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Not A Blog Tour: The Rotary Club in Lowell

It’s always fascinating to see the web of my world come to life.  Yes, I didn’t grow up in Massachusetts, but my mother did and my parents lived here for quite a while before we moved to Miami.  Even now, after 15 years, I have connections where I least expect it.  One of those connectionsRead more

Another April, Another Failed Camp NaNoWriMo And I Am Glad

Another April, Another Failed Camp NaNoWriMo And I Am Glad

Remember last April when I didn’t finish Camp NaNoWriMo?  No, well I did and this April I did it again.  Last time, I was merely OK with the failure.  This year, I am actually glad I didn’t finish.  Today I am going to talk about why I am very glad I failed at something IRead more

Getting Ready For Modern Persuasion

Managing Your Disappointment and Pivoting

It’s been a long two weeks for me.  With the travel and getting sick, it would have been long enough.  On top of it, I have had to pivot in regards to Modern Persuasion’s publication.   Obviously, we were all expecting the cover reveal to be a few days ago, but with the publishing dateRead more

NaNoWriMo and Writing: Writing Every Day

I think the one advice almost every author has given is that you need to write every day.  The idea, from the way I understand it, is that by writing every day we make progress and move forward.  It is making writing a habit and routine rather than another obligation we need to find timeRead more

Reading Monday: Your Probably Already Read This One…

This week I finally tackled The Martian– finally! I saw the movie like a month ago when it finally aired on HBO.  You are probably not surprised that I loved both the book and the movie.  Probably because most of you enjoyed both. This was not the only book I finished this week, I also finished TheRead more

Goals and Failure – It’s My Thing!

If you have been following me on Facebook, you may know that my first novel Modern Persuasion, is going to be published.  I have been coming down from the high that a major life goal is officially crossed off. I am very, very, very goal oriented… add another very in there.  I need a goal toRead more

Sometimes I Fail and It’s Cool

I failed at something this week.  Basically, I proposed something at work and, after quite a bit of consideration, we decided not to do it.  Why?  While what I proposed was a good idea and would have solved a number of problems, it would have created some problems we are actively trying to avoid.  ItRead more

Writing and Confidence and Failure

I am switching things around and Fridays are now going to be me discussing anything I want to discuss in my life.  It could be knitting, Wikipedia, work, writing, more reading, Cedric Doggery, Sabine the cat, or anything else.  Why?  I DO WHAT I WANT! That’s why.  Please to enjoy. Once a month I meetRead more