Jul 17

July 17, 2014

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Waterdreamer

People may love it. People may hate it. They may fall somewhere in between. It doesn’t matter. I wrote another book. This is the point where I pat myself on the back. I’ve posted this before, but this is the final high resolution cover for Waterdreamer. Final stats: 99,880 words. 287 pages. 25 chapters. If you’d like a sneak peek, you can read an excerpt here.  And that blurb, GAH! Working on it. Now, the waiting begins. Waiting to get…

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Jul 9

July 9, 2014

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Covers and Turkey Sandwiches

   Waterdreamer. 96, 515 words. 280 pages. 24 chapters. Shiny new cover. Yay! Throws confetti. Drinks a bottle of wine. Cover. I really struggled with this, because I wanted a girl on the cover. Didn’t work out. My fault. I have a clear picture in my head of how my characters look, in this case Caris, and wasn’t happy with any of the images. So, we have an object as the focal, and I like it. It’s relevant to the plot,…

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Jun 11

June 11, 2014

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That Feeling

That feeling you get when you walk into the house for the first time after the cleaning ladies have cleaned, and everything smells so fresh and… clean. That feeling you get when a character finally decides to open up and tell you what he really wants. That feeling you get when you sit down to a plate of tater tots. That feeling you get when you’ve completed the fourth and final round of this: 500m row 20 shoulder to overhead…

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Jun 5

June 5, 2014

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Now What?

86, 899 words 25 chapters 388 printed pages It’s done. Waterdreamer, Book 2 in The Emerald Series, is done. I offer this picture as proof.   But done doesn’t always mean done. It means the story is there. It means the scenes are all in place. It means the characters have done their thing and got me to the point where I could type, The End. That doesn’t mean it’s ready for anyone to read  just yet. One person has read…

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May 28

May 28, 2014

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The Shower Theory

  Location: Hotel in Atlanta on the morning of day 2 of the Shaky Knees Music Festival, 2013. The players: Me, daughter 1, daughter 2 (hubby is probably in the lobby drinking coffee, scrolling through his iPad) The conflict goes something like this: Daughter 2: “I can’t decide if I should take a shower or not.” Me: “I’m taking one.” Daughter 1: “You took one last night and it’s a festival. You’re supposed to be a little grungy. You’re gonna…

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