Monthly Archives: November 2015

Homesick over the holidays . . . not for a place, but for a *feeling*

I HAVE BEEN *finished* with this book for I don’t know how long now, but can’t seem to get my sticky fingers off of it–so I’m officially calling it “done” and moving forward. I promise . . . I don’t … Continue reading

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Thankful for soul mates, who come in all sizes, shapes and species

I WROTE A MacKinnon Christmas for those of us who’s bright-shiny, happy holidays are tempered by the sight of the empty chair at the table, the memory of the loved one missing by the fire–for those of us who spend the holidays … Continue reading

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Yes. My cat is trying to kill me: The Cat Revolution has begun

EVERY SINGLE ANIMAL I am responsible for (and at least two that I have nothing to do with) went into Revolution Mode yesterday. I was all set to finish up A MacKinnon Christmas. All that is left to do is … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Writing Survival Kit: Writing like your hair’s on fire…

WE’RE HEADED INTO the homestretch of NaNoWriMo, and *Boom* there it is: Thanksgiving, Black Friday-and-or-*gasp*Thanksgiving Day Shopping (which I am boycotting stores again this year–for a list of stores *and yay for y’all!* who will be closed on Family Day … Continue reading

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Stop calling the bomb-planning sociopath a *Mastermind*

STOP CALLING THE Paris bomb sociopath a *Mastermind*. Let’s call the Belgian national, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, what he is. A *Murderer*. Masterminds are cartoon villains who are smart and have huge giant heads to house their huge giant brains, and their main intent is … Continue reading

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Your book’s done. Now what? In praise of the Pulpwood Queen

IT SEEMS LIKE a long time ago that I met Kathy Murphy. I’d written my first novel, SCOOP. On a whim, I entered it in the Writers’ League of Texas Novel Contest, got talked into attending the awards ceremony. And … Continue reading

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Oh Sookie: Novel advice on getting over yourself

ARGH. I FELL into the whole hole of re-writing yesterday afternoon. After a *boom* kinda morning of writing like my hair was on fire, I went back to something I wrote a coupla days ago and spent the entire afternoon plagued … Continue reading

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