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Writing and the Fear of Success and Failure

Confession: I have 13—count ‘em, 13—works in progress at the moment. Thirteen stories vying for my attention, whispering in my ear, keeping me awake at night. 709 more words

Denise D. Young

Sunday ROW80 check-in: Bubble wrap and boxes

That’s pretty much what makes up my days at the moment. Packing and more packing. I’m getting excited about the move. I’ve already picked out the color for my office, a beautiful purple hue called “Handsome Plum.” And I’m choosing between Caramelized Sugar and Hot Chocolate for the living and dining room accent walls. 417 more words

Denise D. Young

Slow Going: A midweek ROW80 check-in

One of the great parts of being a writer, especially a fantasy/paranormal writer, is all of the fun research we get to do. I did a post a while back about researching taffeta, and for my latest WIP, “The Hedgewitch’s Charm,” I’m having just as much fun. 381 more words

Denise D. Young

Strengthening Our Storytelling: Midweek ROW80 check-in

I’m always awestruck when I go to the symphony. The idea that a composer could hear all of those different instruments in his or her head and find a way to combine them all that’s both unique and pleasing just fascinates me. 345 more words

Denise D. Young

Writing Surprises and Adventures: ROW80 Round 3 Goals

It’s hard to believe it, but we’re over halfway through 2015. What goals did you set for yourself at the beginning of the year? And how have they changed? 217 more words

Denise D. Young

Round 2 ROW80 Wrap-Up

Things this round went much slower than I would have liked. Here’s what I did accomplish:

  • I finished a third draft of “Good Old-Fashioned Magic.”
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Denise D. Young

Getting there: Sunday ROW80 check-in

Getting there. That’s how I would describe this week. I go through periods where my routine gets thrown off and it takes me a little while to get back into the groove of things. 377 more words

Denise D. Young