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Posy’s Desk

Posy’s personal thoughts, goals, and inspirations.

Why You Shouldn’t Make Fun …

My home state has gotten a lot of flack over the years and North Dakotan’s are known to be fiercely loyal to our state. I’m not sure why, especially considering many of us couldn’t have gotten out of there faster. I moved away for the last time when I was all of 27 years old and have only been back to visit family. Yet, when people complain about the cold weather (it’s just as cold here in Minnesota), or go on and on about how flat it is (only in the Red River Valley. Where I grew up it was hilly and there were even trees!), or do something as…

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A Tribute To Bob

I’m thinking about Bob.  I went to high school with him, and I just found out he died last night. He was young, only forty-one. I didn’t know him anymore, but we hung out with many of the same friends in high school, especially after I started acting in plays and musicals and then became a thespian with him. ,Bob was irreverent when fitting in was still cool. He was sassy and snarky and had a biting wit, making obscure references to old Hollywood or theater that I could barely follow, but I laughed anyway because his laugh was infectious. He was out there but in a way that even in…

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I Dread This Edit

Switching gears from one story to another has always been a challenge for me. It’s one of the very huge reasons why I cannot seem to work on numerous projects like so many other authors seem to be able to do. Even with my next story being a true continuation of the book I just sent to beta, I’m having a hard time. I haven’t switched characters or worlds or genres or any of that other stuff that often gets in the way of transitioning. I haven’t even jumped a year in time or anything as crazy as that.  My characters have aged all of a month since I said goodbye to…

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Exciting

I got a tweet from my friend and fellow author, Con Riley, today, informing me that my book was on Dreamspinner’s Best Seller list. Pretty cool! I’m on the best seller list over at Rainbowebooks too. I’m psyched! Thank you! Of course, to put that in perspective, just go to Amazon to see this: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,125 Paid in Kindle Store.  There’s the reality.  😉 Then again, I never started writing to sell a ton of books.  I write because I like to write.  I’m psyched I’ve sold any books at all.

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Less than 24 hours!

It looks like Fall Into You will be available at 11pm tonight on the Dreamspinner website.  I don’t know if that’s EST or CST, but *squeeee* I’m excited. I’d better get my butt in gear and start editing my latest project again.  Life needs to slow down so I can write some more.  I miss it.

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Mojito, Coming Up

Hemmingway called the Mojito his favorite drink, but the now-popular drink you can buy pre-made in bottles at your local liquor store has been around long before Ernest Hemmingway described it. Drinkswap tells us… Mojito is a traditional Cuban cocktail which became popular in the United States during the late 1980s, and has recently seen a resurgence in popularity. But it seems the drink goes back even further, perhaps beyond Cuba, where Hemmingway encountered it, to Africa. The mojito is a tasty cocktail with a questionable history. The first mojito drinks were reportedly mixed by the pirate Sir Richard Drake, supposedly made from a precursor to modern day rum in the…

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Come Play in my Sandbox

I’m reading the galley proof of Fall Into You and ran across a thought Simon has. YOU never know when you meet people if they’re going to be significant in your life, shifting and moving parts of you and having an impact on your soul, or if they’re just going to play in your sandbox awhile before moving on. If they end up being significant, you don’t know how long they’ll stick around either. Over the years, I’ve had friends who’ve only played for a short time and some who’ve been around for years. They’ve all been important, adding or taking something away. I think about those people who have…

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I DID IT!

I’m doing this too, writing about my high while I’m experiencing it.  I realize I’ll probably look back weeks from now and roll my eyes at myself, but who cares.  Haha.  How often do people experience true, unfettered joy? Joy is most certainly what I’m feeling.  I’ve just finished writing three books.  In two and a half months, I wrote 250,000 words.  It may never see the light of day or the backlight of an iPad or e-reader, but more than anything, I’m just so glad I stuck it out and finished. I’ve been keeping in close contact with an author friend throughout this summer as I wrote, and I’m…

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Driven to Write

I’ve been writing like a possessed woman this summer, nearing 190,000 words in a little over 2 months.  Part of that is because I’ve had this story in my head for nearly two years and it was well fleshed out.  Another part was that I discovered with Camp NaNoWriMo how much visuals helped motivate me to meet my goal.  The other part is summer. I’m lucky enough to have summers off, and I’ve always attempted to write during the summertime.  This is the first year I’ve actually accomplished that though.  As I see the summer coming to a close, I’m starting to freak out a little, especially when I woke…

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Changing a Character’s Name

I’ve gotten nearly 90K words into my story and I had a change of heart.  I had to change the name of a secondary character because it just wasn’t working.  Part of it was that I hadn’t considered her last name.  How dumb is that?  Luckily, it’s going easier this time around.   The last time I did this in a story, I struggled forever.  In fact, I’m still struggling with that change, the character’s old name popping into my head when I tell people about my novel.  It’s crazy how ingrained these names become. One tool that helped me a lot this time was the Baby Name Explorer on…

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Tender Kisses

I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a kiss quite as beautiful as this.

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