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My Official Author Newsletter--Sign Up Invite

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Hi Everyone!

It's me, Michelle Monkou.

In addition to writing the next romance book, I'm getting started with my official newsletter. Looking forward to getting the word out, on a regular basis, about my activities and all the fun contests and events planned. Would hate for you to miss anything, so I'm inviting you to join my newsletter community.


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On The Hunt For My Reading-Writing Mojo

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Once I turned in my last project, I knew my downtime would be near zero before having to jump into the next project. Instead, I jumped off the hamster wheel to pause, take a deep breath, and continue taking deep breaths (of course, exhaling). What I did was head for the library and grabbed two armloads of books.

Yes, I'm a bookaholic and will always have a book in hand, e-books too. My varied collection, this time, was more than casual reading. I was on the hunt for my reading-writing mojo. What did that mean?

For me, the reading and writing mojo are connected. I read before writing was ever a thought. How would you know how to tell a story, if you don't read? Why would you write if you didn't experience the emotions that you'd felt from reading? Those books that I've read and continue reading always motivate me with the desire to tell my stories, share my what if scenarios.

Over time, that mojo may get stale, lose its strength, or not have enough juice to nourish …