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The two topics in the title kind of go together because Birthdaypalooza was a big help for ROW80.

I spent many hours with two fabulous authors on Friday and Saturday. Susan and Kait take their writing very seriously and are very professional in their approach. Not to mention they are two of the most fun people to hang out with. We stayed up until 2 Friday night and we didn’t even realize it was that late. That’s how much fun we had just talking. And almost all our conversations revolved around writing, even the zombie/hot Irish guys stuff. (See Kait’s post.) I think all three of us got new ideas and got fired up again about writing. I can’t tell you how much I LEARNED from this trip. And I’m thinking that just maybe Kait and Susan have converted me to a plotter. I’ve been a pantser all along, but I realized that if I wrote an outline, it didn’t have to be written in blood. I can still change stuff! I can CHANGE STUFF. Anyway, this was a fun and inspiring weekend. I already miss Susan and Kait. 😦

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Today is a very exciting day. Why? Because Susan Bischoff is coming to my house, and then she and I are going to Birmingham to meet Kait Nolan. We’re staying there one night, and we’re going to have a great little writers retreat. We always have so much fun when we get together.

Have any of the rest of you gotten to meet your author friends? Tell me about it!

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A little writing progress. I sat down last night and added some things to my story so the ending would make more sense. I explained something that was just mentioned in passing about one of the characters. I added the simple stuff right into my manuscript, but the more complicated stuff I wrote in a separate word document. I’m not sure exactly where I want to place in in the manuscript, so it was easier to do it this way until I figure it out. I also need to expand on the final “witch fight” scene. I rushed it a little just to get it done, but I know it needs more. Anya agrees. 🙂

I’m still trying to decide if I want to buy Scrivener. I guess I should download the free trial and see.

I’m really looking forward to this weekend with Susan Bischoff and Kait Nolan. Much fun will be had.

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Okay, I’ve been really, really lazy since I finished Round Three early. I should have been writing down notes for my next Libby Fox novella. I should have been proofing Starfane for the print version. I should have been…. You get the picture. I’ve been LAZY! But this weekend has inspired me to get to work.

I spent Saturday with some wonderful people. I arrived at the home of Susan Bischoff in time to eat some wonderful taco soup with her and Kait Nolan. We had tons of fun, talking a little shop, laughing at Twilight spoofs on YouTube, and just enjoying each other’s company. Later in the afternoon, Andrew Mocete and his lovely wife arrived. We all went out to dinner and had a really good time. The only bad thing about the restaurant is that it was too loud to talk to everyone at the table, since the football game was on and there were a lot of fans there. We got to watch Tennessee lose to Florida. 😦 My biggest regret was that I had other obligations on Sunday and couldn’t join everyone then. But I felt really lucky to be able to at least spend my Saturday with such awesome people. It has definitely kicked my butt a little and made me want to get back to writing!

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I don’t usually do reviews on my blog because I’m really just not good at writing them. But I felt like I had to try with this one, because of the complete awesomeness of this book.

I’ve waited for this book to come out for a long time, and it was definitely worth the wait. I was pulled into the story from page one, and I could barely make myself stop reading long enough to do things that needed to be done. You know, like go to work. Very well written, exciting, romantic…these are just a few words to describe this story that wove it’s way into my heart. I was so blown away by this book that I had a really hard time getting it off my mind after I finished reading it. I think that’s a good indicator that a book is awesome…when the reader thinks about it after it’s over. You HAVE to read this book!

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There are two novellas that I absolutely love. I just finished reading Eaters by Michelle DePaepe. If you like zombies at all, you’ll like this one. It was just awesome. A little birdie told me there are two more novellas in the series.

Also, I’m about 1/3 through Devil’s Eye by Kait Nolan. And I’m really loving it. It’s such a treat to read two very different, but very good, stories in a row. You’ve got to check these two out!

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A Round of Words in 80 Days is a writing challenge that came from the brilliant mind of Kait Nolan. The idea is for a group of writers to get together and inspire and encourage each other. This is not the frenzy that NaNoWriMo is, but a challenge that’s much more doable for those who don’t feel comfortable trying to write 1,667 words a day. Think of this as a kinder, gentler NaNo.

Interested? Then here’s the link for A Round of Words in 80 Days Sign up!

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