Writing & Writing A Book

Every now and then, little surprises can bring new beginnings. There is a definite difference between writing, regularly or randomly,...and writing a book. When writing, whether blogging, journaling, or otherwise, there is usually no deadline, the deadline is minimal, or the deadline is self-imposed, at best. When writing a book, there is often a cloak …

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Book Two: Writing Progress

Sometimes in the course of life, we must do what needs our attention. And yet, we must also diligently strive to make room for what our soul cries out for us to achieve. Promises, Promises Yes, I should not have made a promise I wasn't sure I could keep. Yes, I did not get any …

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And Life Keeps Changing

It's time to give everyone a behind-the-scenes update of our BIG move from the city to the country. Since The End of May So much has happened since my last personal update three months ago. Thanks to our son for devoting three weeks of his summer to help us, the construction on our little casita, …

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Book Update: Valid Distractions

I have decided on the first Sunday of each month to provide my second book update and share my valid distractions (and maybe not so valid). What am I up to? What is keeping me from writing? What is helping me be more productive? I hope you will enjoy and find my updates of value …

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Acceptance Starts With Accepting Me

I've been thinking about acceptance a lot lately. Perhaps this is due to all the reports of bias and prejudice in the news or, simply, because I know this is the topic of my blog this weekend. Either way, I have decided that, if I'm going to speak and share about acceptance, I need to …

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When You Know, You Know

Celebrating 34 Years Since Our First Date Happy Valentine's Day to all of you wonderful couples out there. It seems quite fitting to be writing about marriage on Valentine's Day. In three days, hubs and I will celebrate thirty-four years since our first date. We usually combine both celebrations, opting for something different each year …

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What Does It Mean to Have Integrity?

As we were reminded three weeks ago, we are taught from when we are very young to have integrity. As we have grown, we are faced with the challenge of showing integrity in our daily lives - whether in our personal lives, school, or at work. When we dig a little deeper into what it …

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Christmas Like No Other

This will be my last blog post for 2020. I will be off-grid. Mainly, due to no Internet where I will be hanging out. But, it's not a bad idea overall. This Christmas, like no other, should be a time to slow down. Take some time off from a few things. As you sit by …

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Self-Development Key to Happiness

There are books and courses and podcasts that tell us that the key to happiness is something. In my life, I have found that self-development is the key to happiness—when it comes to job satisfaction, marital happiness and overall contentment. Sure, I believe having a nice education or home or career can make you happy, …

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Scheduled Writings

Whether you are a fiction or nonfiction writer, my guess is that scheduled writings are, or could be, beneficial to you. If it were not for scheduled writings in my life, I would probably not get any writing done. And if you have done any type of writing whatsoever, whether it's for work as in …

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