Dec 17

December 17, 2014

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Story Snippets

First things first. The paperback of Waterdreamer in now available on Amazon.  I’m not as excited about this as I should be. I’ve held it in my hands and was like, “Meh.”   Now for the fun stuff.   Instead of making up character sheets to get to know characters, I’d rather write scenes and see them in action and build back story. Writing out scenes also gives me the chance to practice writing and for me, that seems more beneficial…

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Dec 9

December 9, 2014

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Procrastination 101

I’m out of bed at 6:30 eager to get that one scene that’s still bothering me revised. Coffee in hand, I open my laptop, expecting all those thoughts that were churning in my head while lying in bed the previous night to come pouring out. What really happens. 1. I check Facebook. While scrolling through my newsfeed, I notice some of my friends have posted to their respective blogs. I read them, wondering when I will mature enough to write…

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Dec 8

December 8, 2014

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Recipe Swap

I’m involved in a clean eating challenge that will end December 23, just in time for some good holiday eats. Seven days in and it’s still going strong with the exception of the SEC Championship game on Saturday. I allowed myself a few Stella’s and some chips and dip. Didn’t eat the pizza. Whew. I consider the damage minimal. Game over. We won. Roll Tide! So it’s back to business and eating clean. I’m not big on making up my…

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Dec 2

December 2, 2014

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Bah Humbug

That’s me on the top whenever Christmas rolls around. I’m a bit of a scrooge. No tree up yet. No decorations. I haven’t bought a single present. I find this attitude of dreading Christmas gets worse every year. Maybe because for so many years while our four kids were little, I fell into the trap of a commercialized Christmas. Where everything was about buying and consuming and worrying about making sure everyone got what they wanted and were happy. Spending…

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Nov 20

November 20, 2014

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To Print or Not to Print

I wasn’t going to do it. As a self-published, no name author it’s hard to justify the extra expense. Other than the copies of Waterborn I bought to give away and the copies my parents bought to give away, I might have sold ten copies of the print version. Hardly enough to cover the cost. But I want a copy of Waterdreamer to put on my shelf, and I think it will make the process feel complete to actually hold…

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