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Ah, those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer

I came across this post today, and it made me smile. I still haven’t discovered the secret to getting that freedom of summer from my younger days… But, I am learning to enjoy the heat more! Whatever happened to the lazy days of summer? CHERYL FASSETT ♦ JUNE 11, 2012 ♦ I miss summertime.  You know …

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Feeling the book blahs…

While my book has been away at the editor’s for a first pass, I have been focusing on my day job and finishing up my certification class. I have the next week off to study for my upcoming certification board exam and work on edits which are due to arrive back to me on Monday. …

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Shaking Off the Dust, or Coming Home

I stopped in to my little corner of the universe today to try to stretch out some writing muscles and dip my toe back in. I have been on a sabbatical of sorts while I worked on my certification for my day job, and then life ran a little amok… But I am here now. …

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Muse Loyalty

A funny thing happened on my self-imposed writing vacation. As most of you know I decided about a week or so ago to step away completely from my work-in-progress and my do-it-myself crash course in self-publishing and take a much needed mental break. I had been feeling overwhelmed with information and my to-do list was …

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The Luxury of Down Time

Well, my four-day weekend is over, and my first day back at my day job is behind me. Whew! Why is it that it took a massage, a ninety minute nap, and a bottle of wine to get me relaxed last Friday? I blame all the busyness in our lives. Our spare time is so …

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Four Days – Unsupervised and Untethered

Ahhh, the time has come to take a few days off from my day job… And now with my forced relaxation (? Is that an oxymoron?) with my writing, what am I to do? Usually, when I have a few days of down-time, I end up running a cat or two to the vet (fingers …

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Information Overload!

I think I may have overdone it the last few months. In January, I took an all day workshop on publishing and speaking with the lovely Yvonne Conte. I learned about self publishing and becoming a keynote speaker. In February, I did the first ever online WANACon for three glorious days! I learned about book formatting, …

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