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2016 – The Year for Intentions

It’s that time of year again where we make lists of resolutions to break in the coming year. Last year, I had a short list: Get my practice management certification. Check. Publish my first book. Check. Learn to knit. Check Lose 20 lbs. Well… at least I didn’t gain any! Hey, 3 out of 4 isn’t bad! …

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Self-Promotion for Introverts

That is the name of the book or course I need to find and absorb. My first novel will be out in the world this month (YEAH!) and I am clueless as to how to promote and market it. Even if I had gone the traditional route and found a “real” publisher to take it on, I …

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The Big Reveal! My Book!

It is official! I will be a published author by the end of next month! It has been a long, winding journey, and I have learned so much along the way. I have done things that took courage like letting myself believe enough in my book to hire an editor and letting a stranger read …

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Thank You For Your Patience

I just want to take a moment to thank all of my followers, readers and supporters for their continued support over the last few months. My certification class is over now. The test is behind me and I am thrilled to report that I passed! So I have added Certified Physician Practice Manager to my …

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An Unwelcome Blast From the Past

A few years ago I wrote a post that I am going to share again today. Reading it again, I realized that while it is kind of depressing, it is hopeful. It is about two colleagues being diagnosed with aggressive forms of cancer and how that can change your perspective in a heartbeat. A few …

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This Fallow Ground

Recently, I read an article over on WriterUnboxed about the importance of doing nothing. The author, Robin LaFevers, talked about how many times writers may look like they aren’t doing much of anything. Yet, they are subconsciously working out the plot or character arc of their next book. She stressed that these times of apparent inactivity …

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A Year In Review

Ah, January! A time for reflection, for plotting the year ahead. A time for rebirth, for starting something new. Millions of people make resolutions on January 1st, and millions of those resolutions are broken by the end of week one. Personally, I  never met a resolution I didn’t break and so I stopped making them, officially. …

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Learning to Juggle

As most of you know, I have been dreaming of self-publishing my first MG novel. What many of you may not know is that this year I really started to move toward making that dream a reality. In late April, I met and started working with a wonderful young graphic artist. She is designing my …

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