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I deeply appreciate the KDrama clips you've posted, hehe. I also appreciate what you've shared here. I've had some really major ups and downs in my writing career lately, and I understand how hard it can be to put something aside and come back to it multiple times, only to think it will never happen. I'm so excited about how you're moving forward!
Honestly, I don't know what possessed me to do it. Three years ago I wrote a book poorly about a girl who could use natural disasters in an X-men kinda way. I named it Stealing the Stars, edited part of the first chapter, the...
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Great post! I guess I've done the worst thing, but I'm actually NOT writing right now, and have no idea when I'll return ... or, dare I say ... if ...? I'm pretty sure I will, but I had to step away. I'm burned out. And tired. And discouraged. And a little bit lost, but I just had to get away. I'll come back, I hope! And feeling like I can just write for myself at that point. Fun is definitely doable when you're in that zone. :)
Those who don't know what it's like to be a writer can't understand the struggle of writing when you hate it, curse it, and even find it miserable. "Why are you torturing yourself?" They may not say it aloud, but it's in thei...
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Sweet zone is my goal! Thanks for your support, and I wish you luck with your happy writing too! I love your stuff. :)
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MONARCH trivia: When I wrote my spy thriller, MONARCH, I had never actually raised a monarch caterpillar and let it go as a butterfly. I did a lot of research, but it wasn’t the same. Last summer, I had the opportunity to find a monarch and watch the amazing, beautiful process of its growth into a butterfly. I have to admit I was a little nervous to do this because I thought that I might feel like I got all the details wrong in my book! Luckily, I was right on par, and MONARCH will remain unchanged as a story. I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for these incredible creatures, and I’m happy I got to write a story so centered on them, even if it does have guns and spies in it too. #monarchbutterfly
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IF I FORGET YOU trivia: This is me at the University of Washington in April of last year (2013) doing research in the medicinal gardens for IF I FORGET YOU. I took a lot of videos and pictures because I thought, at the time, that my main character would be falling in love with the guy who worked in these gardens. Turns out the story changed on me! But the research here wasn’t wasted, and it was a lovely visit to the gardens. Some of my favorite scenes take place here.
I also very much adore the UDub campus!!! Wish I could have gone to school there. Now I’ll just have to live vicariously through my characters in my book. ‪#‎bookresearch‬ ‪#‎universityofwashington‬ ‪#‎seattle‬
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THE BREAKAWAY trivia: Naomi’s mother gives her a copy of The Awakening — something fantasy-loving Naomi has no interest in reading. Until, of course, she’s kidnapped and her kidnapper gives her a copy to read. Fate? Coincidence? I tie lot of The Breakaway with The Awakening, including Chopin’s incredible use of color and the slow reveal of true character and wanting to break free of what others think we should become. It’s also why The Breakaway’s chapters are in Roman numeral form.
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OUT OF TUNE trivia: This is Cole's 1977 Ford F150. Because he hates new vehicles. He's a classic, vintage kind of cowboy. Maggie's right on board with Cole because she hates the smell of new vehicles, most of all, so Cole's older truck is perfect because it smells like engine grease and pine. Kudos to anyone who can tell me why it smells like pine ... #truck   #vintage   #cowboy  #outoftune
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+Geoffrey Seals , good guess! Not it, though. :)
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It's all kind of a crapshoot, I'm finding, no matter which way you go. Emotionally, financially, etc. Right now I'm just quitting because, yeah, I can't handle it. But I do hope you keep going and you find what you're looking for! I've had my good moments and I'm sure there are more far down the road. 
I'm gonna start this post out with a confession: I'm a scaredy pants. Confession number two: I will NEVER self-publish a novel. At least not until I've traditionally published first. Why? Refer to confession number one. All y...
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OUT OF TUNE trivia: This was one of the mockups I created for OUT OF TUNE. It didn’t make the cut because the model didn’t strike me as Maggie, and I really wanted some cowboy boots on the cover somewhere. This cover didn’t scream country, which is a huge part of Maggie’s character. So it was scrapped, but it’s fun to show it here today just for fun. #outoftune   #bookcovers  
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BONDED trivia: A few years ago (2011), when rumors started flying that Disney was making a Maleficent movie, I was in the middle of writing my own Maleficent story. I was a little upset that Disney was going to do a Maleficent story because I thought I was being all original in telling the evil sorceress’s side of the story. Oh well! I haven’t seen “Maleficent” yet, but I just bought that T-shirt up there because I love Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent’s character, and I love telling the other side, you know? A friend told me how the movie “Maleficent” ends, and my novella, SCALES (the last novella in my BONDED collection), is quite different. It’s my own take on the Disney version of “Sleeping Beauty” and how I imagine Maleficent came into being. In SCALES, it’s the tale of two sisters, Serina and Aeline. One controls water and one controls air, but also dabbles in fire … #maleficent  #sleepingbeauty
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Okay, guys, I really don't want this post to come off as bragging or screaming about how awesome it is that I've lost weight, but people keep asking me about it, constantly, so I'm answering those questions in this post. Here ya go. :)
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A short scene from my novella, Catch. Miranda’s purse has been stolen, and her sister teases her about calling her phone to see if the thief answers it. He does …

And by the way Catch is free everywhere. You should make like a purse thief, and snatch it up! Find links here ——> 

http://michelledargyle.com/books-2/catch/
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One of my favorite scenes from THE BREAKAWAY. Naomi is falling really hard for her kidnapper, Jesse, despite that he’s her … kidnapper. Yeah, the book is a mind trip, even for me, years after I wrote it.
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Michelle lives and writes in Utah, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. She adores cheese, chocolate, sushi, and lots of ethnic food, and loves to read and write books in the time she grabs between her sword-wielding husband and energetic daughter. She believes a simple life is the best life. Michelle writes contemporary Young Adult and New Adult fiction (and other genres when she feels up to it).
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