• A crest topped with a viking's helmet. The four quadrants house a cup of coffee, computer, pens, and a printer. Text says NaNoWriMo
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    A Writer’s Plan: NaNoWriMo Nov. 2019

    Every November thousands of writers decide to forgo their normal lives in order to write a novel in a month. Crazy, right? Probably. But, also inspirational and challenging. National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo as it’s referred to is a great way to get words written. One can let go of the infernal internal editor and just write. The manuscript can always be cleaned up afterward. But, hitting that goal of at least 50,000 words written in one month is exhilarating. I’m participating again this year with a goal of 50K words. But, I’ll be writing two novellas and beginning the first book in a new series. The first novella…

  • Crow atop a glowing lamp in a dark forest. Text reads Rhonda Hopkins, Finding Light Within the Darkness
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    New Website, New Logo, and a New Direction

    Hello all! It’s been a long while since I posted anything. But, I have some exciting news to share. I have a new website, new logo, and a new direction for my writing. After a year of stops and starts, I have finally managed to create a brand new website from the ground up. My old one really needed help. I love the new look and my tagline: Finding light within the darkness… No matter what genre I write, including the dark stuff, I enjoy finding the hope and light within my characters and story. I try to leave my readers with hope and good feelings, even though they may…