Category Archives: Nanobytes From Nancy!

Life Change Sometimes Means Goodbye

Back in August of last year I posted a blog about contemplating retirement. Bottom line … I wasn’t ready. How quickly things can change. This will be my last blog column as part of the Soul Mate Publishing blog/writing team. No … Continue reading

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Closing in on the Holidays

One week! The older I get, the faster the year passes and the faster the winter holidays arrive. No matter which winter holiday you celebrate, there are certain expectations for the festivities. Whether your expectations are built on gift giving, … Continue reading

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Contemplating Retirement ~ Is Thirty Years Long Enough?

I began writing at forty. Why not? My two sons were semi-self-sufficient, my out-of-the-house job was fairly routine and didn’t tax my brain, and my husband had his sports. I contemplated what I should write. Cookbooks? (I did, and still … Continue reading

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Writing the Book of Your Heart

One of the questions authors get asked quite often is: Which of all the books you’ve written is your favorite? Continue reading

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Two Weeks In … The Promise of a New Year

Well here we are. Two weeks into a new year and what have we accomplished? Or, more importantly, which of our many new year’s resolutions are still alive and well? I quite honestly didn’t make any “personal” resolutions (e.g., lose … Continue reading

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Too Much Work … Not Enough Holiday Time

I know, I know, everyone’s thinking holiday blogs, holiday blogs. I’m not quite there yet. I would be but I still have work to do that takes precedence over the pre-Christmas tidy, or decorating, or wrapping presents. Just a side-note, … Continue reading

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Finding Your Writing Groove

With the beginning of fall and everyone returning to a more normal schedule, you’d think there would be more time to write. Not necessarily so when you consider school prep, after-school activities, errands that still require running. And, for the … Continue reading

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The Author on Vacation

Sorry for the delay in getting this online but I just returned from a ten-day family vacation late last night and was too pooped to even turn on the computer. During my travels (by car) with family, I did realize … Continue reading

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The Joys of Research

One of my very first columns for the Soul Mate authors blog was called, Out of the Shoebox and Into a Book. In it I chronicled some of the unusual and fun things I’d found hidden away in my mother’s closet … Continue reading

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A Dark Day for Romance

I don’t usually re-post blog columns I’ve posted elsewhere, but I felt this issue needed re-stating. When I first began writing romance in the early 1990s my first thought was … writing is a fairly solitaire existence. Then, I discovered … Continue reading

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