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The Perfect Writerly Gift

What do you get a writer on such a momentous birthday as the big five-oh?? Why, a vintage, mint condition dictionary, of course! With a magnifying glass to help these old eyes read it. 😊 This is the 2nd edition Webster’s New International Dictionary of the English Language, unabridged, originally published in 1934. This particular …

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Birthday Week! The Big Five-Oh!

This is it! The Big Five-Oh arrives this week! There will be celebrations. There will be wine. And as a gift to myself, there will be the cover reveal for my second novel! Coming July 2018!!

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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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Filling the Long Gray Days

Winter and spring in Central New York can be difficult. Long gray days stretch ahead of you with no relief. The air is damp and chilly; the world around you is muddy and ugly. These are the weeks between the pristine snowfall and the pink flowering trees. They can seem endless. Or they can be …

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Required Reading for the New Year

A new year should always bring a brand new stack of books at your bedside… on the coffee table… in your purse or backpack… If any of these titles inspire you, go ahead and click on the italicized title. I linked them to their amazon page to make your shopping easier! 🙂 Even though I …

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Hey, You Never Know!

A few years ago, I posted about winning the lottery, or not winning. I still haven’t won. I can’t seem to even win another lotto ticket! Maybe it’s because I don’t play consistently, or maybe it’s because the universe knows I am okay without it. 😊 Still, I wish the universe didn’t have so much …

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For the nerd in all of us

Last week, I told you about my recent brain fog and lack of focus. I also mentioned that I have recently come across a number of sites that offer classes in writing and other topics that intrigue me. For those of you who are also a little nerdy at heart, who hear the siren song …

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Words Fail Me

I have been in a very deep writing rut these last eight months or so. My second novel was all set to be sent to my editor last October. I had grand plans to publish it in 2017 but then the wheels fell off the bus. My quiet, structured life got squirrelly last fall. Between …

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