Catching Fireflies

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Wrap It Up With a Bow

Book covers are the wrapping on your book. A cover is the first thing about your book that a potential reader will see, and it can make or break their decision to choose your novel over another. Designing a cover is an art form in and of itself. It takes a special person to be …

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So Then What?

Ok, so you manage to get a first draft completed. Now what? Well, first of all, hug a loved one and pour a glass of wine! The world is full of some-day-writers. As in “some day I’ll write a novel.” Very few of us ever actually sit down and do it. So celebrate this great …

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Where to start?

As many of you know, I have been deep into the editing phase of my second novel since January. Over the last week, I completed the formatting phase. 😊 Over the last few years, I have been asked how you do it. How do you start with a blank page and end up with a …

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1 week to 50!

In the last days of my forties, I found that I am still able to learn new things. I have always been a planner. As the only non medical personnel of group of physicians and CRNAs, I wear a lot of different hats. I live by my planner and juggle multiple projects at a time. …

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2 Weeks to 50!

I learned this week that I can sometimes forget the things that I have learned. As many of you who have followed my blog over the years already know, I have strived to get out of my own way and let myself write. It took decades for me to realize that I was often the …

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5 weeks to 50

In about five weeks, I will be turning 50! Yep, the Big Five-Oh! According to just about everyone, that will put me over the hill. And as logic would have it, many of my friends are also facing this milestone this year. It is amazing to me the huge swing in reactions that they ar …

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Finally Here!

They have finally arrived!! And they are BEAUTIFUL!! Rob was immediately able to start playing these little lovelies. His guitar background had him ripping off chords and melodies in no time. Me, not so much. I have plinked some strings and played a few chords under his watchful eye, but I am definitely a work …

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Anticipation Mode

As Tom Petty always said, “The waiting is the hardest part!” Last week, I posted that I had splurged and was anxiously awaiting a brand new ukulele! Of course, I don’t play the ukulele… yet… And still I wait… Set up time for new instruments from the shop can take 2-3 weeks! But we wanted …

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