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    Works in Progress – 21 March 2019

    And yes, I do mean Works, plural. I have a butterfly mind, especially when I hit “Publish” on a book—or, as is the case with Charity’s Heart, it goes live in the care of another publisher—and after the event, I have to decide what I’m going to work on next. That used to be relatively easy. Choices, choices. I now have two series on the go, but it doesn’t stop there.  Back when I wrote my first book, I used to wonder where the next idea would come from, but now, like many, if not most, authors, I have so many ideas buzzing around my head, it’s difficult to know where to…

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    The book that turned me from a pantser to a plotter…

    Passion’s Last Promise, the next book in my Club Aegis series, is finally in the hands of my wonderful editor. I am so relieved to be able to type that line. This story has been a long time in the writing – the first file I have for it goes back to September 2014. Between then and now, it’s undergone many changes – the main male character has had three different names, and I can’t even remember how many scenes have been added and then removed. Even the physical structure of the story has changed – until very recently, there was a prologue, but I decided that the content was best…

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    Permission to be baaaaaad…

    I just read a brilliant article on Kristen Lamb’s blog: https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/good-girls-dont-become-best-sellers-channeling-your-inner-bad-girl-to-reach-your-dreams/ I identified with so much of what Kristen wrote, and I know I’m not the only one. If you write, and you’re like me, and find it difficult to bang the drum, blow your own trumpet, or otherwise be loud and proud about what you create, please read it. Please. Read. It.