NaNoWriMo event was the nail in my coffin… for NaNoWriMo. This post requires a little background about the monster that’s been living in my head. I’m not happy with Missing Auggie. This book has been a bit of a beast for me. It’s not an Austen modernization. It’s my own idea, andRead more

2018 Camp NaNoWriMo

July Writing: Camp NaNoWriMo Goal Change

With Phi Alpha Pi done and Missing Auggie being edited, I thought about what I want to do with the next project: Woodhouse Yarn and Cafe. This modernization of Emma is still in the beginning phase as the other projects became my priority. Now I’m able to focus, pick up where I left off andRead more

From Pantser to Plotter

When I started National Novel Writing Month, there wasn’t much I understood about my writing process. It took me years to understand there are various types of authors out there, but most can categorize themselves as a pantser or a plotter.  What is the difference? What do these words even mean? What am I? I’mRead more

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May Monthly Review – What A Difference A Year Makes

May, as I expected was a crazy month. I started outlining this entry as I sat looking at my writer’s bible, trying to decide what I needed to do next. I looked at each task, checked off on my to-do list, and realized it was time to focus on Kraulaak and Missing Auggie. So, here’sRead more