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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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A Blank Page, A New Year

As 2016 draws to a close, many people who I know are happy to see the tail end of that has been a difficult year. The final week of December is a time of hope and planning. People usually start to contemplate the coming year and the changes they would like to make. They make …

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Drivel or a Kick in the Ass?

I shared this article back in 2012 during NaNoWriMo. Just came across it again today. Excellent article in Time about NaNoWriMo and what it is or is not. Critics of the event say it produces nothing but drivel and crap, but proponents of it say it gets those all important first words down so you …

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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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How To Get Out of Your Own Way

A post in Terrible Minds last month had me green with envy. For those of you who are not familiar with Chuck Wendig and his most excellent writing advice, be forewarned – he does not mince words. He doesn’t sugar coat and he doesn’t wrap you up in warm fuzzy bunny slippers and a cloud …

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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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Sluggish Summer Days

It has finally turned to summer after a long cool spring. The days are reaching 90 with humidity over 80%. Those who know me know that I am not a hot-house flower by any stretch. I despise the heavy air that makes me sweat with each breath. These are the days that I pass from …

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Comfort Zone? What Comfort Zone?

Last week I did something that seriously stretched the confines of my comfort zone. I taught a workshop that I created! When I was younger, I used to thrive in the spotlight. Or so I thought… When I was in college and had the beginning stages of depression and anxiety, I had a difficult time …

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