Mary Poppins: An Absolute Delight

This isn’t so much a movie review, though I will tell you I adored the new movie! Emily Blunt is AMAZING as Mary Poppins, I believed every second of it that she WAS indeed Mary Poppins. What I loved the most (SPOILERS!!!) is the part of the feature where Mary took the three Banks children […]

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Just a Few: Best and Worst Books I Read in 2018

The Great, The Sexy, and the Downright Dreadful Not So Nice Guy by R.S. Grey – I was out of work for a few months this year and was looking for some quick reads. Nothing serious but something fun and enjoyable. This book is what I found. OH MY GOD did I love this book. […]

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Get ready to hear more from J. McSpadden

Hello My Lovlies, I know, first things first…. it has been WAY too long since I have posted on here. I am a bad naughty little blogger. I will admit that I have been spending an absorbent amount of time on my writing and on Instagram. Shameless I know 😉 After my recent decision to […]

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I Don’t Want to Wait Anymore

Waiting to find an agent, waiting to find a publisher, waiting….waiting…waiting. I am so sick of waiting. Why am I a waiting? Because it’s the traditional way to accomplish my goals? Why am I putting my goals in someone else’s hands to deny? No, I don’t want to wait anymore. I want to move forward. […]

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How the heck do I write a synopsis!?

Last night I spent pretty much….all night working on my synopsis. It was one of those nights where I knew I wouldn’t be able to get it perfect but I needed to get it done. This is a great exercise even if it doesn’t get me the agent. I started with a 1,300 word synopsis […]

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A Positive Query AND Pie…how did I get so lucky!?

I’m going to start this post with a happy dance and a major high five. Peeps of the blogging world, I FINALLY HAD AN AGENT ASK TO READ MY MANUSCRIPT! None of that: thanks but no thanks. And not a single word of: I’m just not looking for your content at this time. I got […]

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I Just Can’t Stop Adding To It!

I realize the saying “An artists work is never done, the project is only every abandoned,” because in truth I feel that my first manuscript isn’t completed. Not that it isn’t polished, and in my personal opinion, damn close to being done. It’s more that I keep thinking, “But I could add this, and it […]

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Is it, or is it not; that is the ultimate question

I find myself often listening to YA and NA book genres and thinking, “Yes this is what I’ve been told my novel series is, but my story isn’t anything like this. How can my novel series be considered either of these options?” I am struggling a bit in the category of what genre my book […]

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The Dude…He Abides

Today at work has been a bit rough, rushing through a mad delivery. Then I look at pictures of my cute adorable pug The Dude and all is right again in the world. Back to work. I have three more queries out into the ether, that is a success for today! Tomorrow I plan on […]

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Rejection Letter 19

I’m on rejection number 19. I know, not too many at all you say! But, I have sent out over 50 queries, and have ONLY received 19 rejections. That is a win, in some regards. I do honestly find enlightenment and encouragement in getting these rejections. I am getting closer, I can feel it. This […]

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