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To me, nothing can beat an old fashioned journal for hashing out ideas. These kraft paper ones are so fun to decorate! -
Are you more of an analog or digital person when it comes to planning? -
While I love working things out by hand, I also have been loving Scrivener for organizing my ideas 💡
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If you’re interesting in your own custom journal, feel free to DM me 📓 .
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People.

I did it.

The first draft of book 2 is done*. (*a semi-coherent, vaguely book-shaped crap statue in need of a MASSIVE revision, but at least it’s crap that *exists*!!) #yabooks #yawriter #amwritingya #ahhhhhh


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A fae prince, a fae hunter, and the girl caught between the two. .
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The news is out! @kimwritesbooks and I are co-mentoring YA in this year’s #PitchWars! We are beyond excited for a chance to work with another writer & give back to the community that has given us so much. 💛🎉💛🎉 #amwriting #amwritingfantasy #amwritingya #writersofinstagram #writercommunity #writingcommunity #writerslife #writersofig #igauthors #igauthorlife #igwriters #writer #authors #authorsofinstagram #girlboss #writing #amrevising #yabooks #mentor


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“All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche 🍃
Does anyone else find this to be true? I’ve decided that my best writing ideas come when I’m out on a walk, surrounded by nature, occasionally ninja-ing my way out of a spiderweb.
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I finally have a dedicated decent chair for my writing closet! It’s not perfect, and I found it on the curb, but it’s much more comfortable than a fold out chair 👍. Cleaning and decluttering the closet out so I can get some writing done this week 🤞 #amcleaning #amwriting #amwritingya #campnanowrimo #writersofinstagram #writersoffacebook #onemanstrash


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Waiting for the 10:00 AM panel: Curses-Worldbuilding Through Expletives. This Con has been amazing. #readercon #inspiration #writersofinstagram #writers #writerslife #authorsofinstagram #author #amwriting #amwritingfantasy #amwritingya


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Bit of Sunday afternoon writing. Am sooooo close to finishing this WIP. This one’s been like pulling teeth. What’s one of the hardest projects / assignment / stories you’ve ever had to complete?


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Cover reveal for my little book is about a month away! So exciting!

Plus! It was finally announced today (a bit early) that I’m one of the YA mentors for #PitchWars for 2018! @linzduga and I can’t wait to read all your pretty words 😍
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Lovely book lovers... guess who got a cat?!?! 😻my journey towards becoming a crazy cat lady is a-go!! ❤️ I’m sure you’ll see a lot of my beautiful calico very soon! -
The Smell of Other People’s Houses (aside from having a rad title) had gorgeous prose, compelling characters, and of course, a beautiful cover page! -
Do you have any pets? Nia can’t wait to join my photos ❤️
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One of my dreams have been fulfilled. I've been wanting to find a tiny library since I first heard about them.
Also, I left a copy of Apocalypse and Rock and Roll Saved My Soul if you're in that area.
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Look what a gem I found in my library yesterday #sehinton #theoutsiders #amwritingya #amwritingfantasy #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig


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I've heard @karlibookcook say multiple times that writing is a learn as you go process. I couldn't agree more!
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I don't think anyone really knows exactly what they're doing before they do it! There's so many ways to do things, you have to figure out what works for you and your writing style. Which I know can be so frustrating!
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Never stop learning about your craft, dear writers. Never give up. Keep going, keep writing, you WILK get there!
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What is something that you really struggle with during the writing process? Drafting? Plotting? Editing? Let me know so I can help you in anyway that I can!
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Do you remember book you read in your classroom growing up? Which was your favorite?
I remember not liking most of them. Maybe it was my rebellious age? I don't know, but there are a few I remember. My favorite was To Kill a Mockingbird, but here are others that I remember, enjoyed, and ones that had an impact on me.
Older elementary school, I remember reading the Hobbit. I don't think we had assigned reading from it. It was a book we read in class, and the teacher (I cannot remember her name) walked around the class reading it and sounding like Bilbo Baggins. Students read the other parts, but she really brought it to life.
Flowers for Algernon was another one I remember reading. I think this was has stuck with me because of everything Charlie went through and feeling deep empathy for him.
Although there were many more assigned reading books in school, these are the ones that remain a strong memory.
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What is everyone doing this Saturday? I’m steadily working away on my draft, and I’ve got a friend to help me out. .
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Sometimes you have to wake up before everyone in the house and just go sit down and write. I have been trying to get in 20 minutes here and 15 minutes there for the past few weeks. It feels nice to sit down and get in a good, solid hour in a nice quiet spot!
Plus today I’m a little jealous of my main character!
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Trying to take a welcome home selfie with the puppers and she sneezes in my face. Ewww puppy boogies!! #dogsofinstagram #sneeze


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This book is about 100 years old. Belonged to my great aunt. Don't forget to visit my website and learn about the divine destiny series www.sharonreneauthor.com. #flashbackfriday #amreading #amwriting #amwritingya


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Struggles of the week: giving myself permission to write and dealing with the long solitary nature of writing.
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When life is stressful and things need to be done, it can be difficult to feel like it's OKAY to spend even just a few minutes writing. The guilt of more important things, that can't even be fixed that day, is like a wall between me and the keyboard. I just end up staring at the screen for an hour and then closing it with no progress. I'm starting to make a list each day of the things I can take care of that day, so that by being productive I give myself the reward of my writing time. It's easing some of the guilt and stress.
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I'm also a sports person. I grew up playing team sports and one of the things I desperately miss is that spur of encouragement. Practice time, game time, it doesn't matter. Your team backs you up and pushes you on, play by play. When writing, it's so easy to just be stuck in your own head. I finally gave in and gave my wonderful @artbygemini the first few chapters I'd drafted and man, the burst of encouragement that stemmed from someone else reading my work and telling me I'm on the right track? I so desperately needed that fuel. Needing external praise and encouragement is NOT a bad thing. This week, I needed it. What gets you guys going to work on your drafts? .
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Q: How are you with deadlines?
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I'm good with deadlines if there are actual consequences. So I did real well in school! But now that I'm the one setting the deadlines for myself, it's a bit harder to stick k to them. I'm trying to get better at them though.
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🌻 Writing update: I think I've finally got the plot of my book all nailed down, which means I can finally continue on with this edit. I'm actually excited about adding in the second viewpoint.
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Share something about yourself that most #bookstagram people wouldn’t know about you if they were just getting to know you.
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🙋🏻‍♀️I’ll go first. I’m a wedding photographer! Ok, so not exclusively weddings, but today I’m at the airport headed out to photograph a wedding in Arizona! 📸 👰🏻 Fun, right? I can’t wait! .
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Plus, you all know I’m a writer and I’m looking forward to working on my book a little on the flight there and back! .
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❣️Don't forget to join the fun by tagging #createexploreread 📷
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late post again, i know, i'm not so used to instagram. 🙃 ~*~ new chapter, new challenges, new decisions.
after what happened in the previous chapter what would be Ore's decision?

would she face it head on or shy away?

speaking of decisions, i finally decided to change the cover for something bolder. the gorgeous cover was made by the amazing @whiterosestories

QOTD: tell me biggest decision you've ever made?

for me it's putting Arewa out on Wattpad. *you can read Arewa by clicking on the link in my bio :) ••• #wattpadlife
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NEW VIDEO LINK IN BIO: My attempts to cut plastic, and by extension paper, from my writing and education...and also my failure. Got any advice?? Let me know!! I’m open to tips and options!!! Check out the link in my bio!!! #writersofig #writersofinstagram #zerowaste #zerowasteuk #zerowastelife #zerowastelifestyle #zerowasteliving #zerowastelondon #plasticfree #plasticfreeliving #plasticfreelifestyle #sustainableliving #sustainability #greenlife #writergram #write #writer #writing #amwriting #amwritingya #amwritingfiction #postgrad #postgradlife #postgradprobs #dissertation #dissertationlife #dissertationhell #paperless


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I can't let this get too far behind, and I can sleep in a bit tomorrow, so yay! 😄

Happy Friday the Thirteenth, everyone. Stay away from abandoned cabins and masked hitchhikers, and Under No Circumstances do you 'go investigate' the weird sound coming from the basement. 😵

In all seriousness though... I can't wait for August. If I hit it hard, I'll be halfway to my goal by the end of tomorrow.
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Just reviewed my word count on my entire WiP. In total I have 45,531. So exciting! Really feeling accomplished today! #wordcount #Writersofinstagram #Amwritingya #wordboss #YA #accomplishment #progress #wordsmith #wordboss #writergirl #amwriting #writergram #coffeeenthusiast #writersofinsta #amediting #authorgram #authorconfession


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For this week's #ThursdayAesthetic here's a lil collage of my main girl Tashah and her natural habitat. .
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"Tashah preferred the library. The dust and silence. The mystery of hidden things."
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C’mon, word. I need to get crackin on typing these chapters. #thirdjob #amwritingya #handwrittennovel


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Help! Who do I choose?? I'm preparing a PowerPoint of our visit to Evergreen Cemetery in Santa Cruz for Monday's Facebook Live With Indie Annie (because I'll be taking a vacation day) I dont have the time or energy to prepare slides for the 7 remaining people. Comment below who you'd like to hear about. The remaining will not be forgotten. I will do another presentation for them at a later time.

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A. a pioneer woman who established one of the 1st public schools in Santa Cruz
B. an African-American man who became free and left an amazing donation
C. A family who were important to the art community in Santa Cruz
D. A family man who was filled with wanderlust and went on many adventures
E. The Chinese Burial Ground
F. The Masonic Burial Ground
G. The Grand Army of the Republic burial ground

Thank you!
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Book 2 vibesssssss.


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I love this quote and it always inspires me to keep writing. I hope it does the same for you!
As some of you may know I recently finished my first draft. I now have my pile of sand ready to build castles. This is exciting but also scary for me. I have two other first drafts that have stumped me since editing seems to be the hard part for me. I have a plan of attack this time though so that will help me.
1. Make notes on some things I already know need editing, that way when I come back to my story I don’t feel overwhelmed.
2. I have people waiting to read it until I’ve gone through it at least once. So some accountability.
3. I have my future steps regarding Beta readers/Professional edits laid out, giving me something to get excited about.

May not work for everyone but I thought I would share :) ALSO IF YOU HAVE TIPS FOR STAYING MOTIVATED DURING EDITS, PLEASE SHARE!! Please, I’m begging here. I already know August is going to be tough on me.
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The end! Done! It is written!
Now to type it up... #handwrittennovel #amwritingya #writersofinstagram #writersofinsta


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PART TWO IS DONE TOO! ✨

Finishing this novel has been such a whirlwind of emotions for me. But I am VERY happy with the ending and how everything tied together how I had been envisioning in my mind for years now. It's so bittersweet ending a trilogy! It's an amazingly happy and proud moment while also being amazingly hard to do writing the words "The End". Thank you to all of you for following along on this journey with me! I cannot wait for you all to read this one! I'll be sharing some more details soon



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Hey, look, I still have followers. 😄

Been hard at work on my #WIP for #campnanowrimo, so I'm sorry I've been a little MIA recently. Finally catching up on some of that sleep. 🌙

But, it's #thursdayaesthetic time! And this week I feature my #protagonist, Mel. She's a brown-eyed ginger girl who's a blacksmith's apprentice under her mother, but dreams of being a Knight and going on adventures. She gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot to reach these dreams, but at what cost?
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Happy Thursday! ✨🌻☕️🌻✨
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While my manuscript is still in the good hands of my amazing #betareaders I’ve started collecting thoughts for book 2 of my series, because let’s face it, it’s so hard to wait when you’ve created a world you love!!!
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What are your #writinggoals for today as we get closer to the weekend??
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Oh- I’ve also decided on my new CR since #bedtimestoriesbookclub is almost done reading Angelfall and I finished The Darkest Minds! So excited to start this one. 😊


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Remy taking care of mommy, who's feeling under the weather. He's on my foot and it has fallen asleep, but I don't want to move it because I can feel him purring against it. (who says cats aren't lovable?) ... Oh, and yes. That is the sequel to Unspeakable on my Kindle. Proofing, editing, and reworking some areas but it's almost done...finally! ... #catsofinstagram #catsruletheworld #rescuedcatsofinstagram #rescuedcats #adoptdontshop #spayandneuter #amwriting #amwritingya #writerslife #freedomseries #unspeakable


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I am about three quarters of the way through the first draft of my novel, and it is slow going. My biggest struggle as a creative is the niggling self doubt that worms holes into my productivity. I am constantly thinking of my characters, but when it comes to drafting, I have been procrastinating. -
I’m a planner, so the beats have all been figured out... it’s just that little voice telling me my output isn’t good enough. I’m the kind of person who can’t just dash out a messy first draft. Even when I do NaNo, I feel the need to craft my prose to a state of semi-tidiness. But (say it out loud for the people in the back!) a first draft is NOT perfect! Editing is a crucial part of the writing process, and you can’t expect perfection on the first try! -
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What is your biggest struggle as a writer? ✏️ let’s build each other up! ⬆️
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So many levels of meaning in a house with two dogs and two human offspring. #imthedogbed #imthekidbed #imexhaustednow #iloveyou #butgetoffme #elpasoauthor #elpasoart #amwritingya


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My happy place. Pens, paper, computer, Starbucks. I will NOT be catching up, and I am not going to feel bad about falling behind in my #campnanowrimo2018 progress. I am going to write, as many words as come out in the next 90 minutes. And, I will be proud and happy with whatever I accomplish! 😊📚📖☕️🖋️
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Hey all! Today is day 11 of #campnanowrimo. So far, I’ve written 18,000 words bringing me to a total word count of 53,000! I hope to reach 55k today, and 60k by the end of Friday! I’ve also passed the halfway point of my book around chapter 19 with 50,000 words... so hopefully that will mean the end is around 100k! 🤞 I hope everyone is on track with their goals. ☺️❤️ [ #amwriting #amwritingya #amwritingfantasy #amrevising #amediting #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writerslife #wip #yascififantasy #authormentormatch #ammfam ]


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Threw together a quick #1linewednesday from the chapter I edited today. This book is almost done y'all and I have a lot of feelings. Hopefully people like it whenever it's out in the world. 😅
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I always have great difficulty switching between two writing projects but now the outline for book 3 in our Wild Violet romance series is done, it's time to work on the first draft of the second book in my YA fantasy series. Just when I poured my favourite cocktail to help me through this arduous time, my poor old notebook decided to crash. Again. Maybe the time has come to get myself a new one?
#toshiba #cubalibre #reboot #amwriting #thewritinglife #writerproblems #crashandburn #wildviolet #amwritingromance #amwritingya #amwritingyafantasy #yafantasy #amwritinglgbtq #amwritinglgbt


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“Yum! Call me when they’re ready.” Anne knew her mother would call her, but it was her way of signaling she was heading to her room to be alone. She wanted to be alone to do some research, but after being in a creepy cemetery, she was glad to have someone in the house with her.

The first thing she Googled was ‘why do people all of a sudden start acting strange.’ Hmph, she thought. There’s a lot of different reasons from coming down with a virus, to having an unknown brain aneurism. She didn’t think Colleen had a brain aneurism. Well. She didn’t think she did, anyway. Wait, what’s this? Anne thought as she looked at another website, non-medical related. It said: ‘People take on strange characteristics when a ghost becomes attached to them. Most often, they have malicious feelings that did not exist before and feel angry and agitated, whereas, before the ghost attachment, they are a happy-go-lucky person. Sometimes, but not often, the attachment is from a good-natured ghost, and the characteristics are more of a happy nature, or whatever the ghost may be feeling at the time. They could be more playful, feel sad, joke around more, any emotion outside of the norm, except extreme anger. That is reserved for malevolent ghosts and demons.’ Oh My God! Anne thought. It couldn’t be. Colleen cannot have a ghost attached to her, she’ll kill me! She picked up her phone in a flash and clicked on the speech bubble icon at the bottom of her screen. She had to text Colleen.

Col. How are you feeling? Any more strangeness?
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How many pages have you read this week?

Because I mostly read on my Kindle, I don't count pages. This past week, I read 3 1/2 books. Several of them were in the Horror genre, and I have found it is not a genre I'm fond of. Even though they didn't strike my fancy, it was fun checking out a new genre and new authors.

The Haunting of Cabin Green, a Horror written by April A. Taylor, which I didn't finish.

Tell Me I'm Wrong, a Psychological Thriller written by Adam Croft. I enjoyed that. It was definitely suspenseful.

Blanky, a Horror written by Kealan Patrick. This was a well written book that I was easily drawn into.

Forevergreen, a Children's Mystery/Scary Story, written by James Alan Ross. This book I loved!
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Calling all fiction writers! Novel Writing & Editing is now starting a very special project and we’re looking for fiction writers who want to be part of something really cool. Regardless of genre, you can join a collaborative of writers who will be working together to create a “choose your own adventure” novel in which every chapter and reader option is written by a completely different author which completes an adventure based on the reader’s choices. We are beginning this project now and looking for writers who want to be part of the team to accomplish this crazy goal. Email me for more details and to be added to the closed Facebook group for the collaboration. Reposts and sharing is welcome and appreciated! *Must be a native English speaker and writer for purposes of cohesion.


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I had recently the pleasure to be interviewed by the wonderful Gabi Grace about the romance element in the Ardere Series 😃

https://gabigraceauthor.wixsite.com/mysite/blog/author-margo-ryerkerk
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#pwpoeprompts day 10- first line of my WIP (work in progress). It’s the first time I’ve written something completely epistolary, and it’s been a challenge. #writingcommunity #writersofinstageam #poetry #poetryofinstagram #amwritingya #booksinverse #writerslife #alaskawriters #epistolary #wip #amwriting


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It’s time for another round of Would You Rather....ready?
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Would you rather have free Wi-Fi wherever you go or be able to drink unlimited free coffee at any coffee shop?
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And I’m going to say Unlimited Coffee ☕️☕️☕️ Yes, please!!
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Mornings are for coffee and contemplation... and finishing chapter 6. Sidekick mascot presented by my daughter. #amwriting #writersofinstagram #writersoffacebook #amwritingya #savingmallory #scrivener #campnanowrimo


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"Whelp, I'll just hit my seventeen hundred words, finish the thought, and call it day, eh?" That's what it sure looks like, dunnit it? 🤣
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Truth is, I actually did complete one section yesterday and finished planning the next one today, so it's just good ol' fashioned coincidence. Happy to report that the story is coming together now. That is to say that I know where to start when it's time to revise. It's going to be a good time. 😵
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#NowBooking novel critiques and developmental editing • I have openings at the end of July and the middle of August • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Developmental Editing focuses on the BIG PICTURE: the plot, the characters, and the conflict, to start. It looks at the content, not the grammar. I offer three different Developmental Editing options. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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On Saturday I had a chat during the #PonderingWritingRetreat about my journey from unemployed and pregnant to an author and wife of a cancer survivor. It ended with a no-BS look at why YOU have to call yourself an author first before anyone else will believe it. Take that power. Choose yourself over the validation of others.

It was emotional and I’ve cried over the messages sent my way. I also shed tears because I got overwhelmed looking for my three-ring hole puncher, but that's another story. 😅 If you missed the chat, don’t worry I’ll be uploading it to YouTube tomorrow.
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But there are some things I felt I needed to clear up.
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🙌 Ownership - To all the sweet people that said that my perspective has changed them... That wasn't me! That was you. That was ALL YOU for being willing to listen, willing to take action. Take that credit, look in the mirror and say "I love you and I believe in you." You deserve it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🕺Accountability - For those riding the wave of joy right now... For years I told myself I was taking steps for my future, only to see in retrospect that I was creating plans with no action attached to them. Accepting the term "author" versus "aspiring author" is one BIG step, but it doesn't stop there. It's a commitment you accept and work on every day. I don't mean physically sitting ass in chair every day, that's not always a guarantee. I mean mentally. Finish the draft. Brainstorm. Get feedback from other writers. Dream. Then make an action list for that dream. Take that joy you are feeling right now and FUEL IT into the universe with ACTION.
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Don't forget to also hold onto the people that remind you of your destiny.
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Those are my thoughts for the night. Thank you to all the lovely people I've met this weekend. I'm ecstatic to know you.
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Pic credit: @emiliasmorrow
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I write because..
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1. I love language, the way it sounds, the way it flows, the way it can express emotions and create images in the reader’s mind as real as any that can be seen..
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2. I love stories, poetry, and have a lot of opinions on a lot of topics..
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3. It is cathartic being able to take what is in my brain and put it on the page..
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4. I love to read and without writing, reading can’t exist..
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5. I’m a writer. I’m a poet..
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Do you have a favorite workspace? I love my desk and love seeing other writers’ spaces. I love color against stark white (if you couldn’t tell from my feed) and my office mirrors that. Plus, this space is also where I store my makeup and skincare so it holds a special place in my heart. And yes, that is a unicorn lamp from the kid’s section of @target 🦄
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