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Don’t Stop Believing

This week: What (if anything) drains/blocks your potential productivity? How does it do so? What can you do to correct this? Not much stops my creativity; in fact, adversity generally increases my retreat into ‘what ifs’, ‘how abouts’ and straight … Continue reading

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Remarkable Reads for 2018, Part Eight

I had a deadline earlier this month that I had a really difficult time meeting, and my brothers and I have been busy clearing out the family home, so I didn’t do much reading since my last free post. I’ve … Continue reading

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Aren’t you just the spitting image…

Not of my parents, but of my sister. Three of my siblings have fairer skin that tends more toward burning than tanning, and three of us have darker hair (Well, it used to be darker. Now it’s whiter and receding.) … Continue reading

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Today we are asked to talk about our favorite ways to relax. I don’t know that I ever truly relax. I have a lot on my mind. Sitting still is not relaxing to me. I am writing this in advance, … Continue reading

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Hanging out on the Hamster Wheel

Finding ways to relax isn’t hard, finding the time to do them is trickier. I would love to sit and read a book with a cup of hot chocolate in front of the fireplace. Unfortunately, any combination of two of … Continue reading

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Finished a Manuscript!

I finished a manuscript last week and sent it to the publisher. You’re probably thinking I’m a really fast writer, because I finished another manuscript just a few months ago, but I’ve been working on both books for an eternity–or … Continue reading

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Good thing I was born here.

If I were suddenly transported to the Old West and had to make a go of it, I would be in trouble. I’d probably end up being the first person they ate in a Donner Party situation. I’m terrible at … Continue reading

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Tell me a story!

When my husband and I travel, we can go for twelve hours without having any conversation beyond “Where do you want to eat?” and “Do you have to pee?” He drives and listens to a book. I read a book … Continue reading

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Jumping In… again

I submitted a manuscript for the first time in almost two years last week. It doesn’t get any easier. I wrote the query letter and searched for agents, preferably ones that didn’t require a synopsis. After preparing the email, my hand hovered … Continue reading

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Where’d the time go?

I am most definitely a clock watcher. Like Patty, I can’t stand being late. But I also dislike being overly early (depending on what the appointment is). I would rather sit at home and watch the clock, then wait somewhere … Continue reading

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