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big thoughts

As I sit around waiting to get well, I find myself pondering issues from the Gaiaverse books…what I call the ‘big thoughts.’ Lately I’ve been focused on thinking about how much do people actually change? What makes them change behaviors? … Continue reading

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details, details, details

When the story is truly big, it’s the details that matter. I’ve had to remember this in the second, and now third, book of the Gaiaverse series. The second book starts right after the end of the world as we … Continue reading

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book two soon out there

I got the word from the publisher that the second book in the Gaiaverse will be published! I’m thrilled that it will be coming out. When I started writing it I called it a sequel, but now I have a … Continue reading

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partaking of the forbidden fruit

Fruit of the forbidden tree. The fruits of our labor. I was looking at these peaches today and it occurred to me that I’ve been partaking of the forbidden fruit of thinking for the past ten days. (Yes, I know … Continue reading

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when good books go bad

We’ve probably all had the feeling–reading along in a book, engrossed in the beginning of the story…and then it happens. We start to lose interest, we find we can no longer suspend disbelief, and we become so fed up with … Continue reading

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location, location, location

I’ve just finished writing an entire scene and I stop to re-read it. As I read, I become more and more puzzled. Why? Because there is no location! I have this great conversation taking place between three characters and I … Continue reading

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patterns within chaos

Look at the photo to the left. This is my brain while writing lately. Not the smooth, even flow of creation but the random chaos that is me trying to work out the story ideas. But is it really chaos? … Continue reading

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what a ride

163,208 words. 3.5 months. My second book, the sequel to Gaia Dreams is finished. Time to celebrate!! Woohoo!!! Okay, now that’s done–time to edit! Woo–what? That’s right. Typing ‘the end’ signifies the fun has ended and the work begins. The … Continue reading

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when characters become real

Tonight I cried over the death of a fictional character. No, I wasn’t reading a book. It was a character from my own imagination, in my own writing. I won’t say who it was or even what story it was … Continue reading

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