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Incarnation Updated and Ascension loses 20,000 words!

Incarnation Updated and Ascension loses 20,000 words!  Oh, it’s all good!  Thus far, my editors haven’t come back with suggestions to lower the page count and tighten things up, but this time, for Ascension, they did. So, I have been going through that story, … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Aris approaching two-thirds done…

The Legacy of Aris is approaching two-thirds done!  This is book eleven for me, and this weekend was dedicated to going through a review of not only it, but Ascension, Resurrection, and even Incarnation!  One of my readers was kind … Continue reading

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New Story, New Worlds, New Challenges!

New Story, New Worlds, New Challenges! After writing about Thurians, their struggles, and their world for nearly 10 years, it is a difficult task to start writing about a completely new set of characters on a different world with different … Continue reading

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The magic of writing, and why I keep coming back to it.

The magic of writing, and why I keep coming back to it.  If you think writing is all I do or enjoy, not so.  I enjoy different things – live instrumental concerts, history, video games (especially of the survival or … Continue reading

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A Summer of War and its Aftermath

A Summer of War and its Aftermath:  Over the summer, I read through four very thick, Pulitzer Prize-winning books regarding World War II, the reasons for it, and the impacts from it.  There were a lot of causes for the … Continue reading

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A season of inspiration (Part 3)

A season of inspiration (Part 3): As affirming as all of the points of interest and inspiring places we visited this summer were the people we spent time with.  There was our immediate family, wonderful visits with relatives, and great … Continue reading

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A Season of Inspiration (Part 2)

A season of inspiration (Part 2):  Normally, I’m not much a beach person when it comes to just “hanging out” or “getting a tan” and so forth.  There is one respect, however, of a visit to the shore that I … Continue reading

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A Season of Inspiration (Part 1)

A Season of Inspiration (Part 1):  Growing up, the last gasp of a dying summer happened when I returned to school and was asked to describe “what you did over the break.”  As an adult, I still find myself doing … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: The most challenging 250 words of a novel are…

PUBLISHING DIARY: The most challenging 250 words of a novel are… Care to guess? Are these the first few sentences of a new story?  No.  The ending?  Not even close.  Believe it or not, it’s the summary that goes on the back … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Oops! I started writing a new book!

PUBLISHING DIARY:  Oops!  I started writing a new book!  Okay, probably not a common complaint for most people.  I get it, but yep, it’s happened!  I started, as stated in my last blog, using a new (to me) editor called … Continue reading

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