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Three things I am grateful for

Three things I am grateful for.

On the top of my list of things to be greatful for are my readers! Your support is unwavering and it is because of you that I continue to write full-time to bring you stories to enjoy.

I am especially grateful over the last few days for my readers because of their support my latest indie-published story “Marley’s Menage” continues to rise on All Romance’s best seller list. Squeeeing! I love my readers and I am sending out a round of thanks and hugs to you all!!

(((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))

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Two more things I am grateful for are my two cats – CheeChee and Emily Angel.

Even on the saddest of days all I need to do is look at them and they make me smile. Especially in August of this year after the passing of Spunky, my third cat. Chee Chee and Emily were here to help me grieve. When I needed a hug, CheeChee or Emily and sometimes both were always available. They keep me cheered. Pet owners will know exactly what I mean. *grin*

Here’s are their pictures:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAbove: The late great Spunky – 19 1/2 years old

Below are Spunky’s Girls:

Chee Chee – around 5 years

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEmily Angel – 12 years old

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHappy Reading!

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Writer’s Tips

I always enjoy getting writer’s tips. It helps me with my craft and so, with the help of Snoopy (awesome comic),  I thought I would share a few writer’s tips that I use.

1. Keep pumping out good books. Don’t just write one book or two books and then give up when/if you get lousy sales. You need to keep writing and keep producing, because over time you will get that fan base you want who will follow your books.

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2. Take plenty of breaks. Believe me I know how easy it is to literally lose yourself for hours inside a story. I’ve experienced many writer’s highs and boy are they awesome and addictive. The problem is over time it can affect your health if you don’t take those breaks. If you are one of those writers who loses herself in a story (like me), then set up an alarm to snap yourself out of it after a half an hour or so or your health may suffer down the line with tense shoulders, headaches, etc…After a break you can get back into the story again.

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3. Do your Research. Research potential publishers/agents/warnings etc… A good place to start is:  http://pred-ed.com/

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4. Read. More Research. More Reading. Take the time to read lots of stories that have a similar theme as yours so you can harvest ideas. Aside from plenty of reading, I make it a habit of watching movies and reading newspaper articles with similar themes. All this reading gives me ideas and allows me to get a better picture of where I want to go with my own story.

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Well, that’s it for the tips for now. Glad you could stop by. If you have some of your own tips you’d like to share, feel free to post them as I am always glad to have tips!! Thanks in advance!

Hugs and Happy Reading!

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