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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Looking forward, not backward

I have always been one to keep moving forward. If I left a job and had the opportunity to return to that job, I declined and decided on a new opportunity. I applied the same rule to boyfriends. If I broke up with a guy and he asked me to give him another chance, I didn’t. Perhaps I was too harsh, but maybe not. Maybe I was right to move on to a new guy, a new experience. I find myself applying this rule to my writing as well.

Now that I have seven novels finished—six published and one contracted, I have been thinking about the next phase in my writing career. One thing I have pondered is whether I should go back and re-write/re-release my first couple of novels. I keep having this thought that I could make them better since I am a more experienced writer now. But my rule of ‘keep moving forward’ is standing in my way. And maybe I should follow my rule.

If I decided to re-write and re-release some of these earlier novels, then precious time and energy that could be used to start and finish a new series and/or new stories would be wasted. A little voice inside my head is telling me to move forward, to put out new stories. I think I should listen to that voice.
Kelley Heckart
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Monday, August 01, 2011

Long Hair Hottie for August!

This British actor, Tom Ellis, is a complete mystery. I found some pictures of him as Cenred, the character he plays in Merlin, but I couldn't find any personal information on him. Not sure why but that is kind of a turn on—a man of mystery. This hot, hunky, mysterious man plays an evil warlord named Cenred in SyFy's Merlin Gotta love those villains, especially dressed in leather and chain mail, wielding not one, but two swords. Wow. Love the smell of leather. Okay, I'm falling into TMI territory here.
Kelley Heckart
'Timeless tales of romance, conflict & magic'
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