Getting Here is Half the Battle

It's the most daunting seat in the house--not surprisingly, since none of the other chairs here are particularly bothersome. It's not the way it looks, or even the way it feels that makes it difficult. It's where it sits. Its choice of company.; It's the chair pulled up in front of my computer screen and … Continue reading Getting Here is Half the Battle

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Room for the Struggle

It's been a while since I posted here on my blog. I sort of let everything slide last year, and though my reasons seemed valid at the time (don't they always?} I'm finding that getting back into the habit of being productive every day is a challenge. I spent the first couple of months with … Continue reading Room for the Struggle

Deep in the Well

Depression is an insidious disease, a formidable foe, and a pain in the ... neck. I was diagnosed with it years ago, sought help, took medication, and gradually got better. I felt so much better, in fact, that eventually I stopped taking the medication. A few years later, I found myself fighting debilitating fatigue, a … Continue reading Deep in the Well

Five Minutes of Silence, That’s All I Ask

Dear Neighbors and nearby businesses. Also, emergency vehicles, traffic in general, birds and other wildlife, and neighborhood pets: I know this seems like a lot to ask, but if you could hold it down a bit, I'd really appreciate it. , You see, I got a new puppy for Christmas, and then promptly had to leave … Continue reading Five Minutes of Silence, That’s All I Ask

What I Would Do If I Couldn’t Write — #MFRWauthor Week 4

Welcome to Week#4 of the Marketing for Romance Writers blog challenge for 2018. This week's prompt is: What I Would Do if I Couldn't Be a Writer. Before I get started, maybe I should explain my blog post title from last week since apparently I confused a lot of people. And here I was thinking … Continue reading What I Would Do If I Couldn’t Write — #MFRWauthor Week 4

Ugh! Algebra! — #MFRWauthor Week 3

Welcome to week 3 of the 2018 Marketing for Romance Writers 52-week blog challenge. This week's prompts is: How much of myself is in my writing? Before I get started with this week's blog post, can I just say that I'm struggling here? My daughter and granddaughters came to visit for Christmas, and then I … Continue reading Ugh! Algebra! — #MFRWauthor Week 3

It’s My Favorite – #MFRWauthor Week 1

Happy New Year and welcome to a whole new blogging challenge. We had so much fun participating in the Marketing for Romance Writers 52-Week Blogging Challenge in 2017, a bunch of us wanted to keep going. So here we are at the start of a brand-new year. This week's prompt: Favorite Thing I've Written -- … Continue reading It’s My Favorite – #MFRWauthor Week 1

If You Want My Advice… — #MFRWauthor

Hello and Happy Friday! It's ween 51 of the Marketing for Romance Writers 52-week blog challenge, and this week's prompt is Advice to New Authors. Well, okay, but remember, you asked for it. The advice I'd give new authors today is vastly different from the advice I would have given twenty years ago. Back then, … Continue reading If You Want My Advice… — #MFRWauthor

Behind the Scenes of “The Cakes of Monte Cristo”

This morning I realized that it's been a little while since I took readers behind the scenes of one of my books, so I clicked right over to the random number generator and up popped #21, which just happened to be assigned to The Cakes of Monte Cristo. This random selection made me happy because … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of “The Cakes of Monte Cristo”

Where I Do What I Do — #MFRWauthor

Happy Friday, everyone! Welcome to week 47 of the Marketing for Romance Writers 52-week blog challenge. This week's prompt is My Writing Space.  I'd love to share picture of my lovely office and tell you that's where I spend my days, but that wouldn't be entirely true. Oh, I do have an office, and I do spend … Continue reading Where I Do What I Do — #MFRWauthor