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It’s Been a While…

This month I am celebrating two years since beginning my journey as a writer (even as I write this it’s making me tear up a bit). I can hardly believe it’s been two years since the idea for Remaining Aileen was birthed, her first words...

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Whirlwinds and Muses

It’s December, how did that happen? My house looks like Santa barfed the North Pole everywhere, the air is crisp and cold, and there is a constant fire burning in my wood stove (no that's not an innuendo). We’ve had our first winter snow storm...

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Carabiners and Expectations

My apologies for not posting last weekend, but I have been stuck at the base of a mountain so to speak and I finally made it to the summit! There are still many valleys and peaks to go but I’m proud of this one so...

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Gaps in Story (Not Thighs)

In last weeks post, “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”, I was expecting the man to complement my family since that’s what people normally do when they stop me. When he insulted us instead by asking if we could afford our children, a rift...

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

In a small town, nestled comfortably in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, the Lindsey family settles down to a table at their favorite pizza parlor. Smells of melting cheese, pepperoni and freshly baked dough float amidst the carefree atmosphere of a calm Sunday afternoon....

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How to Swallow an Elephant

I’m going to let you in on a little secret of mine. Ready? Here it goes, I am not an organized person. I’m a feel my way through life, see how the day goes, if there is a spot on the shelf something gets placed...

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Get to the Point (of View)

When I started writing my novel I blindly spewed out a scene from my head on to my brand new laptop. I'll be honest with you, it sucks, it's something I will probably never let anyone besides my husband see.  Even though my writing on...

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When Things Get Messy

This past week was messy. I’m talking icky stomach bug, everyone throwing up everywhere, messy. If that weren't enough, our leach field failed, meaning I couldn't use my washing machine. To top it off, our hot water went out (Because apparently you have to check...

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Name Fit For… A Novel

If you follow me on twitter you may have seen or responded to my many laments and questions regarding titles. Thank you for all the input and advice, it has greatly helped shape my decision. The final choices were, Dying to be 30 and Remaining...

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Toothpicks and Boulders

Ten thousand words down, seventy thousand more to go. I can’t help but get overwhelmed by the mountain of writing ahead. An enormous boulder stands before me as I chisel away at it, slowly shaping my story with a toothpick. As daunting as this task...

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