The Pooter Gremlin

I know it has been a few days since I blogged. Some of you might have been wondering if I survived the onslaught of male teenagers that invaded my home over the weekend. Somehow, I managed to live through it. Watching teenage gremlins interact is perplexing at times. There’s just a big part of me […]

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Aspiring Author Tools

This is going to be a super short post, but I wanted to put it out there for those of you that are clicking away on your keyboards as you put the stories running rampant in your mind on a Word document. When you get the point to where you are ready to query agents, […]

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Never Give Up

Y’all, today I feel accomplished. Today, I harbor hope in my heart as I stare at the typed papers in front of me. I finished editing my next novel, which I am pretty stoked about. *insert screaming girl who’s jumping up and down like an idiot* Yeah, definitely excited. I’ve been working on my craft […]

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Ashyer Black – Query Letter

I’ve been pretty quiet when it comes to putting my query letter out there for people to review and see. Of course, I’m not counting any family or friends who read through it, helped edit it, and all that jazz. I love them, and I appreciate their advice, but I think they’re a little partial […]

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Caffeine, Anyone?

            There have been several mornings, and even more nights, that I wish I liked coffee. Then I could stand in line at a Starbucks before the break of dawn instead of lumbering through the airport like a semi-business-like zombie woman. But, in all honesty, I hate that stuff. Can’t stand coffee – vomited a […]

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Old Stories & Memories

I’ve been combing through old laptops, moving pictures and old stories to a USB drive. There were a few stories I had started, then stopped. When my grandmother died, a piece of me died as well. There was a part of me that was sad that I couldn’t share my stories with her, and when […]

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Kindness

I have spent quite a bit of time shuffling through airports – from the nice, small airports like the one in Louisville, KY to the bustling, chaotic one in Atlanta, GA. I always find it interesting to sit back and just watch people. There are so many people in different stages of their lives, with […]

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Perseverance

Since early Fall, I have been spending my nights and weekends clicking away on my laptop keyboard as I built my manuscript – one page at a time. After I finished writing it, I sat back and soaked it in, then hollered for my child. My ten-year-old son rushed into my room, a huge smile […]

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