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2019: Year in Review

Here we are, at the end of another year that went by way too fast. In my 2018 Year in Review, I made a resolution for myself to slow down and take time for myself. As I audit the last 12 months, I can say I managed that in some areas, not so much in others. I come out on the other side without a single regret, other than wishing I’d had more time. But that’s nothing new.

So here’s what I’ve been up to in this, the year of 2019:

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Over and Over Again

This story has been sitting in my drafts for far too long. With Halloween approaching, I thought it was time to get it finished already. And since I haven’t posted a Monster story in a while, it seemed as good an occasion as any. 🙂

Once again, the credit for this plot bunny goes to Kim Iverson for sharing a quote that made me want to destroy romance for all time: “Make her fall in love with you over and over again.” No idea who to attribute it to, but thank you kindly for inspiring this tale of horror.

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On Get Rich Quick Schemes

Guess it’s a good time to officially introduce my business-side website. It’s a pet project I’ve been planning for a very long time to separate my writing from the author tips/advice/q&a side of it. It’s mainly for new and aspiring… Read More »On Get Rich Quick Schemes

Into The Fire

This seems to be becoming a trend, so I figure why not take advantage of inexplicably random flashes of inspiration? You may have noticed a new list of links in the sidebar titled Here There Be Monsters. Every link there is a short story posted on this blog. I’m predominantly a novelist, but every once in a while I get a story idea that isn’t quite enough for such a high word count, but it’s still itching to be told. Lately, those ideas seem to be interrelated in one way or another, so I decided to put them all in one section.

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Hunger

Thank you to Kim Iverson for inspiring this little piece with her search for smexy stock imagery. The video share of “Animals” by Maroon 5 put the final nail in the coffin of my resolution to write it.

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Fear

I was honored recently to be asked to review an ARC of a collection of short stories by Michael Chambers. It made me remember how much I used to love writing them myself and it sparked a desire to write a new one. Then fellow author Lincoln Farish pitched an elaborate idea for a psychological thriller and it spawned this little baby.

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20 Questions

Saw this on Facebook and thought it’d be fun to do… So here we go!   1.) What is you Author name? Alianne Donnelly 2.) What is the first book you ever published? Blood Moons 3.) What is your publiversary? September 27,… Read More »20 Questions