This afternoon, some friends and I were talking about how we were constantly playing catch up.  That no matter how much work we do, it’s never enough.  We’re like the hedgehog Tattoo had a kid.  The creature used to run on its wheel all night long without ever gaining any ground.  That’s what we’re doing. […]

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Turns out my time in the deadline cave was a lot longer than I planned.  Apparently trying to write a novel around a funeral and a wedding is not very productive.  Who knew?  Fortunately, I have both a very understanding editor and an understanding husband because I have been a writing fiend this month.  For […]

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Wedding Fever It’s T-4 days until my son’s wedding. He’s marrying a lovely young woman and everyone is thrilled.  Everyone is also going a bit insane with last minute details. Yours truly is in charge of writing the actual ceremony while Capt. Pete is performing the ceremony along with the bride’s grandfather. Needless to say, […]

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My mom passed away last week after a long battle with dementia. As I sat by her bed and held her hand, I was filled with an overwhelming sadness. Sad, not just because she was dying  but for the life she could have lived.  See, my mom adored my father. They were soulmates. When he […]

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Next week, I’m heading west to attend the Romance Writers of America National Conference in Denver, Colorado.  This year’s theme is Rethink, Revitalize, Renew – particularly appropriate as I start my reset this month.  I’m looking forward to spending time with my writing tribe, drinking margaritas, talking about the state of the industry, drinking margaritas, […]

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This week marks the second half of 2018, so I’m hitting the reset button.  I know — I’ve said that before — but this time I really mean it. Largely because the first half of 2018 sucked. If I want the second half of the year to be better, I need to do some serious […]

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