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Dark Skies is almost here!

Yay! I am so excited! Dark Skies is almost ready.  I just got notice from my editor that I should have the manuscript back by tomorrow.  I'll go over the edits, get it proofread, back to the editor for a second read through, then I'll be ready to publish.
Dark Skies has a lot going on and has a much different feel than Gathering Storm.  So far, the comment from my editor has been positive and she's following the story lines with no problems at all. Woohoo!! 
I think I've mentioned before that I write without an outline and really allowing the story to come out naturally. I enjoy this style of writing, but a challenge is being able to tie everything together in a logical manner as they come out -- especially when there is so much coming out.  All the characters wanted a turn in this one.  I can't wait for you to find out what I'm talking about.  Here's the book description to give you an idea of what's to come:
Passions are erupting…

Cryptic alliances ar…

Writing again!

Hooray! Hooray! The writer's block is dead! OMG! I cannot believe how long it took me to shake this last paralyzing bout of writer's blog.  It was awful, but I am happy to report that I am back in the seat and have written about six new pages. Wahoo!

I feel like a weight has been lifted off of me and I can breathe again. It's really odd how writer's block affects me. It actually changes my mood, it dampens my spirits, and basically makes me go through all sorts of crazy.  It's not fun.

How did I do it? How did I slay the dragon named, Writer's Block? I think what finally worked was forcing myself to write.
Duh! Yeah, that's how I felt too.

But, I forced myself to write anything and that was the key. It took my focus off of Tempest Dawn and I wasn't so tunnel visioned. Forcing myself to write anything, was a matter of making sure my brain was still working,  thatI can still string words together coherently, and it was about clearing clutter.

I have a bu…


Grrr! I am completely stumped. I have been trying to come up with something, anything, to rock me out of my current writer's block. It is so frustrating. I want so badly to work on Tempest Dawn and nothing is coming to me. NOTHING! It is so aggravating.

Tempest Dawn is going to be the last book in the series and maybe I'm stalling because I don't want it to end? I don't know. Maybe I'm stumped because there are parts of the book that I know has to happen, but I feel intimidated by it. Epic battle scene, good vs. evil, and the possible demise of a beloved character? Aaargh, I don't know if I can do it.

Tempest Dawn, why do you cause me so much grief?!

Is it right that I have so many thoughts running through my mind, but yet none of it will transfer to paper? My muses are taunting me, teasing me, and generally making me want to cry right now. This is so not right, but what can I do? It feels like I've tried everything.

Blech! Gag! Writer's block, you cur…