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Learning to Surf

You may have noticed that I had been quiet since the release of Nine Years Away. No promo, no blogging, nada. I can’t go into these reasons without sounding angry (and at this point I don’t have the energy to be angry) but when it came out all I wanted to do was work on the next book.  The next book’s…

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Hey, Fat Girl

Yeah, I know, I still haven’t published the whole Hideaway Trilogy yet. But it’s on my mind. She is on my mind.

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July 2018 Life Updates

So…it’s been a while. I guess I can trot out the old excuses why I haven’t been active in this space, but the one thing I can say is that I have more downtime from work, so I can spend some of the days off that I have writing blog posts like these. That said, I will be posting more…

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May 2018 Life Updates

As you can see, my freelancing work has taken me away from my blogging for quite a long while, and while I hadn’t had time to draft any of my usual entries like Bimonthly Goals (whatever happened to those?), that doesn’t mean that I’ve had a lot of things on my mind. I’ll get around to writing them again once…

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Work Mode

So…you’re probably wondering what I’ve been up to lately. Last time I promised you a brand-new blog entry, but that fell by the wayside when my beloved Tiya passed away; her burial coincided with the Sunday that I planned to post my entry, so between the wake and the funeral, I hadn’t had a lot of time to recover. Once…

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So This Is Goodbye: A Personal Letter

Note to readers: This isn’t goodbye to The Great Big Jump! Regular programming for this blog will continue starting next week.  Hey you, Apparently this isn’t the first time I’ve written about you here.  I’m sure one of our friends may have already told you about it, so I’m not going to give you a recap. My feelings may be…

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Dear 18

stellatorres-18

Dear 18, This is not a letter about all the shitty things you’ll learn when you grow up. This has nothing to do with boys, jobs, careers, and all the things you will go through twenty years from now. Oh, all right, I’ll say it: You will grow up to be a romance writer. Yes, you heard me. By 2017…

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My Teaser Thursday Experience

Last week, I took part in the first-ever Teaser Thursday for #romanceclass. Teaser Thursdays are for writers who want passages from their works-in-progress performed by live readers to diagnose strengths and weaknesses in their writing. For this session, five writers submitted excerpts to be read by theater actors Fred Lo and Gab Pangilinan before a live audience at Cafe Publico…

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The Year of Reckoning

Usually I post my blog entries every Sunday, but in the light of all the drama that has happened in the past year, I feel compelled to write something about mental health—specifically, my own. It’s really hard to speak up about my condition, because I’d been taught all my life not to discuss these things in public. Up until now,…

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