goals

Bimonthly Goals: July to August

(A glimpse into the future.)  Now that I’m back from my break, I’d like to talk about a few things that I’ve learned about myself in the last two weeks.  I decided to start with a Bimonthly Goals post because I needed a fresh start after the disappointment I faced last month. It goes without saying that I didn’t meet…

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about me, announcements

Laying Low

And the hits just keep on coming… As I am writing this, I am recovering from an upper-respiratory infection, which was something that used to happen to me toward the end of every semester when I was still in school. Back then I’d associated it with a psychosomatic reaction to stress, but now that I’m not in school anymore it’s…

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about me

Confusing Times Ahead

I was going to post some short fiction here on the blog for this week, but the last few days have gotten crazy for me, and it’s hard for me to talk about it without going into too much detail. Long story short, I’m not a graduate student anymore. It’s not a story for me to talk about in this…

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rants

Love Is Not A Mind Game

Dear people of the Philippines: Yes, I hear you. Single people. Married people. People in a relationship. I know how hard it is to find love and keep love. As a romance writer, it is my job to explore romantic love and how it works in real life, so it’s not like I haven’t been paying attention.  That said, boys…

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goals, this is how I write

A Change of Plans

I never thought I’d write about this so soon after going through my bimonthly goals, but here goes: I received some news about a project that I’ve been waiting to work on since the beginning of the year. I’m not going to say what it is–I’ve only shared this with family and close friends–but it has thrown everything that I’ve…

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goals

Bimonthly Goals: May to June

ICYMI: Today’s your last chance to get Crushingly Close for 99 cents on Amazon! Get it now! Hey guys, I was supposed to post this last week, but my sister and brother were here for my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary and we’d spent two weeks hanging out together so I wasn’t able to sit down and write a detailed update.…

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crushingly close

Crushingly Close Sale: EXTENDED until May 14!

Hi all: In case you missed the sale for Crushingly Close, I’ve decided to extend the price promotion for another week! Now you can get Crushingly Close for 99 cents on Amazon until May 14, 2017! This is a limited time offer, so hurry! (And if you have already read it, please leave a review on Goodreads? Thanks!) Regular blog…

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fiction

Blog Fiction: Twenty One

I got the idea for this short story from Shaelin Bishop (aka Shaelin Writes on YouTube) as part of a writing exercise for character development. In one of her writing exercises (downloadable here), she suggested developing characters by putting them through certain situations–say, a breakup–to see how they would fare in the midst of conflict. The character that I chose for this…

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