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    Cancer in Life and Writing

    I know that this blog is about writing, but I want to talk about something that I want to write about, but sometimes am intimidated by: cancer. If you’ve read my earlier posts, you know that I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer two years ago. Luckily, thyroid cancer is one of the less dangerous cancers, and I’m fine now. But the thing about cancer, is that it never really leaves you. You might be fine health wise, but you’re never really “fine” in any other sense. I always heard the phrase that people use about how things “spread like cancer” and I thought that there was something beautiful about it.…

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    Writing and Making Money

    Okay, romance writers, is it just me or do you always feel the need to tell people what you do to “make money”? So, here’s the conversation I continually have with people: Them: So, what are you studying? Me: I’m studying English and Library Science. Them: Cool. So what do you want to do after you graduate? Me: I want to be a romance novelist. Them: *blank stares, awkwardness, disbelief, dismissal* Me: But, I’ll probably be a librarian or go into research or something with archives…to make money. Every. Single. Time. It’s ingrained in me to explain away my dream because I’m worried that people will hear the word “novelist”…

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    Positive “No’s” in Querying Literary Agents

    Today I got a “you have an intriguing idea here” and it’s the most positive email I’ve gotten after querying an agent! Though it was still a no and I might’ve had a heart pounding moment, it was enough to make the bleak writers-block world I’ve been living in feel happy and well…positive! It could’ve been just a form email, which is something you tend to get when querying agents, but even if it is, you have to take the no, realize that it’s a “no” but then focus on the other stuff. The stuff encouraging you to keep writing, the stuff telling you that you’re going to get somewhere…

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    You Might Notice Some Changes

    I’m revamping the blog so that it’s more orientated to wanna-be authors and book-lovers, because yours truly is both. From now on, you’ll be able to learn everything to what books I’m reading, to where I’m at in my writing. There also might be articles about anything in between…who knows!! The point is, books are important. They’re a passion. A love. And to be honest, I’d be perfectly okay spending the rest of my life alone on a desert island with one (and food…and water…and shade…oh, and a man). Regardless, I want to share my passion for them without you and I hope that in turn, you will do the same. That…

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    Thanks for Joining Me!

    Welcome! If you know me, then you can probably imagine how giantastic my smile is right now.  If you don’t, then just imagine the biggest, cheesiest smile you can think up, put a bright red face to go with it, and know that I couldn’t be happier to have you here with me. When a person admits that they want to be a writer, people to tend to give them the HA!-have-fun-starving, I-really-hope-you-can-afford-clothing, what-the-heck-are-you-thinking look. If you’re lucky enough, you might get a more excitable response instead and ask about what you’ve written or what you want to write, maybe even what literary works you hold to high esteem. Most…