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Release Date for Thistles!

It’s an introductory novella, so it’s going to essentially give you the rundown on how both Pistils (the flower shop) and P&V, Inc. (the PI company) came to be…it starts with Vivian coming back to Charleston and the girls taking their destinies into their own hands.  Oh, and Gran, of course!

Camp NaNoWriMo! April 2018

All right friends, I’m feeling a bit more lucky this time around!  I was derailed off the regular NaNoWriMo last November by ill health, but Camp NaNo is a bit less intense.  And to say I’m excited about my planned project is an understatement. Working title is Snapdragons, and in the series chronology, it’s a novella that…

NaNoWriMo Tip #7!

Treasure your most valuable tools! Happy Monday everyone, I hope you had a great weekend!  Today’s tip to help you on your path to NaNoWriMo success is one that people unfortunately don’t think of until it’s too late…taking care of the precious tools you’ll be using! The tools I’m talking about today are the ones…

NaNoWriMo Tip #6!

Give yourself permission to break the rules! …especially when those rules aren’t working for you! I know that the people who come out with THE RULES are coming from a good place, they want to help you be the best, most succesful author you can be.  I do sincerely wish, though, that they’d frame it…

NaNoWriMo Tip #5!

Indulge yourself in ONE motivational tool or item! Motivation is one of the biggest parts of NaNoWriMo…writing a novel in a month is HARD!  For that reason, I’m a big advocate of finding new creative ways to motivate yourself.  That’s also a reason why I’ve never tried a boot-camp style of working out…I prefer to…

NaNoWriMo Tip #4!

Join Quora! I know not everyone shares my enthusiasm, but doing research is hands-down one of my favorite things about writing.  I absolutely love learning as many new things as I can about the locations, languages, names, cultures and even geographic areas that come alive in my stories. I’ll never claim to have every detail…

NaNoWriMo Tip #3!

Buddy up! Fitness magazines have advocated having a partner (or partners!) in crime since the invention of the printing press.  The first reason is the most obvious: accountability!  It’s much harder to palm off an excuse about why you can’t work out (or, in our case, write) to a buddy.  If you’re good at coming…