Tag Archives: Muse Mondays

Writing Goals

Happy New Year! I’m writing this post with my phone. My kids were at my parents’ house for a couple of days, and Scott came down with Type A influenza. So, I left home in a hurry to do the 5-hour-drive, and inadvertently left my computer at home. But, I can still do this blog post, clumsy as it may be! It has been an incredible year. I have been amazed and humbled by the way God is using me and developing my ministry.

Here are my writing goals for 2014: Continue reading

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Muse Monday: Mailing Tips

I sell a lot of autographed books through the mail — especially over the Christmas holiday. When I first started selling them, I tried to figure the best way to do it, the best way that would keep me from having to run to the post office every-other day. Continue reading

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Muse Monday: Re-Writes

Then I hit a wall. The relationship changed and became sexual – what I do not write now. The intrigue and mystery plot got more intense and I was able to see just how clumsy I used to be about that type of plot. And while I’ve started sprinkling some elements of faith through the story, there isn’t nearly what there needs to be — especially now that I’m removing the sexual relationship. Continue reading

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Muse Monday: Links

But in pursuing writers’ blogs, I have noticed that many of them do not have ANY obvious “follow me” signs. I have to hunt and search for Facebook links,Twitter handles, and Google+ pages, and often I can’t find them. I’ve had to go so far as to search for their names in Facebook or Twitter and then make guesses as to whether I’ve found the right person or not. Continue reading

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Muse Monday: Hours a Day

Long ago, when my daughter (who is 15) was nearly two-years-old, I started writing. I kept it for a secret for a while. I’d wake up at 4AM and write until 6AM, then would turn my computer off and wake the household for the day. I worked full time, and often went home on my lunch break to catch 30 minutes of writing time.

Even after my (now ex) husband knew that I was writing, I maintained that schedule. I didn’t really write any other time, and I was always alone (or the only one awake in a sleeping house) when I wrote. Writing that way, two hours a day, five days a week, I was able to write 10 books in two years. Continue reading

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Muse Monday: Time to Write

I have to say, I’m looking forward to school starting. I had hoped I’d be able to finish my current work in progress this summer, but I don’t think I was able to write for more than two days. I need to not be distracted when I write, and listening to boys play or interacting with my daughter, while wonderful, is distracting.

I’m also a schedule girl, and the relaxed environment during the summer time really messes with my writing chi. The structure of the school year really helps me stay on track and keep everything in order. Continue reading

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