TagAuthor Melinda S. Collins

When the Brain’s Been Hijacked

My writing bestie and critique partner, Charissa James-Weaks, said it best: Babies hijack your brain. Boy, is that ever true (especially during pregnancy)! If you follow me on social media, then I’m sure you’re aware of my amazing news: there’s a Baby Collins on the way! But I’m not posting to talk about the baby–at least not exclusively. I’m posting to talk about how pregnancy seriously hijacks your brain. If you remember, at the first of this year I made […]

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My Favorite Books of 2015

I know, I know. This post probably should have gone up sometime in December, but since I didn’t return to blogging until last week, I’m technically ‘on time.’ (not really, but that’s what I’m telling myself to keep from feeling bad, ha-ha). Here are my TOP picks from 2015, along with each book’s blurb and cover from Goodreads, and my personal star rating. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps […]

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I’m Baaaack… Life & Other Updates

Oh my frickin’ God! Has it really been over a year since I blogged?!? My guess is you’re wondering 1) Where the hell has Mel been, and 2) WTF is happening? Believe it or not, I have LEGITIMATE answers for both 😉 1) I’ve been soul-searching and spending time with like-minded writers (at the RT Conference, for example), and busy, busy, busy with both my personal and day job lives. 2) I’ve FINALLY found my TRUE artistic self…among other things.   By […]

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Oh, the Insanity!

To describe the last few weeks as insane is an understatement. For realz. O.o As you’ve noticed, I’ve been so, so absent from blogging. Funnily enough, I’ve also been quite absent in my writing life as well. With a new job comes new tasks, new systems, and quite frankly, I’m no longer bored at the dayjob, lol. So instead of being bored I’m overwhelmed, and it looks like it’s going to remain this way for several months until I can […]

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Writing Process Blog Hop: My Writing Process

Today I’m part of ‘The Writing Process’ Blog Hop! This post was supposed to be written and go live this morning, but when you’re little sister has a wedding happening in two weeks, things tend to slip (i.e: my blogging schedule *grin*). Nevertheless, I made it and here’s both the info on the blog hop and my writing process. 🙂 Author Kristin Nador graciously invited me to join. Kristin is a writer and a genealogy geek who loves cats. She […]

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The Accountability Factor—Part One: The Family

Ahhh… Accountability. The state of being accountable. Liable. Answerable. No matter which aspect in our lives we’re looking at, we’re all accountable to someone. And how we handle ourselves in response to the many demands accountability dumps on us is part of what defines us as individuals. Today I wanted to look at one of the many areas of accountability in a writer’s life.  THE FAMILY Waking everyone up in the morning, prepping lunches for school/work, getting dinner on the […]

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Tune-In Tuesday: Magic by Coldplay

Today’s song was chosen because it’s on the soundtrack to the new WIP I’m working on… Where the sexy hero is from a magical realm of The Seven Kingdoms. I can’t tell you how many times I listened to this song while writing the inciting incident and first plot point. I just love it that much. 🙂 Enjoy!   Related posts: Tine-In Tuesday: The 2nd Law–Isolated System Tune-In Tuesday: Peace of Mind Tune-In Tuesday: Demons by Imagine Dragons Tune-In Tuesday: Follow Me by Muse

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Release Day Q & A with M.D. Waters

Something HUGE is happening in the book world today! Know what it is? Oh, never mind…’cause I’m gonna tell ya anyway. 😀 ARCHETYPE by M.D. Waters releases today! You may remember I posted about this fantastic SciFi/Thriller back in the summer as part of the Where in the World is ARCHETYPE blog tour. And I’m as much in love with this book now as I was back then. *grins* So today I not have the book blurb to share with you–again–but I also have […]

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Tune-In Tuesday: Follow Me by Muse

Yes, I’ve been absent for quite a while. But I have a really great excuse. And I’m returning with music. 😉 I won MCRW’s Melody of Love Contest in the Paranormal category, and with that win I received a FULL manuscript request from an editor. SQUEE! So now I’m on an oh so damn tight deadline. So I’ll most likely continue to be in and out online for another few weeks. So…now for the song of the week. 🙂 Enjoy! […]

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