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It's the time of year when I finalize my reassessment of my life goals. I'm making major changes come January 1. I revealed one in last week's post: no more RWA local chapter. That one saddens me, but I'm also looking forward to being a part of revitalizing a once vibrant community. The major change … Continue reading Changes
Back in 1998, I gifted myself a membership in Romance Writers of America. Several months later, I joined my local chapter and found my "home". My people were there. I found the women who are my closest friends there. We've seen each other through ups and downs in our personal lives as well as our … Continue reading Farewells are Difficult
Many years ago, my husband was on the board of a local 1920s movie palace that had been saved from the wrecking ball in the 1970s. He purchased a book about old theaters that had been resuscitated. The book, filled with photos, obsessed me. I had the glimmer of an idea for a story. Fast … Continue reading MJ’s Manuscript: The Next Project
The final installment of one of my favorite series of books is coming out next week. I'm looking forward to the story so much that I am re-reading the entire series to get myself immersed in the characters again. I've preordered the Kindle version, not something I usually do. The heroine is a real-estate agent … Continue reading Analyzing a Book Series