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To Finish Reading or Not? (For real this time!)

​(Oops! When I ​ ​originally wrote this on November 26th, I thought I’d saved the post. But somehow, the text from the previous week’s post about my run-in with the door showed up on the blog under this title instead. Because, you know, the universe apparently wants to make sure everyone knows about that embarrassing, […]

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The Best Laid Plans…

This is not the blog post I intended to go out this evening. But the post I started writing earlier included an array of images and links that I wanted to be displayed in a certain manner. Of course, I’d never actually done that type of layout before. As you can probably guess, it proved to […]

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To Finish Reading or Not?

No, the title of this post isn’t my attempt at rewriting an old joke. And it’s not a euphemism for being hit by someone, either. No, this is the story of one of those little occurrences that life throws at me to wake me up.The Setup Early morning, before work. It’s dark out. I hear the dog […]

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A Writer Walks Into a Door

No, the title of this post isn’t my attempt at rewriting an old joke. And it’s not a euphemism for being hit by someone, either. No, this is the story of one of those little occurrences that life throws at me to wake me up.The Setup Early morning, before work. It’s dark out. I hear the dog […]

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Reluctant to Write

There are some days when I delay working on my writing, putting it off for hours before finally opening up my manuscript. Sometimes I feel as if I don’t have anything exciting to write. Other times I’m not in the mood to write the next scene, or I fear it will take too much out […]

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November Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

The November edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, November 7th. It includes the latest round of funny typos. If you’re a subscriber and don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folder. For Gmail users, it might also be on your Promotions tab. If my emails are consistently ending up […]

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A Writer’s Imagination…

Being a writer means that my mind occasionally amuses itself with fanciful scenarios.  Case in point, this “diary” entry from my alter ego: Saturday Visited one of my primary sources for intel today. Received updates on two out of three critical topics. Will visit other sources for info on third topic. After visit, did reconnaissance. Spotted a […]

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Fleshing Out the Villains

The first draft of my current manuscript was written only from the hero and heroine’s points of view (POV), which is typical for me. I like to get the basic story down before I add additional POVs. Now I’m going through and adding secondary character POVs. That includes adding POVs for the villains. A recent episode of […]

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A Matter of Degrees

​All day long I’ve felt off. Chilled to the bone. Yet ​my eyes have been burning. I figured I might have a slight fever, so I took my temperature when I got home from work.36.33 Wait! What?! No wonder I’m so cold!! Normal for me is about 97.5F. LOL ​Actually, I’m pretty sure that at 36.33F I’d be […]

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October Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

From the Better Late than Never camp: The ​October edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, ​October ​3rd. It includes ​​book, music, and podcast recommendations. If you’re a subscriber and don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folder. For Gmail users, it might also be on your Promotions tab. If […]

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