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7 Secrets To Writing Your First Draft

Just in time for NaNoWriMo I thought I’d do a post about how to write a first draft. Because let’s face it, first drafts are hard. It’s no secret, it’s not my favorite part of the process. I love the outlining/dreaming/planning stages, and I love the revising/shaping/polishing stages. The first draft stage? Not so much. But it’s okay. It has to get done.… Read the rest

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How To Revise In Layers

Some writers can fire off a beautiful first draft. It seems to spring forth from their brains, and fingers, fully formed and gorgeous. Me? Not so much. My first drafts are a mess. They’re chaos. They’re borderline illiterate in places. Half the time I’m making little notes and comments to myself, about stuff I want to remember for a given scene, or emotions I want to express at a particular spot.… Read the rest

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Hack Your Body Clock: How To Become A Morning Person

I haven’t always been a morning person. But when various factors collided (specifically, getting a book contract to produce three novels in three years, coupled with the fact that quitting my day job was not an option…mostly because my children had grown rather accustomed to eating food on a regular basis) I had to come up with a new plan.… Read the rest

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What I Learned When My Husband & Kids Went Out Of Town

My husband took our boys out of town for three days. The main reason, as it happens, was to give me a bunch of time to write–because I am knee-deep in revisions for my sequel. So while they were gone–leaving me alone in my own house for the first time in years–here’s what I did: I wrote, of course. Tons.… Read the rest

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Moms Chasing Dreams: How To Manage Your Time

I don’t know how you do it all. People say this to me, from time to time. And they’re referring to the fact that, admittedly, I have a fair few things on the go. But I’m not alone in this–MANY moms have multiple roles, multiple responsibilities.  Truth be told, sometimes I’m not exactly sure how I do manage it. Also, sometimes I *don’t* manage it, and then the meltdown begins. … Read the rest

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My Healthy Advice This Week

As you may know, I maintain two other blogs: Savvy Health, and Wicked Health (as part of Erica Ehm’s Yummy Mummy Club.) Here’s what I blogged about this week: How To Treat Head Lice I know, you’re probably getting that creepy-crawly feeling just thinking about it, right? But if you’ve got school-aged kids, you *might* want to keep this article handy.… Read the rest

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Finding the Time to Write

This will probably be a common theme for this blog as it is my neverending challenge and my bête noir. As a mom of two, with a full-time job, carving out the time to do the other things I love is a huge issue. Many of you can relate, I’m sure–and it doesn’t just apply to writing. I have yet to meet a mom who isn’t absolutely starved for “me time”.… Read the rest

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