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I should post something here

I should post something here

Ohio does not believe it’s April yet. Virginia doesn’t, either, since we had snow just a couple of days ago. And I certainly can’t believe it’s April because I don’t know where the months went or how it’s four months into 2016 already, but I […]

character profiles: Jodie, for example

character profiles: Jodie, for example

I’ve shared this (or some version of it) on some of my other writing blogs, but I don’t think I’ve ever shared it here. This is an example of the character profile questionnaire I use. Feel free to “borrow” any of these questions for your […]

ChickLitLove #3: meet the leading men

For #ChickLitLove Valentine week, Wednesday’s topic is all about the guys.  (For the record: I think it becomes clear that just in writing these interviews, I’ll need to forfeit my literary fiction author’s club card, but you know what, it was fun, so I don’t […]

ChickLitLove #2: romance in the bathroom

ChickLitLove #2: romance in the bathroom

For #ChickLitLove Valentine week, Tuesday’s topic is to share a romantic excerpt from your work. Here is where I fear I may have the most unromantic romance book of the bunch. Who knows. Like everybody has a different sense of humor, I think everybody has […]

an update: commitment issues, owls, and books to look forward to

Most days, I feel like a flopping fish. Thing #1: EWTF is 8 months old now, which is a thing in of itself. I kept planning these blog entries — EWTF is 3 months old! Or, EWTF is 6 months old!!! The half-birthday seemed like […]

EWTF, dead tree book birthday!

I am happy to announce that the Exactly Where They’d Fall paperback is FINALLY available. Amazon (US) Amazon (UK) For those of you wanting signed copies, or if you don’t want to order from Amazon, I will be getting my personal stock in another day […]

paperback proofs are in! who wants one!?!

The funny thing is, I’ve seen this book printed out on copy paper. I’ve seen it in various forms of ebook or PDF. I’ve seen pieces of it posted on blogs. But this, people, is a book! Not that an ebook is any less of […]

we have lift-off!… or something

Sorry for the silence around here. I did actually have a few more preview series posts I wanted to share, and I will still share them still once I get my head screwed back on straight. At some point, I realized I was so close […]

EWTF preview series: on visual inspiration

Today, we’re going to talk about visual pinboarding! Using Pinterest: Authors have been saving picture pinboards for much longer than Pinterest has been around, though I will say Pinterest makes things easier. (Ethically I have doubts about its fairness, but you know, it’s so USEFUL! […]

watching me try to publish a novel is like…

I have another preview series post for you here in a minute, but first, a quickie note: I’ve had a little hiccup in one of my chapters this week, so there will be a tiny delay still. 🙁 Talking days, I think, so not too […]