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Question Wednesday: Room to Write

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is:

What is your favorite room to write in?

I really only write in one room and it’s my office. It has a gorgeous view of our mountain and is comfortable and private with no distractions.

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This is it here.… [Read more...]

Awesomely Strong Heroines

I know I ask for them, but in truth I rarely read reviews. Reviews, at least in my mind, are really meant for readers, to help each other make decisions. I want them because it helps with my Amazon ranking and Goodreads visibility (and because it helps other readers make a decision if they’ve never read me before), but as an author reviews can only give you a swelled head or a broken heart.

However, I do sometimes see, either accidentally or when they’re directed at me personally, comments people make about my stories and one of my favorites to read is that I write strong, unique heroines.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: Journaling

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is:

Do you journal?

I do not. Kind of? I don’t have a journal I write in every day, but last year I did start journaling about a life situation I faced. But it isn’t a regular thing.

And sometimes people talk about journaling in terms of writing.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: If You Could Do It All Again…

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is:

If you could do it all again, would you change anything in your career?

It’s an interesting question. I think we all look back with our 20-20 hindsight and think about what we could have done differently, but in the end, I fear if I changed anything I wouldn’t have come to where I am now.… [Read more...]

The Big Year #1 in Review

Here we are at the end of another year. But this wasn’t just a normal year for me. I have been calling this my “big year” because I decided to kick everything about building my career into high gear. So did I succeed? Was this truly a “big year”. Well, yes!

First, I had writing goals. This year I wrote 5 books and I published 6 (5 with a publisher, one self-published). Everything I wanted to see written and out there got done and I feel so happy and proud of those accomplishments.… [Read more...]

Happy Holidays!

 I wanted to take a moment today and wish you all a very happy holiday! My parents arrived last night, I will be heading out to pick up my brother at the airport later this morning. My family and I will be together for the first time since 2001. After a very difficult, very emotional, very painful year personally, my husband and I are so excited to spend the holidays with them. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: From the Heart

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is:

How do you feel when you’re writing?

I love this question because I’m not sure anyone has ever asked me that before. Writing is like… flying. I feel so completely and utterly free when I’m doing it. My brain is a pretty busy place.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: Just for Fun

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is:

What do you do for fun?

Oh, fun. I remember fun.

No, I kid. I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had a ton of time for fun but I do try to have it when I can.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: Creativity

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is:

Are you creative in other ways?

Yes? I say it with a question mark because it’s kind of true. I think most people are creative. Obviously I put most of my creative energy into writing, which means I don’t have a lot left over for anything else.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: My Furr Babies

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a  question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is from Michelle Clark Waddoups:

Do you have any animals?

I do! We have two cats, Harley and Quinn. We got Harley in 2001 from the Bellevue Animal Shelter in Washington State.  She’s a mama’s girl who likes to sit with me wherever I am.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: Halloween

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is in honor of the upcoming holiday:

Are you a Halloween person? What was your favorite Halloween costume? Would you ever go dressed as one of your characters?

I would say I really like the concept of Halloween, but I’m not really a Halloween person as an adult.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: Influential Books

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is from a bunch of people :

What books have influenced you?

The answer to this probably depends on the moment and what kind of influence I’m thinking of at the moment. I also have some really influential/favorite movies that would also be hard to whittle down.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: My awesome support system

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is from Lise-Marie Foxx and Heather Boyd:

Who is the biggest supporter of your writing? What’s it like (pros and cons) working with a spouse?

I’m very lucky in that I have a great number of wonderful supporters. My parents and brother have my back big time (my Mom will actually be doing some copyediting for me as I move into indie) and I have a great circle of friends, both writers and non-writers, who support me with supportive ears and kind and loving care.… [Read more...]

Question Wednesday: Ideas

Every week I answer a question from a reader or writer here on my blog. You can add a question to the queue by putting it in the comments on any blog. This week’s question is from Deana Olson Connelly :

Where do your ideas come from?

I get that question quite a bit and it makes me wonder, why isn’t everyone just getting ideas? To me it is as natural as breathing. I’ll read something when researching or see something watching a movie or just be taking a shower and an idea will hit me.… [Read more...]

It’s my birthday!!

Today is my birthday!! It’s actually a weird birthday for me because I’m not home. I’m still in North Carolina for the Authors After Dark conference in Charlotte. Usually Michael (my husband) is with me for my birthday but he couldn’t come with me this trip, so I’ll be hanging with some author friends and today is the BIG booksigning, so if you live in the Charlotte area, please come to the Westin in downtown Charlotte from 2-4pm EST and see me!… [Read more...]