We All Scream for Ice Cream

No surprise to many, I’m a chocoholic. Also, I like ice cream. Chocolate ice cream. Either plain or with other yummy things included. These days, however, I’m also obsessed with removing sugar and processed foods from my eating regime. I’ve done pretty good. I even passed up chocolate cake for desert at Easter dinner, and didn’t even miss it. Not only did I amaze myself, but the in-laws thought I was sick. Thankfully, there are a gazillion creative …

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A Reminder

I found this on Facebook yesterday. Sometimes we stumble upon something just when we need it most. Have a wonderful weekend. Do something to make your soul soar.

Writing is Not My Life

That title was hard to write. Equally hard to admit. Exponentially harder to accept. I wish it was otherwise, and continue to work toward a time when it will be. That time is, unfortunately, not now. The cold truth of it hit me as I drove from one plant to the other for a meeting at the dayjob. I think a lot while I’m behind the wheel, and I was going over the Mental List of …

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A Bumpy Start to the Week

Oops, there it ain’t. Looks like I dropped the ball on my post-a-week promise. Damn. Apologies all around. So, did anyone try the fudge recipe? It’s good right out of the freezer, but I found the way I like it best is after it’s been sitting in my lunch bag for about 8 hours. It melts as soon as it touches your tongue. Mmm-mm-m. Not very fudge-like, but oh-so-tasty. I know I mentioned I might share the non-cheese cheesecake recipe, but …

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Who Doesn’t Love Fudge?

I’m sure there are some of you who don’t. Truly, though, you needn’t read on if chocolate and fudge isn’t your thing. HOWEVER, if it’s only not your thing because you (like me) are trying to cut out sugar and eat more raw, wonderful food, then stick around. You have to understand, writers tend to be a bit sedentary. Job hazard and all that. Many, like moi, try to make changes to our lifestyles and eating …

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How Authors are Like Pumpkins

I was flipping around several ideas to regale you with this week, when a rejection graced my in-box. I scowled at it. I had queried the publisher about that particular short story a few weeks ago, which was a few weeks after their stated expected response time. I realize editors are busy people and always want to give them a little lee-way. I was told the story was “still under consideration!” Whoa! I mean, under consideration. With a …

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A Cover Reveal for the Fantabulous Krista Walsh

Okay, I had to cut and paste this from the wonderful Krista Walsh’s blog because apparently wordpress.com and .org don’t talk to one another. Who knew. O_o In any case, you might want to add this series to your TBR pile. Cover Reveal & Big IE News You  know how every now and again, there’s a book cover that stops you in your tracks and you have to take a moment to appreciate all the subtleties …

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Starting Out as an Indie Author

I’m switching over to the business end of writing for this week’s post, and showing a little love for fellow WIPpeteer (once a WIPpeteer, always a WIPeteer), incredible Beta reader, and awesome award-winning author Ruth Nestvold, who has a new craft book available. I was just going to click the ‘reblog’ button, but that wouldn’t let me pick this blog as a target so, instead, here’s a glimpse. You can find your way to the original …

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Roses in December

It’s been a mixed emotional bag this week, but I’m sticking with my post-a-week pledge (this was supposed to post Saturday a.m. No idea what happened.) and I did warn you there was no telling what you’d get as far as subject matter, and that goes for mood as well. On the up-side, it looks like Bound in Shadow has been officially assigned a reader at the publisher (for reals this time), so maybe I’ll know it’s …

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The Thing I Did

I’m going to put this here, just in case you haven’t seen it in all the other places I’ve put it. This is social media blitz week, after all. If that piques your interest and you want to see the rest, click the Patreon button below. Don’t worry, there’s no obligation or requirement to do anything by following the link. Now, if you’re scratching your head and wondering what this Patreon thing is that I …

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