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I Wrote A 50,000 Word Novel In 21 Days

I wrote a 50,000 word novel in 21 days. Do you know how crazy that is? This past Saturday, November 25th, I wrote¬† 6,715 words to complete my NaNoWriMo 2017 novel. If you count all the days I actually wrote, … Continue reading

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New Blog: Mountain Girl Speaks

So after several months in development and a couple years of thinking about it, I’ve decided to launch a new blog/website on this first day of fall. I’ve long since thought I’ve needed a place where I can talk about … Continue reading

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Writing Is like Growing Onions: Making Mistakes

I’ve made a lot of mistakes lately and have had some epic failures. One particular project took me two months before I finally just gave up and threw in the towel. I’ve also had a lot of discouragement. That’s nothing … Continue reading

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Patience: In It For The Long Haul

I recently read a post on Writer Unboxed by Tracy Hahn-Burkett called “Patience over the Long, Long Haul.” I felt it was directed at me. It talks about writing especially when things are just taking foreeeveeeerrrrrr. It was really nice … Continue reading

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A Window Into My Life: What Inspires You To Write?

Here’s a window into my life right now. Beautiful, clear blue sky. Greenery everywhere to rival the hills of Ireland. Warm sun enveloping you with a feeling of love. Children racing to get ready for the day so they can … Continue reading

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