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Author Archives: Kathy

Non-Smoker as of Today!

I took the big step and made the decision to become a non-smoker as of today. In some ways it’s been much easier than I thought it would be, but I’ve heard that the mental addiction withdrawal becomes more powerful in a couple of days. I’m looking forward to the challenge (she said timidly). John… Continue Reading

Writing with Butterflies

Until very recently, I hadn’t given myself permission to write lyrically. I tend to strip my prose bare, even though I write to an internal metronomic beat. In the interests of constantly trying to improve my writing, I’ve begun exploring areas I previously feared. Perhaps because of a strong case of imposter syndrome, there were… Continue Reading

Email Arrrgh!

For the past couple of days, I’ve been having email problems. I thought they were finally straightened out, but apparently not. Update! I think my email woes have been resolved! Perhaps because of the email problem, I’ve had a very good writing day, so that’s the upside to this petty annoyance! And tomorrow my oldest… Continue Reading

Anything to avoid housework

Today I’m working on a new blurb for my latest book. I use it for submitting, as a hook for my synopsis, and should it sell, as the blurb I send out to reviewers and the public. If you haven’t tried my interactive pitch generator, click here. After finishing the blurb, I have to write… Continue Reading

Lady Peas Make My Heart Sing

Today was gardening day! Our vegetable garden is approximately 7 feet wide and 12 feet long. Hubby John began turning the soil, then handed off to Ian. Once the soil was prepared, John and Ian planted 3 pepper plants and 6 tomato plants — of multiple varieties. They are having a contest over whether the… Continue Reading

Author Archives: Kathy

Non-Smoker as of Today!

I took the big step and made the decision to become a non-smoker as of today. In some ways it’s been much easier than I thought it would be, but I’ve heard that the mental addiction withdrawal becomes more powerful in a couple of days. I’m looking forward to the challenge (she said timidly). John… Continue Reading

Writing with Butterflies

Until very recently, I hadn’t given myself permission to write lyrically. I tend to strip my prose bare, even though I write to an internal metronomic beat. In the interests of constantly trying to improve my writing, I’ve begun exploring areas I previously feared. Perhaps because of a strong case of imposter syndrome, there were… Continue Reading

Email Arrrgh!

For the past couple of days, I’ve been having email problems. I thought they were finally straightened out, but apparently not. Update! I think my email woes have been resolved! Perhaps because of the email problem, I’ve had a very good writing day, so that’s the upside to this petty annoyance! And tomorrow my oldest… Continue Reading

Anything to avoid housework

Today I’m working on a new blurb for my latest book. I use it for submitting, as a hook for my synopsis, and should it sell, as the blurb I send out to reviewers and the public. If you haven’t tried my interactive pitch generator, click here. After finishing the blurb, I have to write… Continue Reading

Lady Peas Make My Heart Sing

Today was gardening day! Our vegetable garden is approximately 7 feet wide and 12 feet long. Hubby John began turning the soil, then handed off to Ian. Once the soil was prepared, John and Ian planted 3 pepper plants and 6 tomato plants — of multiple varieties. They are having a contest over whether the… Continue Reading