Monthly Archives: August 2013

Why I Will Not Have Many Pen Names

Because for each pen name you have to maintain at least a small identity and that starts to add up.

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Thoughts On Self-Publishing My First Book

This isn’t going to be earth shattering or anything, but figured I’d try to share a few things I learned from the experience of self-pubbing the non-fiction book.

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Welcome To The Dark Side

At 12:28 this morning, I crossed over to the dark side.  In other words, the non-fiction book I decided to self-publish went live on Amazon. I’m not going to link to it here, because, even though it’s also published using … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Being An Introvert And A Blogger

So, a writer friend who knows about this blog e-mailed me today with suggestions to boost my confidence.  We haven’t exchanged e-mails in a few weeks and my Facebook posts have been pretty puppy-centric the last week, so I assume … Continue reading

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Staying Positive

In between walking the new puppy about fifteen times a day and comforting her over the thunderstorm we had tonight, I’ve been trolling writer’s forums again.  And for some reason I’m really noticing the people who have flipped over from … Continue reading

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I’ll Take It…

A complete stranger liked something I wrote!  (And, yes, editors at magazines are complete strangers, too.  And maybe I should value their opinion over some random person on the street’s opinion, but for some reason this made me just as … Continue reading

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Short Sentences

So, I figured it’s about time I got back to being a useful blogger that discusses something or someone other than myself. And why not start with a “what’s the right length?” kind of question.  This time with respect to … Continue reading

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You Think About Changing Your Life…

And then one day, it just happens.  Easy as that. For me, that day arrived at eight this morning.  My mom called to say that her old dog had just attacked the new puppy she bought on Sunday and she … Continue reading

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Lacking Focus

Sorry, still off in deep thoughts land, so posts will continue to be sporadic.  I spent a number of days thinking about how to treat writing as a business since I’m not treating my business as one.  Still a work … Continue reading

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It’s All In How You Frame The Issue

I’m currently having a lot of deep thoughts, which means that my mind is unfocused and skittering back and forth between very disparate ideas and trying to connect them. (I don’t actually sit down and tell myself, “Let’s have deep … Continue reading

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