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A recent exchange with one of my readers brought up the challenges of the full time writer, aside from no consistent, secure income. I’ve read the advice of other author’s….a set amount of time every day. I set that goal. …

I thought publishing my novel was scary. Putting my work out there for anyone to read….whew, inspired nail biting anxiety. No matter how many people tell me they love the book, they couldn’t stop reading and demand to know when …

I dream frequently. Vivid, crazy dreams. It is common for me to wake up mid dream to jot it down or frantically open my phone sticky note to type the idea so I don’t lose it. I did this Tuesday …

The sequel to The Esau Emergence is coming along. I’m struggling with it. It’s no secret that this story wasn’t compete in concept until the book cover for Emergence was finished. There’s a story; I just find it more craftwork …

I’m putting my new book out there. I’ve given copies to wonderful people who’ve supported me along the way. I’ve given copies to folks I met on the road (if they would send me their snail mail). I’m giving copies …

Amazon likes to send those annoying reminders to review products you’ve purchased.  I’m guilty of doing it for one out of five products. I always answer a request for a review….I didn’t know you could request a review until recently. …

There are days when you find an answer to a question you didn’t know you asked. Yesterday, an acquaintance of mine asked me if I missed teaching. I promptly and easily said no. In fact, I think my answer sounded …

It’s been hot in Colorado. Not Phoenix hot, but typical Colorado August with additional mugginess. It makes for one cranky writer. I’m balancing edits on the proof copy of the paperback version of The Esau Emergence, working on the second book …

As a writer of both fiction and creative non-fiction, this concept is a tricky one. I’ve certainly included character traits of folks I know in my fiction. I’ve even made someone I know a murderer. I joke about my collection …

Yesterday, I was having doubts about writing. Not that I couldn’t write, not that I wasn’t walking my path, but struggling with the work of writing. It is work. Today, with characters shouting in my head, “Write this!” I put …

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