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Five Years…

Just realized it’s been five years since I started this whole writing journey.  And…? I don’t know. I’m proud of what I’ve written but underwhelmed by how I’ve done overall.  And yet, 2,500+ paid sales is not nothing.  And having … Continue reading

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It’s Hard To Keep Going

Sometime recently I crossed the 2,500 sales mark.  That’s a decent number of real, live people who paid to read something I wrote.  And not just family or friends although they are part of that number. The sales are spread … Continue reading

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Some Words of Inspiration

I ran across this quote the other day and found it so spot on that I had to write it down: “When you really want something and you’re doing everything you can to make it happen and it’s not coming … Continue reading

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It Takes Time…

I should be writing right now. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to write at least 20,000 words per week for 26 weeks of the year. My thought was I’d front load that and write 20K words a week … Continue reading

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You Have To Love It

I remember visiting a friend a year ago and seeing on their shelves a book by someone we went to school with.  It was a beautiful hardcover from a top publishing house and my friend said that the author had … Continue reading

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Why You Can’t Quit

A good friend of mine and fellow author announced their first book deal today.  (I won’t link to it, due to the subject of this post, but you can bet I’ll give it a shout when the book is out.) … Continue reading

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Amazing How Life Gets Away From You

I can’t believe how little I’ve been posting lately.  I also haven’t been keeping up with others’ blog posts, newsletters, reading short stories, or my actual writing. Life does that to you. I thought I was going to take the … Continue reading

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So Much For 2013 (My Writing Resolutions)

Time to see what I wanted to accomplish in 2013 versus what I did accomplish. So, here were my 2013 writing resolutions: 1. Write and submit 12 short stories. 2. Finish at least the first draft of Novel B. 3. … Continue reading

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Yes, But You Didn’t

I’m sure you’ve been around someone who said, “Oh, that’s easy.  I could’ve done that.”  Or, “Oh, I had that idea.” This is usually said by someone who has a lot of great ideas that they don’t actually do anything … Continue reading

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Fail but don’t quit

I was just trying to find an article I had bookmarked and saw that one of my bookmarks is called “The Scoop on Our Poop.”  Ah, the joys of dog ownership! I was looking for this blog post by Chuck … Continue reading

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