Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy New Year and A Few Resolutions

  It’s that time of year again. When we say goodbye to this year and hello to the next one. Happy New Year all! I’m a firm believer in telling the universe what you want. It solidifies it in my … Continue reading

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Market or Die: Book Review

As someone planning to self-publish in the spring, I’ve been doing lots of research. Including marketing and brand building. Yes, I have this blog, Facebook, Twitter, and a website. Did I have a brand statement? Uh no. So I dove … Continue reading

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Sharp Objects–Book Review

  Gillian Flynn’s debut novel, Sharp Objects, is an ugly story beautifully written. She is a brilliant writer but this is a tale of darkness. Of disturbing acts. Of broken people. Stephen King blurbed her book and said it best: … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

  I wanted to thank all my blog followers for sticking with me this year through the ups and downs of my writer journey. You are the absolute best! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Happy Holidays! Seasons … Continue reading

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How The Time Traveler’s Wife Saved Me

I was feeling pretty annihilated in October and November. As you’ve read, my life from 2010-2012 revolved utterly around my writing. And my writing was going nowhere. Which meant I was going nowhere. At least in my own mind. And … Continue reading

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Grandma H Moments of December

I get in the car with Grandma H and pull out my lip balm. (It’s in a tube) Grandma H asks, “Is that lipstick?” “No,” I say, “It’s lip balm.” “You could put on a little lipstick.” “I don’t like … Continue reading

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Five Questions on Indie Publishing with Leon Shure

Leon Shure has graciously agreed to share his experiences with indie publishing with me. This is Leon circa the early years. I met him at a conference a few years back where we suffered the slings and arrows of agents … Continue reading

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Shifting Priorities

A good friend once told me you have to go backwards to go forwards. And I do think a lot of the answers are in the past. Or at least the perspective I craved. Being somewhere I lived for 8 … Continue reading

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