Tag Archive: Taurin Chronicles

On Promoting My Fiction…

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I just have one question: Why in the holy heck am I not promoting my works of fiction?

Remember this one? The one that started it all?

Let me back up.

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Micro-choices

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I think January might become my reset, reflect, rejuvenate month from now on. I might even call it a Sabbath month.

After navigating:

  • Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve/Day, youngest child’s 15th birthday;
  • Visits from the two adult children, daughter-in-law, and grandson; and
  • Assorted projects, obligations, and appointments that have come up since early December

… the last week or so has been a welcome relief.

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A Decade of Fiction

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So. September, eh?

That was the last time I checked in with y’all. I’m not sure how I managed to let a whole season pass without so much as a “hey, I’m still alive” post. But then, it’s not like I’ve never done that before…

Fall was very busy for me with freelance copywriting, which was generally a good thing. I did manage to blog a little more over at Story Junction, so maybe I used all of my blogging abilities there instead of here.

In any case, I have many updates…

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Writing About Writing

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How strange it is to look up and discover that the only thing I have to write about today is writing.

Actual, real-time image of my editing process. That’s my longsuffering husband in the background.
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The Things I Know

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It happened again.

I was doing my daily 1,000 words on Soultainted. Aside from our two-week road trip, I’ve been doing those words pretty much every day. I’m finding that focusing for half an hour or an hour on doing the words seems to wake up my brain. Maybe I’m finally starting to understand why some writers start every day with words…

This meme has nothing to do with my post. It’s just my favorite.

In any case, once again, I was writing along and stumbled onto a fact about a character that I knew as surely as I know that the sun will rise tomorrow. I can’t tell you how I knew. All I can tell you is that this fact was a revelation to some of the characters in the scene, but that as soon as I typed it, I knew it was true in that world.

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The Perfection Monster

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So I stumbled upon this article today, and to say that it hit home is a bit of an understatement.

I know this is really going to shock most of you… You might want to sit down when I reveal this… You ready? Hold on…

I struggle with perfectionism.

I’ll pause while you all gasp in surprise and recover your faculties.

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Rereading “Ravenmarked” in 40 Easy Steps

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I’m attempting to re-read Ravenmarked and Bloodbonded in order to avoid continuity issues with Unquickened. I did manage to get through Ravenmarked. This is what it looked like when I was done:

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The CrockPot Method

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I got an Instant Pot for Christmas.

It only took me about two months to take it out of the box.

Keep in mind–this is a gift I said I wanted at some point in 2018. And my husband remembered that and bought it for me. My friends who had one said it was great for getting food on the table fast on busy days. It seemed like a way to get rid of some of the extra cookware in the kitchen–I wouldn’t need my rice cooker and CrockPot anymore, and maybe I could even ditch the red Dutch oven that I love so much.

My current favorite cooking implement.
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Breathing

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I just have one question: Why do I not have a massage therapist living in my house?

August has been a challenge around here. This summer has set a record for hot days in the Portland-Metro area–30 or 31, I think. The previous record was in 2015 with 29. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but I hate the heat. I hate it. I hate it so much. I understand that sun is a good thing and it’s important and all that, but why does it have to be HOT? So I’ve been sort of melting a lot for two months.
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Catching Up

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Oh hey there, friends.

I have no idea how I managed to let three months go by without so much as an “I’m still alive” post. It feels like I JUST posted something. I don’t know where the three months went. Suffice to say… I’m still alive.

This spring has been reasonably uneventful. In the general news category….

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