Sunday, August 31, 2014

A More Substantial Reality



Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality ~ Richard Gere

If you’re like me, you’re probably working a demanding full time job and trying to achieve a dream goal, whether it is writing like me, direct sales, going to school, whatever it may be. In addition, I am involved in my church and we are buying a townhouse right now. Whew!

Sometimes I get so embroiled in everything, I get stuck on difficult challenges. I have such lofty goals with my writing, that I sometimes have problems moving the plot forward, or in the case of my current WIP, tying things together. What I have found lately is to just take a break and think about the scene on which I am working. For example, sometimes on the weekend, I stop writing and work on a packing project and think about a difficult scene or plot point. Then, when it comes to me, I have the chance to go back to the laptop and finish out my thought.

During the week it works a bit different. If I get a brainstorm, I usually have to make a note and revisit the manuscript another time. I do have an hour break in the morning taking Thomas to work that gives me a chance to think about my writing as well.

So when you get stuck, take a break, regroup and think about what you’re trying to accomplish. You’ll be amazed at how well you’re able to figure out your quandry.

What do you do when you get stuck? I’d love to hear!

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from Amazon US!



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from Amazon US!


Or, check out my author page on Amazon UK.

Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




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Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Point on Which the Soul May Fix




Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose, a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

When I am not busy, sometimes it feels like I don’t get a lot done. For example, I am a big procrastinator, so quick five minute things constantly get shoved to “I’ll do it later this week,” or “another time.” Then, I feel like I’m rushing to get stuff done, like make a grocery shopping list, just in the nick of time. Do you ever feel that way?
I love the act of actually writing a manuscript. What I have figured out about his task is because there is a word count goal that is associated with this task. I can actually measure the amount of work that gets done each day towards my ultimate goal of finishing a novel. Where I get tripped up on is the editing/polishing part. Not only is it harder to quantify the task, but by the time I’m polishing, I don’t read what I’ve written, I read what I think it should say.
By keeping my mind on the end goal, a manuscript ready for publication, I learn to balance not only my time but also perfect may art. I seem to do that better on a deadline, even if it is self imposed.
What about you, do you better on deadlines, self-imposed or those imposed by other restrictions? I’d love to hear!


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Is it possible fora two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?
 
My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from Musa Publishing!



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from Musa Publishing!




Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme to discuss on social media!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Book Reviews, Rants, & Raves!: Dissonance by Shira Anthony



Book Reviews, Rants, & Raves!: Dissonance by Shira Anthony: So excited to have Shira back on the Book Reviews, Rants, and Raves blog today! Author Bio: In her last incarnation, Shira was a ...

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from All Romance eBooks!



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from All Romance eBooks!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme to mention on social media!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hidden Gem Cover Reveal



Book Reviews, Rants, & Raves!: Hidden Gem Cover Reveal: I am so excited to be a part of Lissa Kasey's cover reveal today!  Check out her latest book: Author Bio: Lissa Kasey lives i...

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from OmniLit !



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from OmniLit!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme to mention on social media!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Another 4 * Review for A Place to Call Their Own



So honored to have a review on Inked Rainbow Reads in their second weekend! Thanks for the honest assessment of my debut novel!

http://inkedrainbowreads.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/a-place-to-call-their-own-by-l-dean-pace-frech-mm-lbgt-deanpacefrech/

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from Smashwords!



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from Smashwords!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Join the conversation, use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme on social media!



Saturday, August 23, 2014

Wisdom Within Ourselves



Here’s to the wise people that inspire us, here’s to the wisdom within ourselves ~ Jill Badonsky

Here’s to the wisdom within ourselves! Do you remember the moment when you decided that you were going to pursue your dream? Did you feel scared or overwhelmed? And at the same time, exited and energized?

Along your dream journey, do you understand the times when you can push yourself and yet understand the times when you do need to slow down and take a break? All of those scenarios are the beauty of wisdom within ourselves.

My writing, day job, church obligations, and personal life have just all exploded this summer. Two or three weeks ago, I had a fabulous brainstorm for both a story but also a new method to my writing madness. I’ve been trying to achieve an aggressive word count goal each day. If this approach is successful I will adapt it as my method going forward.

Day job and church obligations are absolutely out of control. Last week I had to take a break.

The wisdom within me said, “I know you want to finish that new manuscript, but it’s too much. Take a break, regroup, and get back to it this weekend.”

So I did.

I spent Saturday and Sunday going back through the beginning of the manuscript (which by the way, is the end of the story), and fixing things that had changed along the way. I didn’t get a lot of word count accomplished, but I did get editing and polishing done.

If you’re like me, your dream goal can’t come true soon enough. But there are times, like last week, when I just have to say, “I am only one person, and something else needs my attention this week.”

What do you do when you realize that you can only do so much? 

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from BookStrand!



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from BookStrand!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Join the conversation, use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme on social media!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Inked Rainbow Reads Review



So honored to have been reviewed on the new Inked Rainbow Reads site duirng their inaugural weekend!

Check us out!

http://inkedrainbowreads.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/4-5-stars-for-disappear-with-me-by-l-dean-pace-frech-mm-historical-romance/

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Is it possible for two Civil War veterans to find their place in the world on the Kansas Prairie?


My first novel, A Place to Call Their Own is available from Kobo !



Love is greater than hope or faith, but can Reverend Leander Norris convince a jury that the love he shares with another man is natural? 

My latest novel, Disappear With Me is available from Kobo!



Then request an Authorgraph, an electronic inscription, from me.




Join the conversation, use #APTCTO and #disappearwithme on social media!