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Five Things

1. Total Bliss update: First edits are done, and I spent the weekend re-reading the first two books in the series, Happily Ever After and Yours Truly, to make sure I had my facts straight, my characters consistent, and that…

On Going Slow

I’ve told you before how balancing writing and Life is something I’ve yet to master, and I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s no such thing as balance. It’s a juggling act. It will always be a juggling act. When…

On Hating Writing

I hated writing when I was a kid. And a teen. And a twenty-something. If anyone had asked me back then, I’d have sworn I’d never become a writer. I would have scoffed at the very idea. Not something you…

Starting Something New

If you follow my Jinsey Reese books and are on the mailing list, about a month ago I had to make a really hard decision…and subsequent announcement. Something I really didn’t want to do. But, well, let me back up…

Why Parents are MIA in YA

I’m working on the outline for my next book, figuring out the backstory for my main characters as I create the present-time story, trying to decide what happened to their parents…who are absent. No big surprise there, right? Parents are…

Summer School

I don’t talk about the mechanics of writing much on this blog—I stick to what’s going on in my life and what I find interesting in the world. But I’m REALLY passionate about the writing process, publishing yourself, and (especially)…

A little of this and that

Just popping in to say another big, humongous THANK YOU to everyone who helped with Imaginable‘s cover reveal on Monday. You all are the BEST! Seriously. (Also, I am SO EXCITED that I finally get to start putting it on…

On Craftiness (and Avoiding Revising)

I’ve been feeling so crafty lately—as in making-things-with-my-hands crafty. I’m sure it’s a combination of the cool, autumn air and the mental crafting I’m doing with Imaginable. I have this theory that craft begets craft—that if you’re feeling creative or…