boys, boys, boys

All the boys. I know I just posted, but boys.  I have a lot of them (and a few girls, I promise), and if any of this is going to make sense, I need to explain who they are.  Prepare yourself.  I’m not kidding when I say there are a lot.  I’m also linking all of…

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Hello again.

When I started this blog in December of 2016, it was both private and solely for Mason.  A lot has happened since then.  Obviously, it’s public now, and it’s about a hell of a lot more than just one boy.  (Really, it’s about all of my boys.) But first, as always, the beginning. Back in…

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To Edit, or Not to Edit

Always edit. While editing isn’t fun, it’s necessary.  And while editing may not feel like “real writing”, it is.  You are still creating.  You are still moving forward.  I hate that term–real writing.  Everything is real writing, even if writing means going about your business while creating in the back of your mind.  You’re always…

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Of all the teahouses…

…this is where we end. Mason will be one book.  After a lot of deliberation, and several “Book crisis.  Tea date?” texts later, I’ve finally wrapped my head around this book enough to figure it out.  It will be one book only.  Mason will not be kidnapped in the end, like he is in the…

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wings

Last night, I entrusted my soul with someone new. So I met Jack in the fourth grade.  We didn’t really start becoming friends until the sixth grade, and then, by seventh grade, we were thick as thieves.  I started writing Harry Potter fanfiction in the sixth grade, and by seventh grade, we were both writing…

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quarter life crisis

Last night, I texted Jack and said, “I’m having a book crisis.  Meet me for tea?” This book has gone through so many transformations, and it’s only been (maybe) a month since I started writing it.  When I embarked upon Mason’s story, I realized, about six chapters in, that I was writing the third book…

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witchcraft on the weekends

I went up to Maine this weekend, and this always happens. Erin has some kind of creative witchcraft going on, that’s the only explanation.  My desire to write is fiercer than ever when I’m with her.  When we talk virtually, I’m always inspired to create something, but put me next to her, and it’s like this…

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Hello, Miriam.

The High Priestess. She keeps showing up.  When I first drew for Mason, she was his future card.  I like to draw cards for my novels before I begin them.  I did it with Ronan when trying to figure who he was, where to begin with him, and if I was ready.  I thought I…

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