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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What’s your motivation?

I’ve been thinking a lot about character motivation lately. My turn is coming up soon for my local critique group, so I’ve been looking at the early chapters of Isto, Thanmir War‘s sequel. My buddy, Jim, pointed me to the John D. Brown archives on the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America website. Part…

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10 Favorite Screen Characters

A few weeks back, C.D. Gallant-King tagged me in a challenge to come up with my top ten favorite screen characters. Now, if you know me in person, you know I don’t get much screen time because of work, children, and house-cleaning. But I brainstormed with my husband and managed to come up with a…

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Finding Funny

Knock, knock Who’s there? Interrupting cow. Interrupting c– Moo! *Snicker* Ever have one of those times where you try to be funny and those around you just either stare with an awkward silence or give a pity smile? Oh good, I’m not alone. Sometimes, I crack myself up. That’s more than I can say about…

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The Hero Takes a Back Seat

I’ve noticed something odd with my current work-in-progress. Isto, book 2 of the Ninier series, is sitting at 123K at the moment. Only 16K of that belongs to my hero. It’s the lowest word count of all my POV characters (so far). I’ve sat and pondered why this might be the case. Had I fallen…

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