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It’s a New Year, a New Start and a New Promise

So, seems like my writing friends are writing again and I feel like I’m a poser because I say I’m a writer but haven’t written much in a long, long time. I can’t work on one story because it’s hitting … Continue reading

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Jesse

Another visit to my blog. I’m going to try to start blogging again rather than spending all the time I spend on FB. I want to get serious about writing again. Well, I want to get serious about all sorts … Continue reading

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Yay… i just finished writing a whole 462 words. Albeit, these are new words to a totally new and different story. Same universe but different characters. In the story so far, I have about 4000 words. I think this story’s … Continue reading

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If Andrew Were Real…

Interesting. I’ve been working on trying to get back to my writing. And I still have no story planned for my character Andrew, but he’d fit perfectly into this statistics of this year’s class of new priests. http://www.catholicclergy.net/articles/typical-new-priest/

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Character Visuals

I know we all do it from time to time, we usually find actors or models who look like our characters. I pretty much have most of my characters identified but I was poking around IMDB and saw this guy– … Continue reading

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HIV/AIDS In Real Life and Fiction

This article touches on what it’s like to be a woman living with HIV and having two children  suffering from the pediatric AIDS. Reading the article alone was inspiring. She’s written a novel based on the life of a child … Continue reading

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Ugh!!

I did some site redesign and I ended up not liking my changes, so I switched back to the old look. In the meantime, I lost my favi-icon and have yet to update my word press. Maybe I’ll get David … Continue reading

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A #777 Excerpt

I have been challenged. I feel the need to heed the call. I know the fiction writer’s group I’m trying to more actives with have all been challenged by Juli so this doesn’t apply to them. However, if anyone reads … Continue reading

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Characters Visualized

How often as writers do we wonder just what our characters look like? They probably are clear as day in our mind as we create them, and often as we describe them the begin to take shape in our mind’s … Continue reading

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As Soon as the Potatoes Are on I’ll Write…

That was the response I gave my husband when he said, “write, Baby, write.” Meanwhile, he’s playing his guitar, which I love to hear and I’m writing this blog entry. Writing for me lately has been harder but I have … Continue reading

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GenerationXer Priest

This post might have been written by my character, Andrew. I thought I’d link to it and save it here. I’ll probably blog more about it later. Part one Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Love. Why This GenXer is a Priest. Part … Continue reading

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On What to Write

I have been reading NANO forums, sometimes I shake my head wondering why, but I still have no idea for a story or if I’m actually going to write a story for the National Novel Writing Month. There are stories … Continue reading

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Eureka! My Google Fu Worked.

Found what <a href=”http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/corpus-christi#obs”>I was looking for</a> regarding my writing post of last night. And it’s perfect for my story. I love it when things work out like that.

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He Won’t Shut Up

Andrew is talking away like a little kid. So, I have an idea for a couple of scenes to write. One that I’ve mentioned in Isabel’s story, but I thought I could write it in Andrew’s story. But it will … Continue reading

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Isabel’s Catholicism

Just some thoughts that came to me in the shower. Yep, I often find myself inspired in the shower. Or lying in bed either after waking up or before falling asleep at night. Some of this will reflect my own … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week.

I wonder if other authors aspire to be on the list of most challenged books in their careers?  I just roll my eyes when I see the latest list of “banned books”. Many of my favorite books always make those … Continue reading

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Try Walking in My Shoes…

Depeche Mode is definitely on the soundtrack to this story. But this post isn’t about music. It’s about trying to walk in the shoes of someone else.  In all the years I’ve been writing stories, whether seriously or just playing … Continue reading

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Another Post…

So, I lost my family tree. I have it on paper but I don’t know where my writing notebooks are. I think they’re in my other computer bag. I’ll look later. The writing is eeking along. I’ve done a revision … Continue reading

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Reading… Writing… Thoughts…

Oh so bored. Ever so bored. Someone entertain me. Maybe I’ll read. I just finished reading this book, The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters. Eh… it was ok. I picked it up because it sounded interesting and am curious to see how … Continue reading

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Characters! The Bane of My Existence.

Ok, not really. I’m revising my novel. I’ve decided that I’m breaking it into two stories, at least for the time being. I’m trying to tighten up the first half and then the second half, I’ll work on and think … Continue reading

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From The News

Interesting article at the BBC about Women and HIV. I must admit that I’ve stopped paying attention to the latest news and treatments regarding HIV and AIDS. It’s not like I don’t need to know this stuff, but as my … Continue reading

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The Priest’s Hands

I was working on a scene in one of my stories. It looks like my character Andrew will get his own story someday, but he’s with his sister Isabel as they’re contemplating their lives without each other as they’ve now … Continue reading

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What Am I Not Writing?

Well to answer that, I’m not writing Lena or Isabel’s stories. Mom has the second draft of Isabel’s story. I think I’ll wait till she gets through it all to try to finish it up. I’m not working on the … Continue reading

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Shopping For Blood

So, I was talking on the phone tonight with my friend who also has her house listed with me. It’s a case that she doesn’t  have to sell the house so she’s going to pull it off the market probably … Continue reading

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Fiction or Real Life?

And man… I guess stereotypes exist for a reason. I’ve been kind of following a scandal in Florida about the young, handsome priest who was seen on a beach in the arms of a woman. Apparently he’s been thinking of … Continue reading

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Musings Ripped from the Headlines

Oh man… Fr. Cutié… is quite a cutie. I’m not making fun of his alleged scandal, it’s actually quite sad, but with a name like that and a look like that… wow… thud… duh… Apparently he’s a popular priest in … Continue reading

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Will Not Sparkle

All right I already posted about my werido dream to my LJ but i thought maybe I could turn it into a story. So, after I woke up I started thinking about it and wondering just what kind of a … Continue reading

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Life in My Head…

After much fun and witty discussion and banter back and forth with an online friend and I‘ve decided that Andrew, my priest character, will have good taste in TV after all. I think he’s going to be an avid Dr. … Continue reading

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Alternate Universes

Had a weird dream last night. It involved my characters and so that’s the reason I’m posting it here. I’ll analyze it later. I had another weird dream. As I was telling Connie a while ago, I think maybe I … Continue reading

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Been Thinking Again…

Amazing huh? Actually, I’ve been thinking about my writing in relation to the niche or genre in which I’d like to eventually market it. I pretty much think I write for a women’s oriented audience, it may be chick lit … Continue reading

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