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Know Thyself…Aristotle

To thine own self, be true~ Shakespeare  (Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 3) If I’ve learned anything over the past years, it is that the most important relationship that a woman can have is with herself.  It’s even more important that … Continue reading

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Timing, Tiptoeing, Terror…Updated from Long Ago–More Relevant Than Ever

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43-18-19 he past six months have provided me with ample time for reflection on […]

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The Rarity and Value of Diamonds…

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. ~Confucius

I am having a hard time writing this, an exceptionally hard time.  At first, I couldn’t think of a thing to say, “Yes, me..” Go ahead and laugh but it does happen on occasion.  I guess it is because I feel particularly prone to criticism at the moment or rather..the barbs of criticism.   Let’s face it, I know that there are people reading this who do not wish me well.  They have a smirk on their face wondering what “faux pas” of honesty or vulnerability that I might impart that will cause them to roll their eyes and dismiss me.  However, I refuse to be defined by other people.

 

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Novel Update

ast week, I literally sucked the marrow of my soul with an 8,000 word day. I attempted to push myself for another 2,000 words, and I literally couldn’t think of another word to say. My first draft is around a … Continue reading

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I’m a Fan…of You..

During the month of June, I am joining my fellow writers at Blogher in a blogging challenge.   Daily blog posts for the entire month.  The theme this month is “Fan” which can mean anything from an actual fanatic to … Continue reading

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Timing, Tiptoeing, Terror…

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. … Continue reading

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Bikinis, Birkins and Break-Ups…Because I’m Thankful for my Readers

s I find myself unexpectedly stranded at home for a few hours this Thanksgiving afternoon, I decided to post a Thanksgiving blog .  Next to my children (even the one whose headlice is being euthanized  as I type this), my … Continue reading

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How’s the Book Coming?

When you take the plunge to write a novel, your first impulse is to tell everyone, “Hey-I’m writing a book, a NOVEL. Yeah–65,000-80,000 words, all me, Baby!” People look at you with such respect, and you think, “Heh-I’m so bad … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Conference-AMAZING

I had an amazing time at the Central Coast Writer’s Conference! I met with some amazing authors, Marcia Preston and Merrily Kutner to name a few, and an amazing literary agent, Nathan Bransford. Yes, this post is going to be … Continue reading

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What’s Your Truth Serum…

If I could find the woman who coined the phrase, “In Vino Veritas..”  I would vacillate between shaking her and hugging her.  Of course, the phrase was coined in Ancient Rome so the likelihood of me actually meeting this chick … Continue reading

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