Why I Like yWriter

I had intended to post this last week, but illness struck the Town’s End (again), and I completely spaced blogging while I instead cared for my kiddos. My friend Angela had asked our local Treasure Valley NaNo Facebook group if anyone used yWriter or something similar and what their thoughts were about it. I quickly…

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Pictures and Progress

I’m in a better mental state this week. The kids are doing better, my husband is no longer on antibiotics, and my projects at work are back on track. The parental stress is still running high, but medically, I’m fine. I’ve also gotten more words in. Yay! Granted, I’m still 16K behind, but I made…

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Just a Little Squirrelly

It’s been a crazy time at the Town’s End. Both kiddos ended up with fevers, my husband has been sick, and I had a medical detour that resulted in me bawling at the table while shoveling cheesecake and gummy bears into my mouth. Don’t worry, I’m fine. I just love cheesecake. And gummy bears. Health…

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Dark One’s Mistress Blog Tour

When I heard Aldrea Alien was rereleasing her book, Dark One’s Mistress, I got super excited. Clara’s a fun character to read about and Aldrea has a great way of twisting the heart strings. Now it’s my great pleasure to present that book to all of you! Here’s a bit about it: For centuries, the…

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For The Love Of Words #AmWriting

I love words, especially the creative, expressive ones. You’ll find them littered throughout my stories, contributing to my voice and style. Is that a good thing? There’s advice to use precise verbs in place of verb + adverb. I tend to lean that direction. Then there’s the advice to use simple words, words everyone will…

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Opening My Big Mouth #IWSG

Indie Author Day is coming up this Saturday. When J.C. Jackson mentioned it, I got stoked and contacted the main Boise library to see how I could participate. There’s going to be panels, book selling, signing, reading…I had several options to choose from. In my email exchange, I happened to mention the only topic I…

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Finding Time #IWSG

I had to chuckle to myself. One of those miserable, self-deprecating laughs. The Insecure Writer’s Support Group has a monthly question. Today’s Question: How do you find the time to write in your busy day? Lately, I haven’t (thus the laugh). I get 10 words here and there, but my calendar is packed with all…

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Tumbling Toward Earth #skydiving

Good news, everyone. I survived! The usual question I get is: How was it? Short answer: Terrifying. I did a tandem jump, meaning I had an experienced skydiver hooked to my back to handle everything from exiting the plane to landing us safely. Good thing too, because all instruction fled my mind once I was…

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