Category Archives: Excerpts

The Fourth NaNo 2018 Progress Report (Pulling Victory from the Ashes with Short Excerpts)

Last week, I clung to the delusion of possibility like a raft in a vast ocean. This week, with four days remaining, I have conceded the battle. Even with the almost 7,500 words of my journal, I’m nowhere near the … Continue reading

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The Second NaNo 2018 Progress Report (With Signs of Hope, Thoughts on Process, and Short Excerpts)

The rewrite idea is working both for and against me, but if the good days overcome the bad ones, I might still squeak out a win. I’m still way in the negative, but I have more words than I am … Continue reading

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Focus on Characters: Willem of Uncommon Lords & Ladies with an Excerpt

Class and social standing is very much a part of both historical works and my Regency romances. Showing the influence of my reading novels written during that timeframe, though, you’ll find servants who are almost members of the family. They … Continue reading

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Focus on Characters: Jade of Seeds Among the Stars with Excerpt

If you’ve been reading my books and stories, you might have noticed a common theme that runs through many of them: culture clash and cross cultural communication. Seeds Among the Stars is rife with these issues because I have a … Continue reading

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Focus on Characters: An Unsung Hero in Safe Haven with an Excerpt

Safe Haven is a love story between Lily Crill and Henry Stapleton, but it’s also an introduction to the complications of my steampunk world, The Steamship Chronicles. I mentioned my issues with developing Sam (the younger sister) as a character … Continue reading

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