Category Archives: writing goals

Five Tips for Conquering Self-rejection

I never thought it would happen to me. After all, I’m not afraid of rejection anymore. Form rejections don’t bother me a bit, and I don’t save even the personals, although last week I thanked an editor for the nicest … Continue reading

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2015 Writing Income

I’m going to take a cue from author Jim C. Hines and post my 2015 earnings income from my writing here. In part, because I really like the way he shows his earnings trend, and in part because I personally … Continue reading

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Reboot

I’m baaack (well, getting there). Been down and out for a while. Two weeks ago one of my sisters came for a visit, and the day after she left I got blindsided by a nasty case of bronchitis. I don’t … Continue reading

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And So It Begins…

Time to start a new novel. Every new novel feels like the beginning of a whole new life, and in some ways, it is. I’ve got new people to discover, new adventures to plot, new risks to take. And while … Continue reading

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Half-fast Writer

I am not a fast writer.  I continually read about writers (all far more successful than I) who can write a novel in 16 days, or a month, or even a week. I am in awe of their capabilities. Last … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Sun

Happy Solstice! Saturday is the shortest day of the year.  In the ‘old’ days (the really old days), people celebrated the end of darkness and return of the light.  From now until June, good ol’ Sol will shine its light … Continue reading

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Livin’ La Vida ‘Loha: Early Equinox

The groundhog was right. Spring arrived early this year; today is the spring equinox for Oregonians.  Sunrise and sunset are exactly 12 hours apart. Daylight savings is the reason, of course, but I don’t mind.  Daffodils are blossoming in nearly … Continue reading

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