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Blogging Hiatus & February #Wisdom

Hi readers, I have good news and bad news. Oh, you want the bad news first? Sure, I’d like to get it out of the way too. So, bad news: I’m taking a hiatus from blogging. I don’t have a specific endpoint yet, but I think I’ll be posting regularly again in 2-3 months. Why, you ask? I have a few reasons. First, it’s time for a change. Since August 2011, I’ve written over... read more

What’s Making Me Happy In January

Welcome to the next installment of “What’s Making Me Happy,” a monthly series about the things that are brightening my life! And boy, does it need brightening this month. I need pepping up every time I turn on the news or look at social media. I couldn’t live without my… Himalayan Salt Lamp   I recently moved this lamp from the living room to the bedroom. In the living... read more

Five Ways To Study Characters

I spent the past two weeks getting reacquainted with the characters for my second historical novel, BLIZZARD (still a working title). After writing the first draft over the summer, I took a break from the book to let things marinate. I’ve decided that much will be changed in the second draft. Most of the characters will retain vestiges of their former selves, but some will be changed drastically,... read more

The Word of 2017

It’s time to reveal my word for 2017! It’s…. ENGAGE.     I choose a word every year. Last year’s was Brave. It served me well; I accomplished a lot this year, and whenever I balked at the fear of what would happen if I moved forward, I used Brave to remind myself to conquer that fear. It helped that I had the perfect talisman for Brave in my pocket at all times: my... read more

What’s Making Me Happy In December (Christmas Edition)

Today I’m linking up with my friend Sara Letourneau for this installment in the “What’s Making Me Happy” series. Hop on over to her list when you’re done reading here! This month, I’m going with a Christmas theme. I’m loving… our new Advent calendar. I bought this one from an Etsy shop just before Thanksgiving. I loved the idea of a countdown to Christmas,... read more

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