Category Archives: Debralee Mede

Part of the Pack—Writing in an Anthology by Stacy Hoff

How is it to write as part of a pack? When I was first invited by a group of best-selling authors—Stephanie Queen, Merry Holly, Bobbi Lerman and Gerri Brousseau—to join in their anthology, SEASON OF LOVE, my first thought was, … Continue reading

Posted in A writer's life, Business, Collaborative Writing, contemporary romance, creative writing, Gerri Brousseau, Historical romance, Marian Lanouette, Marketing, New Release, Plot, publishing, romance, Stacy Hoff, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Short Stories Are Like Smart Cars (And I’m Taking A Ride) by Stacy Hoff

Until I learned about the publishing industry, I had no idea that commercial fiction writing had so many rules. I struggled to learn the precise definitions of genre and sub-genre categories, as well as their prescribed word-counts. That was several … Continue reading

Posted in A writer's life, creative writing, Gerri Brousseau, Marian Lanouette, Marketing, Plot, publishing, romance, Stacy Hoff, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Hoping for The Luck of the Irish by Stacy Hoff

It’s unfortunate I’m not Irish—I could really use the luck. Will my newest release sell well? Will it get good reviews? Or be read by anybody (besides my mother)? How about my book signing event tomorrow? Will I wow people, … Continue reading

Posted in A writer's life, Emotions, Holiday, romance, Stacy Hoff | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Writer’s Valentine by Stacy Hoff

Valentine’s Day for me usually means spending time with my husband and family. But this Valentine’s Day I’ll also be spending it with other folks—an entire group of people in fact. Yes, that’s right, I’ll be at my CT RWA chapter … Continue reading

Posted in A writer's life, Holidays, romance, Stacy Hoff, Time Enought to Love, Valentine's Day, Writer Workshops, Writer's life, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

“WIPpersnapper” by Stacy Hoff

Some of my recent blog posts talked about WIP’s. WIP’s are what writers (like myself) call a manuscript that is a work-in-progress. My complaint last week was that there are simply too many other things for authors to get done, … Continue reading

Posted in A writer's life, goals, Stacy Hoff, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments

Happy New Year! by Stacy Hoff

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2015 will be good for you. I also hope you are still off from work (or school) and can spend today in bed. I know I am. It’s my chance to revitalize before Monday, … Continue reading

Posted in A writer's life, Holiday, romance, Stacy Hoff | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE END IS NEAR by Stacy Hoff

  Yes, Passionate people, that’s right—THE END IS NEAR! The end of 2014. Dramatic sounding isn’t it? Well, for me, 2014 was dramatic. My life changed irrevocably – I became a published author. January 2, 2014, I got an offer … Continue reading

Posted in A writer's life, Holiday, New Year, romance, Stacy Hoff | Tagged , , | Leave a comment