Celebrate Early and Often

‘Tis the season to spend every lasts penny you have buying gifts for people you have to spend time with and pretending to like the things they bring for you. That certainly sounds like a set-up for a great holiday romance where one person who is cynical meets another person who takes every day as it comes and looks on the bright side of everything. Your view of the holidays is entirely up to you. Honestly, you can change your outlook and create a month of joy-filled celebrations. Continue reading “Celebrate Early and Often”

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No NaNo Win This Year

Last year I finished my book in thirty days, in spite of illness, family obligations, and co-running an event for my chapter of RWA. As you can imagine, my elation knew no bounds. I could have written a book a month! I could have gone back in time and won every NaNoWriMo since its inception. I could hardly wait for this year. Continue reading “No NaNo Win This Year”

Thirty Reasons to be Thankful, Part One

On Facebook, where I live, my 500 plus close, personal friends are posting something they are thankful for every day in November. I thought about it, but between keeping the flock clean, fed, and watered, and writing two thousand words a day for NaNoWriMo, I am just going to throw my list up here, and be done with it.

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Healthy Holidays

y sincere wish is that each of you (will enjoy) Thanksgiving but not overdo or treat yourself too rigidly. It’s only one meal. The rest of the holiday season is going to be much the same. And not only do you need to budget your money, you need to budget your time. You are only one person. Be careful and thrifty. Know when to say no. Continue reading “Healthy Holidays”

Real Writers Have a Dog

I’ll bet you didn’t know that along with Scrivner and critique partners, a dog is a very important part of your equipment as a writer. Unless you’re Hemingway, in which case, you have cats. Elizabeth Barret had a dog. Byron had a dog to whom he built a monument. Dorothy Parker had a series of dogs. Here, go look for yourself.

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I will love you forever and ever.

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