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Writing Like a Writer

Are you?

Writing like a writer, I mean?

Are you taking the job seriously?

Reading novels?

Taking notes on what makes them work?

Going to signings?


Dreaming about your novel?

Wondering how to make it better?

REALLY making positive use of your butt in chair time?

Are you succeeding? Do YOU think so? Will you write, no matter what–even if your books only have an audience of one–you?

Are you reaching number goals?

Not giving up the dream?

Working to be published?

Listening to advice?

But not listening to too much advice?

Do you tell yourself you can do it?

Do you love the writing journey, even the hardest parts?


Keep going.

Don’t give up.

Work hard.

Read hard.

Love hard.

Play hard.

Be glad for this journey



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Monday. Monday!

Today summer starts for me! Yes! I know! It’s spring.

There are tulips in my yard.

And bluebells.

And tons of cottonwood cotton.

But summer starts for me because tomorrow is my last day of school until fall (maybe even longer).


So I will write even harder in my Writing Like a Writer campaign.


I heard news on Friday that both my editors want happy novels from me.







I’m not happy.

My novels are rarely happy.

Every once in a while a happy book sneaks through (Signed, Skye Harper–released next month) but anyone who has read my books knows.

😦 😦 😦


At first I balked.

I was scared. Still am.

Then I wondered–if I’m writing like a writer, can’t I write my dark, depressed, horrible life novels AND happier things, too?


Well, that’s a good question. I don’t know.

But I know I can try.

So that’s what I’m going to do.


What does Writing Like a Writer mean to you?

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