Category Archive: Writing

May 14

Fated Magic – Chapter 17

What’s in the cards? Vadim doesn’t want to know, but he’ll find out in this new chapter of Fated Magic. “I see my family next month.” A leavening of eagerness tinged David’s low, usually serious voice. He pointed through the windshield. “Turn right here.” Emilia carefully steered the car around the corner as he directed. …

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Apr 30

Fated Magic – Chapter 16

Two things have kept me from posting chapters lately, one good and one bad. The good thing? A week’s vacation in New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains. The bad thing? A nasty case of writer’s block. The vacation is definitely over. We’ll have to see about the writer’s block. I’m keeping my fingers crossed (or, as my …

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Apr 10

Fated Magic – Chapter 15

OMG! Tax time! And doing taxes, believe it or not, takes precedence over writing. *sigh* “Okay.” Irina settled into a chair and opened the laptop. “Today we’re going to google.” “Google!” Emilia said, laughing. “Yep. You’ll see.” It was raining today, a grey, steady rain that hissed on the glass and distorted the view of …

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Mar 27

Fated Magic – Chapter 14

I’ve been kinda lukewarm on the title Fateful Magic. I didn’t exactly dislike it, but it didn’t really excite me, either. I mean, what does it say? What does it really mean? What is “fateful,” anyway? So I’m making a minor change: “Fateful” will become “Fated,” which I think captures Emilia’s situation much better. If …

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Mar 12

Fateful Magic – Chapter 13

I’m still looking for readers to review Fateful Magic. If you’d like to receive a free advance copy of the book for review, sign up for my mailing list or send an email to kathys.wizards@gmail.com. Dragovich seemed to have disappeared. Emilia saw nothing of him. Not with her own eyes. Not even in her readings …

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Feb 26

Fateful Magic – Chapter 12

I’m really hoping to have Fateful Magic finished in another month, but between you and me, butt-in-chair time doesn’t always translate into words on the page. I won’t make promises, but I will do my darndest. If you’d like me to send you an email when the book comes out, sign up for my mailing …

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Feb 11

Fateful Magic – Chapter 11

One thing writing (and reading) is great for, is getting away from real life. Stories make sense. They have villains and trials and suffering and struggle, but you usually know the hero/heroine will prevail in the end.  These days, I find a lot of consolation in getting lost in my story. Mob life is so …

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Jan 29

Fateful Magic – Chapter 10

I’m finally coming down the home stretch on Fateful Magic. I’m working on Chapter 20 now, and figure I have around three chapters to go. I’d love to give away some advance copies for reviews. If you’d like one to review, send me an email through my Contact Me page. You can also sign up …

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Jan 14

Fateful Magic – Chapter 9

The girl in this photo is pretty happy about going to the ball. Emilia is definitely not happy about the party she’s attending. But the dress is kinda like I imagined, and the backdrop was just too cool to pass up. “No,” Emilia said. “Absolutely not.” Tiff lowered the gown she’d been displaying. The lace, …

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Jan 01

Fateful Magic – Chapter 8

Happy New Year! I’ve been getting some writing done over the holiday. I hope you’ve been enjoying yours! Trees rise all around Emilia, dim and blurred by fog, their tangy, resinous scent so rich she can almost taste it. The air is chill and grey with pre-dawn light. Water drips from dark evergreen needles with …

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