Kill Your Darlings

I just had to cut this from the WIP and that makes me sad. But: pacing, pacing, pacing. GRACE You were shot, Mr. Donovan. DONOVAN Just Donovan. GRACE How’d that happen? DONOVAN A long time ago, the first Donovan set sail from Ireland and–

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August 30, 2013

August Check-In

Since it’s been about a month since I wrote a blog that wasn’t a review of some kind or music related I thought it might be nice to do a check-in post. So, Noble Romance folded, which means my second book The Beauty’s Beast is no longer available for purchase. ūüôĀ I’m going to re-release […]

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August 26, 2013

Music Break: MUSICALS!!!

Yes I needed three exclamation points. Don’t judge me. I’m kind of obsessed with musicals. It started as a kid. My mom used to love watching musicals with us, especially Kiss Me Kate and Calamity Jane (because of this, my sister and I each have a deep and enduring obsession with the wonderful and sexay […]

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August 24, 2013

Music Break: Newest Songs

These are the three newest songs I’ve added to my iPod in the past couple weeks. (Please note, some of these are pretty old. “New” in this case means “just discovered” and not “just came out”.) I didn’t really enjoy High Noon (the review is coming soon), but man I really liked the ballad by […]

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August 16, 2013

100 Days, 100 Movies: Swing Time (1936)

(This post is part of my mission to watch and review 100+ of the movies on the AFI Top 100 American films of all time.) Swing Time tells the story of gambler/dancer Lucky Garnett (Fred Astaire). The movie starts with him trying to win/earn enough money to marry his moneyed fiance Margaret, but it swiftly […]

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August 9, 2013

Music Break: Heir to the Underworld

As I’ve mentioned before, music is a pretty important part of my writing process. I always make a playlist for my books, and I use certain songs to help get me in the right headspace to write a scene. A few months ago, I did a blog about the playlist of songs from my first […]

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August 7, 2013

Music Break: My Favorite Songs

I thought it might be fun to do a music break of some of my favorite songs that might be a bit more obscure to most people. “Return of the Eagle” — The Eagle Soundtrack I’ve probably talked about my love for Atli Ovarsson before. He’s an up and coming film composer. I love, love […]

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August 3, 2013

An Accomplished Woman…

I’m doing really damn good today: Went grocery shopping. Did a 45 minute walk around the neighborhood. Changed the litter box. And I’m eating a SALAD. I feel all accomplished and shit. Like a Jane Austen heroine or sumthin. ;P

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July 30, 2013

WIP Meme (Take 2)

I was poking through my blog archive and came across this post from last year. Since I now have a new WIP I thought it might be fun to update the meme. Writers go to page 77 of your WIP (work-in-progress), find line number seven, and copy the next seven lines. Here they are: ‚ÄúLachlan, […]

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July 28, 2013

Book Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

The sample for this book has been sitting on my ereader for more than a year probably. And I’ve had it in my Kindle To-Buy Folder for probably almost that long. Honestly, I kept balking at the price ($10). But I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately, and I just really needed […]

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July 27, 2013
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