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Posted on November 3, 2021
After submitting my manuscript to my editor for the first of several rounds of editing, I spent, possibly, a full week writing the blurb to my novel. The blurb is the back of the book cover, the text on your book page, the text that people will read when they are considering buying your book. I hav…
Posted on September 1, 2021
The question for this month's IWSG post is "How do you define success as a writer?" For me, it's when I hold the print book in my hands during the final product review, and I try to convince myself that I actually wrote it all. It happens after each book. I'll read a passage o…
Posted on July 7, 2021
Last night I watched Leonel Messi lead Argentina's national soccer team to win the Copa America semi-final against Colombia with a bloody ankle. It was amazing the way he was targeted. He was masterful, unstoppable and the only way to take the ball from him was to tackle him full-body or by sli…
Posted on June 2, 2021
For this month's IWSG post, I thought I'd have a little bit of fun. I created a mini mantra, or secondary mantra, of the things that has somewhat defined my life as a writer.   #1 - I drink loads and loads of coffee when I write. I mean I have to seriously stock up. I look for coupons. My …
Posted on May 5, 2021
One summer morning in 2018, my daughter and I went on a mother-daughter date to a popular pancake house in a nearby town. We went on a Tuesday to avoid the weekend crowds, and so that we wouldn't be rushed. The best mother-daughter conversations burst from binging on pancakes and coffee.  And …
Posted on April 7, 2021
These past few years have been tough. I released my last book in 2018, The Onyx Ring, just two months before my brother passed away. I put all book marketing and promotion on hold, and writing the last book was practically impossible. I had bigger and more important things to do, and my imagination…
Posted on November 5, 2020
When my brother finished reading the 3rd-to-last chapter in the The Box Of Souls, he called me up and said, "But... why?" He was angry because of a death of one of his favorite characters. "How could you do that?"  I assured him that there was a reason, and to finish the story …
Posted on September 18, 2020
Two years ago, my life changed. My brother passed away and it shocked me. To my core. Long story short, I practically stopped writing fiction. Mourning does that to people, I've learned. It keeps us from doing what we love to do. We can't help ourselves. I stopped writing, running, salsa da…
Posted on January 9, 2020
My kids are growing up, and with that comes all of life's frustrations. My daughter is in her first year in college, and like a lot of kids, she is facing a major that was much harder than she imagined. For a student who has always been at the top of her class, this was incredibly frustrating…
Posted on December 4, 2019
Yesterday, I wrote (more like rewrote) a full scene in The Dragon Medallion. I'm still far from finishing, but the point is that scene prompted new ideas. It created new tangents which, at least from my outline, was not planned. It gave my draft a kick in the butt, the jump-start it needed so…
Posted on November 4, 2019
It's been a year since my brother passed away. Just saying that gives me a heavy heart. Losing my brother has greatly affected many aspects of my life, including my writing. The last day I worked on the third book in my Family Relics series was the day before my brother passed away. The last …
Posted on February 12, 2019
I've come a long way with many miles left to go, I've traveled the land, both high and low. There is still so much I have yet to know, But what I've learned could only be learned as I go. I've tumbled and rolled in a tide's ebb and flow; I've climbed up steep mount…

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