Tag Archives: writing a novel

Why I Chose to Seek a Literary Agent

“I have finished the first draft of my novel.” Almost a month has passed since I earned the right to say those words, and they still make me warm and fuzzy, even on an in-the-teens-out-there-cold kind of morning like this … Continue reading

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A New-To-Me Kind of Writer’s Block

Do you have one of those people in your life who shares way too much about their bodily functions? The family member who tells you about her horrible case of the “green poops” over dinner or friend who gives you … Continue reading

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An Overdue Check-In

Greetings blogging friends! Many mea culpas for the disappearing act. Although taking a hiatus from regular blogging has been totally intentional, I really didn’t mean to go this long without at least popping by or checking in with all of … Continue reading

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Chomp and Other Ramblings

We’ve all heard about SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder. Winter rolls around with its shorter days and drearier skies and lack of sunlight, and a good portion of the population becomes melancholy and lethargic. I think I’ve got some sort … Continue reading

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LLC Milestone Winners and Other News

Happy Friday, friends! No regular post today, but I do have a few updates and announcements to wind down this first week of our new year! 1. First and foremost, the winners of my Life List Club Milestone Giveaways are … Continue reading

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Rookie to Rookie: Advice for New Writers

After years of daydreaming about it, and maybe even dabbling halfheartedly, you’re really going for it. You’re writing. Awesome. So now what? If you’re looking for advice on how to improve your writing, how to market your work, or how to … Continue reading

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The Race, The Swift and the Finish Line

Welcome to December’s first round of Life List Friday! Today, I’m thrilled to be hosting Gary Gauthier. The “slow but steady” writing approach that Gary discusses below is definitely appealing to me, as I’m sure it will be to other … Continue reading

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Writerly Update: Lessons Learned

It has been a little while since I updated on my writing ventures, so here we go.  I’ve been learning some interesting lessons recently as I’ve navigated this weird and wonderful writing world. 1. Go with the Flow I am … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-changes …

Those of you who follow this blog regularly know I’m a member of  awesome Life List Club, a group of bloggers who are working together towards our writing and other life goals, and supporting each other in the process. At … Continue reading

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