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Death In the Family and the New Addition

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Obituary:  I would like to announce the untimely demise of the Toshiba Satellite from causes unknown on Friday, March 30th.  The hard drive was fried.  Survivors include all my files, which were transferred to a spare hard drive by my tech savvy father in law. Birth announcement:  I would like to announce the arrival of […]

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Return To Civilization

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Okay, so we returned last night from our vacation.  I refer you here for the scoop on how that went.  Let’s suffice it to say that I got NOTHING accomplished on any of my WIPs.  Not even plotting.  After spending today playing catch up and “please let what I ate stay down” (it did), I […]

Musings

Listmania!

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Okay, so this post is only peripherally related to writing, but I thought I’d throw it out there anyway.  I am addicted to making lists.  I am.  I admit it.  Cuff me and take me to the looney bin.  I make lists for normal stuff like groceries and Walmart.  At the moment I’m writing out […]

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Pre-Vacation Update

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I feel compelled to post here about the week’s events on the writing front but OMG I am so freaking tired today.  Here is why, if you are interested.  Grist for the mill, right?  Well after last week’s 10k word execution and edit streak, I was left with a tighter manuscript and a burning desire […]

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Manuscript Liposuction

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Well after a very long day of extremely gratifying work I have cut 3 and a half chapters, 36 pages, and not quite 9,000 words of filler and fluff from my manuscript on Houses of Cards.  I wrote in and clarified quite a bit of stuff, inserting emotion as needed and generally tightening up the […]

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Observations on the Demographics of Publishing

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So I’ve always read that romance as a genre accounts for 50% of books published in the industry each year.  It’s not a statistic that surprises me, as that comprises a huge portion of what I read.  It has been interesting to look at my fictionpress stats in that light.  Cadence Creek (which I am […]