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    Parched Series Book Release Mailing List!

    By popular demand, I finally started a mailing list for those who want to know when the next book in Parched series is released. After all… We still have books 5, 6 and yes 7, to go! So sign-up for the list and you’ll know when the next book is released on the day that it’s released! Oh, and you’ll find the link to the sign-up form at the top, right-hand side of the homepage of this blog!

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    The Gift of Experience In Writing

    So right now I’m reading Misty Black book one again to get reacquainted with the story. My goal was to get a feel for the writing style I used, which was third person omniscient/past tense. (She sighs BIG) Okay…. So at the moment I’m at page 51 and I’ve noticed something, four books later (well 5 books later really), which lands me to today, I’m just a better writer of prose. I started Misty Black as a screenwriter. See, I started out in prose in 1999 and then in 2004, I branched off into screenwriting to fix the problem I had with plotting.  I started screenwriting believing the art of…

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    Splat… Goes “The Great American Novel”

    Someone asked me recently am I going to stick with writing paranormal romance. My answer was, no. Why????? Because like all writers I had this idea that I have a great, self-defining, tell on our society novel to write. Sighhh… However, the truth is– In my soul. In my heart. I don’t. See here’s the thing about the idea of “The Great American Novel”… I think it’s a fallacy.  Not a complete fallacy but how it’s categorized is a fallacy. Getting at this in a different way– the thing is, it’s American to work hard. It’s Puritan to not give into your pleasures. Remain practical, use your brain, denounce sensuality.…

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    SAVED… by the Schedule

    Because I spent all of last month discombobulated. I sat at my computer literally ALL DAY long for the purpose of writing but writing less than a thousand words  a day. Yikes! What a major WASTE of time. I mean, sure, I got hit by this business a couple of times… It’s a doggy, dog existence of publishing when you choose to operate out from under the arm of a publisher… And I fell prey to that mere existence but never fear, I’m a formidable foe… Still, I never knew what to do during the day between waiting for the editors to finish my books, figuring out new cover concepts…

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    Writing At A New Scale…

    Most people won’t find this post interesting… So really you can skip the read 🙂 But I’m up writing tonight–book four of Parched. Yes, it’s taken hold of me and I decided not to go the other route. You know, take the detective road for Glo. It didn’t work for this story. Plus, detectives aren’t my thing. I grew up watching sci-fi’s and fantasies and alternate universes. My brother created these futuristic games. One took place in space and the other in a desert. Norseman was the desert one…. Sigh…. He was good at it. Like, I’d be a character on this journey he took me on and he created…