Category Archives: Personal

Quote of the Day

I just love this:    I do not care what car you drive. Where you live. If you know someone who knows someone who knows someone. If your clothes are this years cutting edge. If you are A list or … Continue reading

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Signs and Messages

If you happen to be a reader from my previous blog identity (sorry, I’ve taken it down so I can’t link) you might remember that my dad died about four years ago, and you might remember a post involving snakes … Continue reading

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Unexpected Twists and Turns

Since I last wrote, which was shamefully long ago, lots of things have happened. Interesting things. Scary things. Exciting things. A few months ago, I was happily ensconced in my routine as a mom/aspiring author, trying to balance family responsibilities … Continue reading

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Yes I Am Alive

HI!!! *enthusiastic waving* I’m still here, still swamped, still finding my voice and working through a few things. I thought you all might enjoy this article: 10 Things Children Don’t Say to Writers I think #5 is my favorite. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2012

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NaNo Meltdown

I suppose that’s what happens when you a) start NaNoWriMo on a whim and b) run out of fun-size candy bars. I am making some decent progress on the novel — a couple of chapters written, which is more than … Continue reading

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Doing Work You Love

I’ve been a faithful reader of Susan Cain’s blog, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts” for some time now (Cain has a book coming out soon). As an introvert myself, I’m fascinated with work that explores the ways in which introverts … Continue reading

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I Freaking LOVE Summer!

I truly had no idea how stressed out I was during the school year until both my kids were out of school and I could breathe easier. It’s not that we’re not busy (because we are, with camps and social … Continue reading

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Why Can’t I Get Anything Done?

Why can’t I get anything done? is the mantra that runs through my head constantly. Nearly every day, I find myself asking why I didn’t accomplish more — especially more writing. I never seem to feel like I’ve done enough … Continue reading

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Three Tools to Help Writers Block Out Distractions

I typically do my writing in a word processor, but from time to time I like to mix it up a little, especially when I’m struggling to maintain focus. These three tools help me avoid distractions and just get some … Continue reading

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Great Advice for Writers and Other Creative Folks

Run, don’t walk, to this article: “How to Steal Like an Artist.” There’s some really great advice there; one point that really resonated with me was “Don’t wait until you know who you are to start making things.” It’s so … Continue reading

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