Category Archives: fear

How NaNoWriMo 2016 Worked Out For Me by Stacy Hoff

My writer friends and I always talk about our progress, which is not surprising. The writing community is small, passionate, helpful, and eager to keep everyone motivated. But even with this group of cheerleaders, we like to jump on events that … Continue reading

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Keep On Writing by Stacy Hoff

Ever since I decided to get back in the writing saddle I’ve been diligently typing away. It’s been one heck of a ride. I’ve fallen off. Gotten back on. Only to crash on the dirt track once again. I am … Continue reading

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Back in the (Writing) Saddle by Stacy Hoff

  I love writing. But geez, writing is hard! Despite the fact I had a new release come out this past February (DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC), I am already working on another novel. Unfortunately, my draft is progressing at the … Continue reading

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Writing Despite My Terrible Week by Stacy Hoff

This week was awful. My iPhone and wallet were stolen right off my desk at work. (Yes, we had “office visitors” that day. No, the police have not made any arrests yet.) I spent hours recreating what was lost. I went … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Fear Factor by Stacy Hoff

Because my newest book—my first sequel—released two days ago (February 3rd, 2016), my fear factor has been ratcheted up a notch. And why not? There is always anxiety for any author when their new book “hits the streets.” Will the book … Continue reading

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Ouija believe I have Paranormal Author L.D. Rose Guestblogging? by Stacy Hoff

Happy Halloween Passionate readers! To celebrate Nights of Passion 2015 Spooktacular, I have on paranormal author L.D. Rose. L.D is one of the most interesting people I know—she is a full time doctor, as well as a writer of dark … Continue reading

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Author Anxiety, Part II – By Stacy Hoff

my debut novel, DESIRE IN THE EVERGLADES, is hard. As a mother, I can personally vouch releasing actual babies into the world is much less traumatizing. After all, what Facebook friend would post under my baby’s picture: “Your newest delivery … Continue reading

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Author Anxiety by Stacy Hoff

My romance novel’s release date is coming up. So is my lunch. Fear and anxiety is hard to suppress. Perhaps the real reason behind the panic of “will people like my book?” is that authors think book reviews and purchases … Continue reading

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My first blog post by Stacy Hoff

Welcome to my very first post on Nights of Passion. I am excited to be here, and to meet all of you! Not only is this my first time posting here, it’s my first time blogging. Ever. (Gulp!) Coming up … Continue reading

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The Life Behind The Art: Mary Shelley by Debralee Mede

“The different accidents of life are not so changeable as the feelings of human nature. I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body. For this I had deprived myself … Continue reading

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