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Summer Break – A Time to Pause & Reflect

I’ve been blogging regularly since 2009. I’ve had several blogs on a couple different platforms. I started this blog in 2014 to show my writing journey to publication. I made it. I’m published. But I have other interests and things God is preparing me for. So rather than publish every week, at least for this […]

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Happy BLOG Birthday—Part 1

Nearly five years ago, and next week we’ll celebrate more, I started this blog. I’d been blogging on another platform with other emphases. But I started this one after I closed my homemade organic chocolate truffle business in 2014. I’d been making chocolates for seven years. I was getting older and wanted a change. I […]

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BLOG NEWS – January 2019

Thank you for reading this blog. I appreciate each and every one of you. From time to time, I either expand or cut back the number of posts per week I publish. For several years now (and the blog is only four years old), mostly I publish twice a week. On Tuesday, I publish an […]

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12–28–2016 Blog Post

I don’t know what else to call this. It’s a day late, which is kind of the story of my life. I’ve dreamt of being late to work, late to school, late to church––for many years. I also feel I’ve been “late” to life, although I was a preemie. I should have been born in […]

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Tips for Growing Platform – Part II

Last week, we established that “platform” is your sphere of influence. In today’s changing world of publishing, authors need to be entrepreneurs and help sell or entirely sell their own books. Publishers used to pay authors an “advance” on royalties. Many traditional publishers have dropped that practice, or offer extremely low advances, some as low […]

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Happy One Year Anniversary – yesterday

On February 17, 2014, I started this blog with a very short post about a novel process. Since then, we’ve grown some. This blog has readers from around the world, well over 40 countries. I get the statistics, and I know what you read, and what you don’t. I think, and correct me if I’m wrong, […]

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Blogging Award – The Versatile Blogger Award

Blessings to my friend who always passes along her awards to me – I can’t say thank you enough to Justina Luther who nominated me for the award. Check out her fantastic blog HERE. So the rules of the award are as follows: 1.  Show the award on your blog 2.  Thank the person who […]

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Blogging Award – Very Inspiring Blogger Award

  I’ve been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blog Award by WONDERFUL lady that I haven’t actually met before except through Skype. You can find her HERE The Rules of the blog are to share seven things about yourself, link to the blog of the person who nominated you and nominate eight more people for the Inspiring Blogs […]

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Blogging Award – Sisterhood of the World

It’s award “season” again, and I have three to post in the next couple of days. Here’s the first one. Thank you Justina Luther, for nominating me for this blogging award! If you love imaginative fiction, you’ll love Justina’s stories. Click here to enter Justina’s magical world of fiction. To say a bit more in […]

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NaNoBloMo – not this year

There’s the NaNoWriMo challenge which a bunch of friends of mine are trying to write a 50,000-word novel or that word count this month. There was another challenge, and I was tempted, the NaNoBloMo – which is to put up a blog post every day. I can’t do that either, but I will attempt to […]

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