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My Writer’s Block Tool Box

What’s in My Writer’s Block Tool Box? “Toolbox” by Sorensiim Flickr.com “I’m stuck.” I hear this a lot from fellow writers. Heck, I say it a lot to fellow writers and also to myself. I spent most of a year completely stuck on my writing. Everything sounded stupid and shallow and passive. I hated every [...]

In which I try to return to life as I...

I’ve spent the last few months working on Ruby’s. Thinking about Ruby’s. Plotting Ruby’s. Changing the plot for Ruby’s. Quitting, then restarting, then quitting, then seriously restarting, then procrastinating and then FINALLY getting down to brass tacks and WRITING Ruby’s. I told a couple of friends that i [...]

That one time when I wrote a book!

Photo courtesy Oboi, SCX Last night, around 10PM, I wrote the last line of Brunch at Ruby’s. Then I scrolled up through another scene or two and added some words, a paragraph here, more description there. And just when my eyes were about to cross, I sat up and realized…. that I was DONE. The “project” that I started in [...]

[Review] Dash of Peril by Lori Foster...

Title:Dash of PerilSeries:Love UnderCoverAuthor:Lori FosterGenre:Romance, Romantic SuspencePublisher:HarlequinRelease Date:March 25, 2014Format:eBookPages:384Source:NetGalleySynopsis:To bring down a sleazy abduction ring, Lieutenant Margaret "Margo" Peterson has set herself up as bait. But recruiting Dashiel Riske as her unofficial partner is [...]

#WIPWednesday – Writing, writin...

  Hello folks! It’s another #WIP Wednesday and another brief update on progress on Brunch at Ruby’s! I am happy to report that the book seems to be making really great strides lately. I’ve hit the crux of my drama where all of the stories pretty much intertwine and it’s fun to figure out in my head how to write i [...]

Welcome to The Sweet Escape, home of writer Melinda Jones. I blog about my adventures as a Literary Fiction/Romance/ Women's Fiction reader and writer. My work has appeared at IndieInk.org, Short-Story.net and Storyfix.com.

I enjoy reading (lots and lots of reading) writing, candy, Sprite, and things flavored with raspberry... but not raspberries themselves. I blog Mondays and Fridays and random Wednesdays and Sundays as time and material allows. I hope you'll drop by often and share in the joy (uh huh) of writing! Enjoy your stay!


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GOODREADS 2014 Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Curvy has read 4 books toward her goal of 85 books.

2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Curvy has read 37 books toward her goal of 50 books.

my read shelf:
Curvy's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)
I have agreed to read up to 20 books from NetGalley this year. I track this via a Goodreads list.

NetGalley Review Challenge

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