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How I fake it

It amused me to be asked to be part of the "Get It Together" blog hop. I got the same sense of amusement as when coworkers tell me, "You're so organized!" They tell me often enough that I have "organized" on my resume. I'm totally not organized.* I never feel organized. At work I write to-do lists on little notepads and in the "tasks" part of MS Outlook. Then I never look at those lists and panic about forgetting something. At home, I have a to-buy list on my fridge. Half that stuff has been on...

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Four Nights to Forever releases today!

Hey everyone, My first self-published novel, Four Nights to Forever, releases today. You can get it for sale at Amazon, Kobo, and iTunes right now. The Barnes and Noble link should be coming soon. I'll be trying to get it up other places as I can. Thank you for all your support! ...

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e.e. cummings and my father

Happy National Poetry Month! I've mentioned in passing on my blog and on Twitter that I have a new fellow in my life, The Viking. Thinking I would be cute, I decided to write out verses of love poetry on postcards and mail them to him over the course of April. Finding the right poems for this is a tricky thing. We've been dating since early January and the poems needed to be flirty or seductive or exploratory or erotic. Nothing with "true love" or "forever," etc; The Viking and I aren't at th...

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Drawing Class, Lesson #4

Class on February 16th was canceled, because North Caroline got hit with winter ice and snow. This meant that I had an extra week to do my homework though, of course, I didn't do it. I'm sure it looks like I'm putting all my effort into the class and I guess I'm not, but largely that's do to my own incompetence at planning. My next book for Harlequin is due March 18th, I've still got 1.5 books to read and judge for the RITA awards by March 8th, and I've started dating a new fella (he's great!)....

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Drawing Class, Lesson #3

Well, I'm halfway through this drawing experiment and this post will be much more positive than the last. First off, I did my homework for this week (a negative space drawing) and, while I'm not super-excited about it, I do like what I did with the feet. More importantly, as I was drawing this, I was texting a friend and had the realization that I'm learning to draw for my own satisfaction and the only person I have to please is myself. And basically, I need to lay off myself (note: this is advi...

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