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I spent the last hour or so on a "blog tour" searching for inspiration for today's post. I didn't find any. For the record, I like blogs. I have three myself -- one for family and friends, one
spiritual, and this one. Each of mine gets added to fairly regularly.
Since I didn't know what to write about here, I thought I'd read some of blogs I've bookmarked and maybe be inspired by a topic there. I went through the writing blogs -- also called "blogs by authors" --
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I have a great amount of respect for authors who can crank out numerous books a year. Lori Armstrong is one of them.
Lori is a mom, a wife, member of the local writers group, and a published author. In TWO genres, even! She has multiple books coming out each year. And she's a damn good writer. I admire the fact that she can do all that, even
though I've seen her a little stressed over multiple deadlines.
But what really makes Lori stand out (in my opinion) is that…Continue
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Am I, or am I not, an author? Am I a writer? This week, I didn't think so.
I got my critique back and it was less than stellar. I didn't expect the reviewer to tell me how wonderful I was -- although that would have been nice -- but there was very little the reviewer claimed
to like. Even in the section of the critique called "Strengths."
Ouch. And it was marked up in red pen. Double ouch. And the
reviewer's handwriting leaves much to be desired so it takes…
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One of the Sisters In Crime lists I'm on spent the past week or so discussing one-word resolutions. There were some great ones: accept, persevere, achieve, finish, push, read. The list goes on.
I didn't post mine because I wasn't sure I could limit myself to one word. But the more I think about it, the more I think my resolution
for 2008 will be to write. To write in this blog (and on my actual web site) once a week. To write in my personal blog and myspace account
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My husband has ringworm.
Ok, not really, but that’s what he’s claiming.
Let me explain.
My husband and I are very different. He’s a country boy and I’m a city
girl. His ideas of necessities include bullets, beef, and beans. My
list is more practical and includes haircuts, oil changes, and trips to
My husband is a “we’ll make it work” kind of guy and I’m a “if I can’t
do it right the first time, what’s the point” kind…
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Madeline L'Engle passed away Sept. 6 at the age of 88. She had been ill and ultimately died in a hospice.
I've never been lucky enough to meet her, but she influenced me in ways she'll never know. "A Wrinkle In Time" was the first fantasy book I
ever read. It opened my eyes to another world — literally and
figuratively. I understood Meg in a way I don't think I'd ever
understood another character. Imagine my delight when I found out
there were MORE books I could…
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Ya know, all the authors I’ve ever spoken to (or heard from) say the same thing. Each and every one of them NEEDS to write. It is some primal urge they have.
Well, I have it, too. I need to write. I like to write. I want to write.
I wish I kept my blog more up-to-date. I have a personal one that I’m only slightly better at keeping up-to-date. Not that it would be difficult to post more than I do here.
What I’d like, though, is to find other paranormal mystery authors —…Continue
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and it is.
You would think that someone who really desires to make her living writing about murders would realize that, wouldn't you? But no. It takes a slap in the face to realize it.
I found out this week that author Susan Smily has an extremely aggressive breast cancer. I met Susan and her writing partner, Honora, at Mayhem and hit it off with both ladies. This is one of those things
that reminds me not to take any day for granted.
Keep Susan and Honora in your…Continue
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