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Just a quick post to say hello and give an update on life and writing. Bound in Smoke is going pretty well. I’m at about 50K new words with most of the updated rejiggered story in place. The usual self-doubt is there, of course. I can’t speak for all writers, but I know time and […]
I hope everyone is managing 2022 as well as possible in these stressful and trying times. Don’t forget to take time for yourself and your inner peace. I wanted to update everyone on my writing. Bound in Smoke is going very well. I’m in a spot where word count isn’t increasing very fast but the […]
For years I have been trying to get reversions for the first two books in the My Immortals series (My Wicked Enemy and My Forbidden Desire) but have had no luck. My publisher has refused to entertain any buy-back offers even though the books make them no money. They have earned my undying resentment for […]
Here at Jewel HQ we have been watching holiday movies as one does at this time of year. Here are the movies we’ve watched so far, and a quick rating. They’re in no particular order. We watched on Netflix. A California Christmas, City Lights. This is a sequel to A California Christmas. The sequel was […]
I hope all is well with everyone and that those who celebrated US Thanksgiving had a safe and wonderful day. Per Jewel HQ tradition, now that it’s after Thanksgiving, we can appropriately procrastinate preparations for the holidays. The weather here has been about as wintery as the North Bay gets. This year there is a […]
As I write this post, tomorrow is the U.S. celebration of Halloween, a holiday beloved by many here, so spooky greetings to all! Here is a picture of my happily transplanted pitcher plants. They will soon be dormant for winter, but right now they’re very pretty. They happily consume garden pests, so yay! And, as […]
I suppose technically it’s not Fall yet, but let’s not quibble. As we move into what will hopefully be cooler, wetter weather, the writing is going well. I switched up my schedule and now write in the mornings before my “commute” into the living room for the day job. I’ve also made some progress with […]
I hope everyone is well and that you’re reading lots of fabulous books. Let me know in the comments what you’ve read lately. Here at Jewel HQ things are going pretty well, all things considered. Bound In Smoke continues to develop in exciting ways. I’m writing everyday and also making sure I am keeping the […]