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Three Awesome Things

Meet Kacy Catanzaro, the first woman to EVER complete the American Ninja Warriors finals course.  Look out boys!

Fastest way to cool down a canned or bottled beverage!  Forget the freezer.

Super smart kid!  This concept is brilliant.

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The Pursuit of Self Sufficiency

The Pursuit of Self Sufficiency

Being a writer is so often a strange thing.  On the one hand, it is a very solitary profession.  Unless you are collaborating with someone expressly to write a project, the ultimate act of writing is to be alone with your thoughts and the voices in your head.  

It doesn’t stay that way, or shouldn’t.  You need to have those words, your vision, filtered through the eyes of othersto make sure that…

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Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Check-In

Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Check-In

It’s been an eventful week!

  1. I wrote a post about writer entitlement.  It went viral.  This has never happened before!  I got shares and applause and thumbs up from all kinds of writers I really admire!  So for at least five minutes, I won the internet.
  2. I knocked out my bonus goal for Round 3–writing and publishing another Meet Cute Romance.  Once Upon A Coffee is a crossover with my Wishful…

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New Release! Once Upon A Coffee

New Release! Once Upon A Coffee

I’ve been hard at work on To Get Me To You, but I had to take a brief detour to write this Meet Cute, which is a crossover with my Wishful series.  Avery and Dillon are peripheral characters in TGMTY, and I felt compelled to go back and write about how they met.  For anyone who ever loved Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in You’ve Got Mail, you’ll probably dig this story.
Once Upon A Coffee

After a long series of stinkers,…

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On Being Opinionated

I had no idea when I set up my ranty post about writer entitlement on Wednesday that it was going to go kind of viral.  I mean, dude, I GOT RTed by JIM BUTCHER!  (Thanks to Suzan Butler for letting me know that because…AWESOME).

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Jim Butcher (@longshotauthor) July 17, 2014

The post has had almost 6k views as of this morning, and the only post I’ve ever written…

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Three Awesome Things

Somebody has utilized 3D printing technology to make ARMOR for Barbie!  If this had existed when I was a kid, I might’ve used my Barbie for something other than target practice for my G.I. Joes.

And to continue the recent theme of companies putting out commercials to challenge various female stereotypes, Pantene is taking on the Apology Culture.

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Midweek #ROW80 Check-In

So in case you missed it, I got all ranty yesterday about entitlement in writer culture.  It’s spawned some good discussion and provoked some thoughts.  Including the fact that I need to remember some of these points myself.  I’ve caught myself recently struggling with some frustration over not getting back what I’m putting in in certain areas.  And that’s misplaced.  So working on letting that…

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Entitlement In Writer Culture

Entitlement In Writer Culture

One of the first things I saw when I logged into Twitter this morning was a conversation between a writer friend of mine (who, incidentally, is also a professional editor and teaches workshops) and another writer who was essentially lambasting her (and all other professional writers) for not helping new writers.  Digging back through the conversation, this evidently centered around the issue of…

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Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Update

Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Update

  1. I am high on ACHIEVEMENT TODAY!  What have I achieved, you might ask?  I have FINALLY found a gluten free doughrecipe that I can use to make hot pockets that doesn’t TEAR all over the place.  It’s sort of a cross between a pastry dough and a pizza dough.  It was super easy to make, no rise time (like there is on pizza dough).  Between that and my silicone mat (which allowed me to FOLD the dough…

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Friday Fiction Round-Up

Missed this post last week while dealing with internet scum illegally selling my book.

I’ve actually been reading a lot!  I did knock out Crocodile on the Sandbank in audio, which was just as entertaining this go round as it was when I read it the first time.

I also finished Cora Carmack’s Faking It, which had a nice pair of narrators.  It’s a new adult contemporary romance that capitalizes on…

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