Catching Fireflies

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Tag Archives: planning

Feeling the book blahs…

While my book has been away at the editor’s for a first pass, I have been focusing on my day job and finishing up my certification class. I have the next week off to study for my upcoming certification board exam and work on edits which are due to arrive back to me on Monday. …

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Letting Go vs. Rescheduling Your Dreams

Recently, Gwen Hernandez, a writer and Scrivener guru I follow, posted that she was having to reschedule the release date for her newest novel. She was mere weeks away from the big debut into romantic suspense when she had to put on the brakes. She had done everything right with this novel – had it …

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Writing in Every Nook and Cranny with The Bee

A few years ago, during NaNoWriMo, I had the good fortune to become writing buddies with Bee Halton. Over the years, we have supported each other, talked blogs and books, vented to each other, and most recently held each other accountable for our dreams. Bee agreed to guest post for me during this crazy season …

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The Growing Seasons to a Non-Gardener

There are a few seasons during the year that feel like growing times to me. There is, of course, September and the start of a new school year, a time that makes me itch for school supplies and new classes to attend. There is also the dead of winter, when I grow tired of the …

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What It Feels Like When It Starts to Feel Real

As many of you know, I have been learning a lot about self-publishing over the last year or so, but have really started to pick up my pace the last few months. It seems like every spare moment has been given to research and taking copious notes and pulling my hair out. In the last …

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5X5 The Ultimate Cure for Blogger’s Block

Blogger’s Block, for those of you who do not know, is a dangerous illness that strikes down many bloggers in their prime. 🙂 At a loss for a continuous flow of new material and ideas, many bloggers allow themselves to fall prey to this debilitating disorder and let their blogs languish. Symptoms may include but are …

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To Pants or Not to Pants?

If you have never attempted National Novel Writing Month, you may not know that “pantsing” is actually a verb, as in to write by the seat of your pants as opposed to planning out every aspect of your story. In a recent blogpost on the NaNoWriMo blog at the Office of Letters and Light, poster …

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Uh Oh, NaNo!

I was cruising along on the WordPress reader today and many posts about NaNo planning scrolled past.  Normally, I would be hard-pressed to pull myself away from the posts of my fellow bloggers as I tend to wallow in anything about writing I can find.  But today, I had to stop reading. For those who …

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