Catching Fireflies

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Tag Archives: classes

Wisdom from the trenches

The last six months have had me following pursuits other than my writing. These have pulled me away from my blog, my book, my editing, my learning the publishing business. But in every endeavor there are lessons to learn. The last six months have taught me well. I learned that I can have laser sharp …

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Story Withdrawal Makes My Head Hurt

I have been trying to focus on my class and the work load that goes with it for the last five weeks. I kept telling myself it is only twenty weeks out of your life, Cheryl; you can do this. Focus and don’t get distracted and it will be over before you know it. You …

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The Words You Whisper

This was posted on Facebook by Higher Self Network, a page I follow for the inspirational quotes they share daily. This particular one has stuck with me since I saw it. Have you ever noticed how we can be so kind to those around us, but so mean to ourselves? I don’t know when it …

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Information Overload!

I think I may have overdone it the last few months. In January, I took an all day workshop on publishing and speaking with the lovely Yvonne Conte. I learned about self publishing and becoming a keynote speaker. In February, I did the first ever online WANACon for three glorious days! I learned about book formatting, …

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Fasten Your Seatbelts! It’s about to get bumpy…

Have you ever noticed that the more comfortable you get with your life, the smaller your comfort zone gets? Maybe it’s just me, but it seems that as I have gotten older, I have lost that nerve that came so naturally when I was a teenager. Back when I was young, it seemed so easy …

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Ah, September…

September has always been one of my favorite months.  The leaves turn color. Days are still warm, but nights are cooler. There is a crispness in the air as the seasons change. But the best part of September is that it is Back To School time! I guess you could say that I have always …

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