Writing Life

A Room of My Own

Most of my adult life, I have not had the luxury of a dedicated work space at home. I'd carve out a small corner of my bedroom when I had roommates, and shared both desk and computer with the husband for quite a number of years. Even when I got a laptop, followed by...

Yes, Instant Pot

Last week, I mentioned one of the things I'm doing during this time is learning how to use my Instant Pot. Appropriately enough, the theme for this week Romance Writers Weekly is our favorite dinner recipe. True confession time: my favorite dinner recipe is the menu...

Five Fun Things to Do While Socially Isolating

Did you know there are 548 episodes in the CW’s Arrowverse series? I didn’t — until my husband and I decided we’d watch everything in order while we’re under shelter in place orders. With five different series and multiple crossovers between them, I created a...
Books, Book, Books

Books, Book, Books

The question being asked this week is “Other than the genre you write, what books do you love to read and why?” My reaction is just about everything. Okay, there are a few genres I don’t favor, but from the first moment I could recognize words on the page, I reached...

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Monday Mood

Monday Mood

  Some weeks, that pretty much describes it all. What are you going to get done this week?Now Available Spinster and poor relation Dorothea Hindley is in London for one reason: to help launch her cousin into society, something that would be a great deal easier if...

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Facing February

Facing February

New month, new word. January was about beginnings. For February, I'm determined to capitalize on the momentum I have. This month can be hard; you’re not far enough along to see huge strides forward. You’re also far enough away from the start of the year that the...

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Forward and Beginnings

Forward and Beginnings

Late in 2019, I chose a word for 2020, something to use as a focus. The word was “Forward.” But I also plan to choose a word for each month to refine the focus, because things can and will change. The word for January was “Beginnings” and it proved apt. I released my...

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New Year, New Start

New Year, New Start

Every year, like many folk, I set goals for the coming twelve months. I make resolutions. I draw up lists and plans. I'm going to write all the books! I'm going to lose all the weight! I'm not going to strangle the annoying people in my life as they so richly deserve....

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A New Dawn

A New Dawn

I’m up early, trying to follow one of my New Year’s traditions: putting in some work on my next book. It’s a chance to start as I mean to go on. The only light on is my desk lamp and the monitor screen. The sun is coming up, but there will be peace for a while longer. Even the cats haven’t started to demand food. Yet. That will probably come soon. In the quiet, there is an air of expectation, of something waiting to start with the promise of a new day.

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