Monthly Archives: April 2011

a new day

I uploaded a photo from my phone’s camera to use as the header to my blog page. This is taken from my balcony. I’ll change it up as the seasons progress. I’ve not written for a couple of days now. … Continue reading

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the royal wedding

Yes, I’m actually going to write about the royal wedding. I’m sitting here at five a.m. watching the coverage on TV. Why, you ask? Well, there is just something about the spectacle of it that gets to me. Seeing so … Continue reading

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sounds of spring

Spring is here! I had to take a pic of this vividly bright green tree outside my window. Soon enough it will be hot enough to run the AC all the time, but today my windows are open to the … Continue reading

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a nothing day

Listening to jazz at the moment, Norah Jones. Her music is so smooth. I’m feeling today like I fell out of the zone–the writing zone. Nothing I write seems quite right. Which makes me think I need to walk away … Continue reading

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29,847

29,847 – That’s how many words I have written thus far in the new book. Comes out to about 100 pages. I am blown away by that number. I’m not sure I’ve had so much verbiage bubble up and out … Continue reading

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in the zone

I’ve been on a roll lately with the new book. It is like it was all just waiting for the right moment and now it’s spilling out of me. There is no better feeling for a writer, I think. It … Continue reading

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the color matters

Once again, it’s the little things that have me pulling my hair out. Hair! Ha. I’m going along, writing away and suddenly a thought pops up: does every new person in this book have dark brown hair? And the writing … Continue reading

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tricky research

Doing research is one of the most enjoyable parts of writing a book. I get to look into all kinds of areas, learn things I never thought of learning before. It’s also seductive and tricky. Research tempts me to spend … Continue reading

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music to write by

Finding the right music to write with takes a while. Now it is true that I have been known to procrastinate and not write in favor of listening to music to find just the right songs. Which can take forever. … Continue reading

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surprising writing

Here is what I know: Every time I decide a course of action for one of my characters in the new book they deviate from it. They have minds of their own. I will put something in the outline, then … Continue reading

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