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D.F. Hart

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Ken Follett, Frederick Forsyth, JD Robb

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March 2019


***Go to www.2ofharts.com to get signed up for my newsletter. That way you'll get advance notice of releases, promos, and freebies! ***

D.F. Hart is my pen name for suspense & thrillers; I've never found my given name to be particularly suspenseful or mysterious, so when I opted to finally give in to the siren call of writing, using my initials felt as natural as breathing. (I write contemporary romance as well, and you can find out more here on Goodreads by looking up D. Faith Hart!)

I’d always intended to be in this career; a college professor teaching Chaucer and Shakespeare somewhere and writing fiction in my off time. However, life has a sense of humor, it seems. Before I even realized it, I found myself hip deep into a career in Account
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D.F. Hart Hello Rosalind! Hope you're doing well and staying safe. My wesbite is www.2ofharts.com, although I do need to get busy updating the romance books pag…moreHello Rosalind! Hope you're doing well and staying safe. My wesbite is www.2ofharts.com, although I do need to get busy updating the romance books page!(less)
D.F. Hart Hi Rosalind!

I'm an Accountant by day and I guess maybe that mindset translates a bit over into the writing side of my brain? I keep charts and graphs …more
Hi Rosalind!

I'm an Accountant by day and I guess maybe that mindset translates a bit over into the writing side of my brain? I keep charts and graphs and a literal writing schedule. The goal is four books a year going forward, because for me that's a much more comfortable pace. When I went down the rabbit hole of beginning to write my romance stories in addition to the Vital Secrets books, I decided to purposely make those romance books shorter - novella length, less that 40k words each. That helped.

I'd like to be able to say that I write every day, but I still have times where I don't get any words in during the week, so the weekend becomes nothing but catching up that count. One of my 2021 goals is to get better about that - if I can write even 1,000 a day, that's 365K words, or four books that are longer than my series average of 85K. Totally doable, and it will mean my weekends aren't consumed as much.

One of the single biggest tools that I use to 1) stay on my word count goals and 2) keep myself organized is a feature that Story Origin offers called "Goal Tracker". You can set up each of your projects with a start and end date and the number of words you're shooting for. It's a really easy way to keep track, and it's very rewarding to be able to update your manuscript's word count and watch the "percent complete" number go up!

Story Origin is currently free, and also has a promo and NL feature but at the moment I use it mainly for the Goal Tracker.

Hope this helps!

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A tribute

We lost my Dad on Monday, July 8, 2019.

Tuesday afternoon we started the process of going through Dad's things. Found a manila packet, opened it, and hit my knees sobbing.

It was his collection of short stories and poetry he'd written back in 1994. I'd been looking for it for months now, and had been really upset that I hadn't been able to find it. I thought they were lost forever. Now, I have them. Read more of this blog post »
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“Writing is a lot of work, but also an escape. A lot of tears and sweat go into a story, building believable characters, shaping the plot
so that the reader can’t wait to turn the page. Sometimes I’ll wake up at 3 a.m. with that perfect line that escaped me earlier in the day running through my head. But it’s worth it. And the brilliant part is, you get to create a little universe of your own. Anything can happen; there are no limits.”
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“Writing is a lot of work, but also an escape. A lot of tears and sweat go into a story, building believable characters, shaping the plot
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