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To Nano or Not to Nano?

So, to NaNo or not to NaNo? Should I sign up jump the track and start writing 500 words a day on a new project? What are other writers doing? Continue reading

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Closing the Arcs: Walking Hand in Hand with My Characters

I am finishing Storm Watch, the third book in the Unfinished Business series. Synchronicities, a theme I touched on last time, abound. It’s been difficult to keep up the momentum, but it’s not writer’s block. Storm Watch is more than half complete. I have lived with these characters for over 10 years. But I have lived with myself for many more, which is probably the reason. Continue reading

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Synchronicities

I’m fascinated with the concept of synchronicity, a term coined by Karl Jung. He postulated that seemingly random coincidences are, in reality, part of the collective unconscious–essentially communication with other realms of being. Albert Einstein was one of his acquaintances, … Continue reading

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Lucky Thirteen

Lucky Thirteen I’ve never found the number 13, or even Friday the 13th to be unlucky. On the other hand, Wednesdays tend to be the typical day of disaster for me, with some notable exceptions like the 9-11 terrorist attacks, … Continue reading

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Incomplete Encounters and Split Personalities

My life is one giant incomplete encounter. There is never enough time to restore order in the house, to spend with my family, or to do my writing or marketing. The house is never really clean; the stages of disarray range from pretty under to control to hopeless. Continue reading

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The Mourning Moon and A Writer’s Journey

On my way home from Thanksgiving dinner, everyone in the car with me was in an L-Tryptophan induced sleep. Even at 6 pm, it was so dark I had to put my bright lights on to negotiate the back roads … Continue reading

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Calling on Carole: Confessions of a Panster

Mike and Liz Keeny are newlyweds, new parents, and the proprietors of the Barrett Inn, an 1875 Victorian on Cape Cod, which just happens to be haunted. By their own ghosts. The Inn had become an annex of Purgatory, putting … Continue reading

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