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14 Memes only writers can relate to

September 25, 2016
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This was too funny NOT to share!

Christian Meneses

1. When people get hyped at NANOWRIMO

2. What you hear 90% of the times you say you are working on a novel

3. And you try to explain how hard writing a novel actually is

4. But then there’s always that person that says he/she is a writer but in reality just write at Wattpad

5. When that same person sends you his/her work for feedback

6. And you realize originality is not what big publishers are looking for

7. When you try to understand what successful authors do

8. And you understand that the reason why those book sell is because people mainly read to have conversation topics

9. And everyone is into the same book at the same time

10. But of course you need to stay off sacred topics

11. And then you go home because you felt the urge to work but…

12. And you…

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Pounding the Keys

September 17, 2016

I am going to be taking a hiatus from blogging until I finish the first draft of my science fiction WIP. I have two chapters to go and I REALLY want to make that my first priority.

Happy Writing!

Interview with Author Tracee Ford

August 19, 2016

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Today, I’d like to introduce you to Tracee Ford. What? You haven’t heard of her yet? Ok then. How about a little of her background to catch you up. (Taken from her blog):

“Tracee Ford, better known as “The Smart Mouth Writer,” has been telling stories her whole life. She is an award-winning novelist and the founder of Ozwind Publishing, LLC.

Tracee’s first novel, The Fine Line, won a Five Star Reader’s Favorite Award in 2013 and her second book, Idolum, is also the winner of a Reader’s Favorite Award and was nominated by the Paranormal Romance Guild for Best Romantic Suspense novel of 2013, winning second place. Her third novel, Through Glass Darkly, won first place for Best Paranormal Romance (General) of 2015 and the Between Worlds Series won second place for Best Paranormal Romance of 2015.

Tracee has walked many paths in her life as a playwright, director, and a puppeteer. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and Psychology which she earned from Shawnee State University. Currently, she is an instructor for the SSU Department of English & Humanities as well as the Department of Social Sciences. She also has a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from the University of North Dakota.

Tracee’s interest in the paranormal and her life experience has given her keen insight into the shadows that haunt our society, making her a brilliant author of suspense, but she is excited to expand her writing by exploring other genres. Tracee Ford is ready to take your hand and lead you on fantastic and thrilling new adventures.”

Now that we know a little more about our new friend, how about a couple of questions:

1. Is there a story in you that you are having a hard time getting out?
YES! I actually have 4 books that are partially written. 

If so, what do you think is keeping you from writing it?
Time, or lack thereof, is and always will be my enemy.

Read more…

I’m So Excited! #Amwriting Again!

August 12, 2016

writers denThis may sound horrible, but I cannot even express the amount of joy I have for the start of school next week. I love my little guy dearly, but I need a break. It’s very difficult to write or take an online class with my lovely editor while he’s sitting on my lap. We’ve been having almost daily thunderstorms and he gets very clingy with all the noise. I can’t say that I blame him. So, I just hold him and try to keep him calm until they pass.

“This too, shall pass.”

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August 5, 2016

beach fire
Yeah, yeah. I know. I’ve been MIA for a bit longer than I had anticipated. I could fill this space with all kinds of excuses like:

  • We moved…twice. (And I’m still unpacking and looking for crap I KNOW I own but can’t find)
  • School ended.
  • Summer school started.
  • Summer school ended and now I have a bored 9 year old demanding my attention 24/7 while the husband is working out of town until the velociraptors come home.
  • An important doctor’s appointment for the child that required driving across the state. We had to do MORE blood work and now we’re waiting for the results as well as an appointment with the state’s ONLY pediatric geneticist. (This is the one that’s been stressing me out the most).
  • The sun has been shining and there’s NO snow on the ground, so I’d prefer to be out soaking up Vitamin Sunshine instead of working on my pale & pastie complexion in front of a keyboard. Especially if it involves a beach and a fire-pit.

See what I did there? I filled up blank space with excuses. OK, you have every right to throw a shoe at me for that. Now I’m trying desperately to get myself back into the writing schedule I was finally happy with. And I’d like to start with an author interview. Read more…

Series, Serials, Sequels and Spin-Offs – A Guest Post by Sandra Haven

July 27, 2016

I apologize for my unexpected hiatus (long story for another day). If it weren’t for my beloved editor, Sandra, I’d probably still be sitting around playing video games on my phone. She contacted me about some exciting stuff. But, instead of me telling you about it, I have a guest post from the lady herself. It was the kick in the behind that I needed to get back in front of the keyboard. She’s good at that! If you find yourself needing a nudge in the right direction or someone to help guide you along with your writing, check this out:


Do you know the difference between a series, serials, sequels and spin-offs? Often people (including writers) don’t, it seems.

Does it matter? Read more…

5 Questions with Author Shaunta Grimes

February 26, 2016

This week, I’m trying out something new. I meet a LOT of new writers. I also meet almost as many authors that have been around the block a few times. I thought it would be fun to interview writers in all stages of their writing career. Because you can learn something from each and every one of them.

I can’t remember exactly where I crossed paths with Shaunta Grimes, but we instantly hit it off. The more we talked, the more we realized we had a number of personal things in common. Including loving someone with autism. And, of course, writing. We spent a whole evening PMing each other, giddy as school girls talking about writing and her plans for the future. Read more…

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