I sell a lot of autographed books through the mail — especially over the Christmas holiday. When I first started selling them, I tried to figure the best way to do it, the best way that would keep me from having to run to the post office every-other day. Continue reading
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Then I hit a wall. The relationship changed and became sexual – what I do not write now. The intrigue and mystery plot got more intense and I was able to see just how clumsy I used to be about that type of plot. And while I’ve started sprinkling some elements of faith through the story, there isn’t nearly what there needs to be — especially now that I’m removing the sexual relationship. Continue reading
Long ago, when my daughter (who is 15) was nearly two-years-old, I started writing. I kept it for a secret for a while. I’d wake up at 4AM and write until 6AM, then would turn my computer off and wake the household for the day. I worked full time, and often went home on my lunch break to catch 30 minutes of writing time.
Even after my (now ex) husband knew that I was writing, I maintained that schedule. I didn’t really write any other time, and I was always alone (or the only one awake in a sleeping house) when I wrote. Writing that way, two hours a day, five days a week, I was able to write 10 books in two years. Continue reading
I have to say, I’m looking forward to school starting. I had hoped I’d be able to finish my current work in progress this summer, but I don’t think I was able to write for more than two days. I need to not be distracted when I write, and listening to boys play or interacting with my daughter, while wonderful, is distracting.
I’m also a schedule girl, and the relaxed environment during the summer time really messes with my writing chi. The structure of the school year really helps me stay on track and keep everything in order. Continue reading