We talk a lot about quality in the writing world.  That is, we talk about putting out quality books.   Seth Godin, the marketing guru, has gone on record saying that “If you can reliably, and without drama, deliver precisely what you have promised, this is quality.” (Thinking Clearly about Quality: Seth’s Bog 6/2017) If that’s […]

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  This is my to-do list for the next four months, minus my day job schedule or holiday prep.   Color-coded because I want to keep the projects organized. You’ll notice that September doesn’t look that bad.  Until you realize that one of those items is Write a Book.  Then the month starts to look […]

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Plus a Preview of One Night in Provence Happy Hump Day!  I’ve finally recovered from the RWA Conference in New York City.  What a week! For those of you who aren’t familiar, every year the Romance Writers of America hosts an annual meeting for its members.  Over 2000 of us gather to attend workshops, connect […]

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“Fifty years ago, Peyton Place helped create the contemporary notion of “buzz,” indicted 1950s morality, and recast the concept of the soap opera, all in one big, purple-prosed book. It would spawn a sequel, a smash film nominated for nine Academy Awards, and television’s first prime-time serial. A week before it hit bookstores, on September […]

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This is the white board in the office I share with the Captain outlining my to-do list for the summer. I’m behind. I had such plans for the year. If you read my last blog, you know my ambition has returned post empty nest. 2017 was going to be the year I took control of […]

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Is Anybody Out There? I’ve been asking myself that question for a few weeks now. Since September, I’ve been showing up here every Wednesday and sharing whatever is on my mind. But why? It used to be blogging was a great way to connect with people.  Readers, we writers were told, want to learn more […]

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