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Beauty and the Bees

It seemed to take such a long time for warmer weather to arrive in the Northeastern United States. Though 2021 has been much less tumultuous than 2020, emerging from the cocoon that I’d buried myself in has not been easy. … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

If there was ever a year to test one’s resilience 2020 is it. Last winter, my seasonal affective disorder was particularly recalcitrant, compounded by a large number of patients during late January and February with what I termed a “really … Continue reading

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Withdrawal, But Not Retreat

It’s been a long writing journey that I’ve chronicled here over the last year or so. Its been almost fifteen years since I started creative writing in earnest. During that time a lot has changed in the world, in my … Continue reading

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Beating Writers Block Part Three: Take a Class

I’ve made progress on my latest WIP, a Contemporary Western Romance. But it’s not the kind I have been able to make in the past. The novel is plotted and outlined, at least as much as a panster can plot … Continue reading

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The End and A New Beginning

For me 2018 has seen the end of several things. My faithful “Bronx Buggy,” a 2004 Honda CRV died. It’s been ferrying me back and forth to work during a dramatic changes in my career–a new position in a new … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block or Creative Hibernation? Part Two: Get Out of the House

I heard multi published, veteran writers talk about rejection and getting back into the saddle by writing something else. Anything. I teared up, but big girls don’t cry. They fight back. Continue reading

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Do Writers Ever Take a Vacation?

I just wrapped up the in person events on my annual Novel Fun in the Summer Sun book tour, and am looking forward to enjoying time on Cape Cod with my family. But I haven’t had a real vacation for … Continue reading

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Saluting Veterans

I’m taking time from editing Storm Watch, which is due out June 28, to wish everyone a thoughtful, reflective Memorial Day. I will be spending it with family and friends, hosting a barbeque in honor of my son’s birthday and … Continue reading

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Maturing Your Darlings

I’m deep into final edits on Storm Watch.   Yes! The third book in the Unfinished Business series is scheduled for release on June 28. Right in time for beach season and my annual Novel Fun in the Summer Sun … Continue reading

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It’s Hard to Say Goodbye: To My Characters

The melancholy returned as I went about my business and realized that there is a part of me in every single one of them–and that there are pieces of the challenges I face in each of their’s. Continue reading

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