Closing Patreon (For Now)

I say “for now” because while I don’t intend to go back to Patreon again, I have been known to change my mind once or twice (or thrice…). But yes, it’s true. I’m closing my Patreon page. I wrote a much longer note to my subscribers about it, but I know some folks here have […]

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What Do I WANT To Write?

This is a large, looming question in my life. I find myself staring it down constantly, not just when working on pieces for my Patreon (now closed) or chipping away at my two in-process novels, but especially when I stare at this blog and website. Ever since I began blogging, I’ve tried to create some […]

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Towards A New Ending

“You can’t go back to the beginning. But you can start anew from where you are and write a new ending.” I don’t know if that’s the exact quote, but it’s close, and it’s the sentiment I want to convey today as I do a quick little refresh on some segments of my websites and […]

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#APRPAD – Day 1

This month, I decided to participate in the Poem-A-Day challenge. I’ve been writing a lot of poetry over on my Patreon (now closed), and I’ve really been enjoying it. It’s such a different muscle to work and flex than novel writing (or blogging), and I hope to keep building and improving my skills in that […]

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The Dangers of Too Much TV: Baking Edition

Who here has watched the Great British Baking Show (aka The Great British Bake Off)? Yeah, me too. It started in December of last year, when my normal obsession with anything Christmas-related kicks in, and I watched the holiday special version featuring Baby Spice. Then, of course, I watched every other episode I could find […]

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On Losing NaNoWriMo (Again)

I know what you’re thinking.  “Colette! It’s November 30! You could still finish!“ Y’all, I am not writing 34,285 words today. Because, yes, that’s what it would take for me to get to the minimum 50,000 words to declare myself a “winner.” Which means that even in a year when I felt more prepared, more […]

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Happy Apostrophe Season!

It’s that time of year again, when you’re forcing your family into matching maroon plaid shirts and jeans and trying to figure out where in your town there’s a decent enough backdrop for a picture where everyone is hopefully maybe looking normal-ish so you can send it to all your loved ones… IT’S HOLIDAY CARD […]

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