Catching Fireflies

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Dreaming Big and Shaking in my Boots

I want to dedicate this flashback to anyone who needs to dream bigger… Dream Big Enough to Scare You Ok, now that I have your attention! I saw this on Facebook awhile back. (I find a lot of great quotes on FB!) And wow, did it smack me upside the head! But really, it’s true, isn’t …

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The Tingle of Magic

Two months ago, I pulled out the manuscript for Book #2. I hadn’t looked at it in over five years. It was time to dust it off and start with the revisions. I like to think that if I let my stories languish on a shelf or thumb drive, marinating for a number of years, they …

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Little Miss Perfect

Hello, my name is Cheryl, and I am a perfectionist. We need to start an intervention group for perfectionism. Maybe they exist already. [Note to self: Google this because you need help.] I am one of those folks who let perfectionism keep me from doing a lot of things. This is especially true if it …

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How NOT to Be a Writer

I receive email notifications from Jeff Goins, a writing/blogging/branding guru I follow. I have taken classes and webinars that he has offered and highly recommend them to anyone needing a kick in the pants to get off the couch and start living your creative dream. In a recent email, he explained that the best way …

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The Waiting is the Hardest Part

Oh, Procrastination, killer of dreams. Why do you taunt me so? It is a rare person indeed who knows what they want to do with their life at a very young age and has the determination and wherewithal to make it happen early on in their adulthood. Rarer still are those who can instill their …

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10,000 More Hours

A few weeks ago, I posted about how practicing leads to success. (If you missed it, you can read it here.) I talked about the 10,000 hour rule which is the belief that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become proficient at anything. I referred to an article on Brainpickings.com that pointed out that …

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A Gentle Reminder from the Past

Facebook has a lovely feature that shows you your posts from prior years. This blog post from a few years ago recently appeared on my time line and it couldn’t have come at a better time. See, lately, I have felt like life has been getting in the way of my dreams, and I was …

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You Are Here.

Lately, I have been feeling that life has derailed my writing. I am making progress toward many of my life goals but the writing just doesn’t seem to be there. I can say I am busy, but by now most of you know how I feel about that excuse. I know deep down that we …

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