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travels, interviews, and illness

I have been playing around with some short story writing since I finished the editing on the second Gaiaverse book. It is fun but challenging to try and write only 10,000 words or less. I spent a week in Texas … 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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the gaiaverse

I received a lovely review of my book, Gaia Dreams, the other day from Peg Robarchek. You can see it at amazon In her review she writes, By the end of the book, I wanted to live in the world … Continue reading

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cliff jumping

I feel like I jumped off a cliff tonight in my writing. I found myself at a point in the story where I could take the easy route, do what seemed normal and safe–or, I could take a risk. I … Continue reading

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circles

Interlocking circles. A picture of life. Everything is connected, patterns within patterns, down to the tiniest element. I had a dream the other night that featured me wearing a top I wore in high school. That was a long time … Continue reading

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words in the sun

Here’s the dichotomy many writers suffer from. Self-doubt vs. Arrogance. In order to write, to put down words into sentences that will go into a poem, short story, novel–even a blog post–there has to be an element of arrogance in … Continue reading

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futuristic thinking

Today I crossed over the 27K word count in the new book, the third in the Gaiaverse series. The book finally seems to be settling down and not making me so crazy. It feels like I’m on the right track. … Continue reading

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