2009

Well 2009 is almost over and as I look back through the year, I’m thinking of what I’ve done and what I’ve failed to do. I had two articles published and just sent out a third one. A Touch of Magick is finally coming together. I have much of my first rewrites done so that
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Bless me Father for I have sinned. It’s been…oh…about two and half months since I wrote anything. Can it really be that long? It really is so hard to lie in a blog. That stupid little date right at the top of the last post is evidence against me. Lucky for me my writing is
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With being a writer comes a whole host of mental illnesses. Here are just a few. Anxiety Distorder – experienced when presented with a blank page or whenever a deadline approaches. Bi-Polar Disorder – One day you love everything you’ve ever written, the next day you hate everything you’ve ever written. Paranoid Schizophrenia – You’re
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with a character.   There are many great new characters in books, in movies & on tv that make you fall in love with them.  A couple of my favorites are Bella in the Twilight series and Prince Mikhail in Christine Feehan’s Dark series.  My newest love is Cappie from ABC Family’s Greek.  He’s so complicated, fun and memorable. 
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Sometimes it gets hard to write well, especially if you only have a vague idea of your characters. This is one of my biggest problems when it comes to writing fiction. I have blurry vision and can’t see my characters or the setting very well. I’ve devised a way to get around this blurry vision
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My articles have been in print now for a whole month. It feels kind of weird to open a magazine and see my name in big bold letters. Not being one to stand out (well not on purpose anyway) it makes me nervous to think that I might have forgotten a comma somewhere or used
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I must be doing something right. I’ve subbed two stories in the past two days. One to My Light Magazine and the other to Chicken Soup for the Soul. I also have an article ready to send off to Highlights Magazine and I have several queries I’m working on. I’ve been taking a notebook with
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I just got a preview of one of two articles that will be out in July. One is in Family Chronicle and the other is in Discovering Family History. It is so exciting & inspiring to see my name in print. Although I’m still not sure I’m quite comfortable having my name in huge bold
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Apparently I need an attitude adjustment.  I just looked at my posts for the year and they are so negative.  That is no way to motivate anyone to writing.  So I resolve to make each post as a means of helping to motivate and inspire others to write. Here are my “tricks” for getting excited
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My good intentions at the beginning of this year have kind fizzled out. It doesn’t help that I have bronchitis again, (2nd time in 3 months) and I’ve been ultra busy with work and my son’s activitities. I’m of course not making excuses for my lazy ways, because I’ve learned to accept that I’m a
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