Writing Life

Slight Interruptions-Updated

TL;DR – Turns out, it wasn’t that bad! *Happy Dance* Time for some end-of-year housekeeping-slash-KonMari action. To that end, the website will need to go offline for a little while, during which time we will be doing some scaling back of infrastructure that requires deleting the website and then re-installing. I’m sure absolutely nothing can …

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The Editing Room Floor: And Billie’s a Crowd

We’re back, and in celebration of The Libra Gambit’s release, here’s a scene that was cut somewhere during the second draft, after we realized there was no room for another spy on the Moth. Side note: We love Billie, so much we even dream cast her (Lesley-Ann Brandt is a treasure!) and we fully expect to …

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Who let the books out?

We let the books out! Affirming just a little bit late, that— some of us—Autumn is the Best Season, we are pleased to announce the release of The Libra Gambit, Book 2 of The Zodiac Files, alongside the re-release of a leaner, meaner, keener (sorry, I’m a slave to the Rule of Three), Gemini Hustle, …

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What’s Going on With The Gemini Hustle?

Take Two So, in a somewhat backward, bet you didn’t see this coming, fashion, The Gemini Hustle has a second, much shorter, edition. Going for a fresh edit wasn’t an easy decision to make, but over the years since its original publication, and the writing, re-writing, and editing of The Libra Gambit, it became clear …

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The Editing Room Floor: Empty Calories

Here’s another from The Libra Gambit’s editing room floor, and one which includes references to possibly the most comforting food I have ever known (says the person with no nut allergies), the grilled peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich, also known as the fluffernutter sandwich. Side note, the fluffernutter tends to use marshmallow cream, but my …

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The Editing Room Floor: Prologue Fail

What can we say? Sometimes there are scenes that don’t make it into the book.* Maybe the scene didn’t gel with the rest of the story, or went off on a plot tangent too far. Maybe the scene stopped the action, or was confusing. And maybe, just maybe, the scene left the beta readers tilting …

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The Why

Just taking a moment to share two videos that drop some wisdom on several whys, from why we don’t trust ourselves to why we create to why we can’t explain why we know what we know. The first is from The Quitcast, and is third in a series for Intuitive writers, which I’m following closely …

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Monthly Cuppa: Changing Gears

Welcome, all! As you may have noticed, I decided to make a change to the Friday blog posts, switching from the pressure-oriented, horrifyingly official Weekly Update to the much more accessible (and realistic) Monthly Cuppa. So, while I’ll still mention where and how progress is occurring in our creative pod, I will only be doing …

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Weekly Update: February 4, 2022

It’s Friday! And there’s a wee bit of ice outside, but nothing like last February (so far). During the week, in addition to “ice prepping” and “long distance offspring coaching,” and Kelley and I had another time-zone-crossing meet up and knocked out a chapter for Crew Who Came in From the Cold.  This went well, …

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Question of the Month: 1

Hello, and welcome to the first ever question of the month, wherein we draw a name from the “Private Facilitator” membership and, whoever is  drawn can ask a question of any character or author they choose. Both the questions and the answers will be posted both here and on our Buy Me a Coffee page.* …

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