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The Six Lessons Vertigo Taught Me

1. Appreciate the Small Things From December through April, walking around outside went from impossible to challenging to doable with care. Being able to move my gaze around the yard while I am walking Emerson is a new treat. 2. … Continue reading

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Taking My Time

  I spent the past year rushing. Rushing to get revisions done. Rushing to line up promo events. Rushing to create marketing materials. Rushing. Rushing. Rushing. I can’t remember a single moment where I wasn’t trying to do something faster … Continue reading

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A Week Without My Laptop

Last week my laptop went down. A major hardware problem made it malfunction. I still had Apple Care protection so I called in and then sent my laptop off to the Apple Engineers. It completely derailed my week. Because despite … Continue reading

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Author Unwind and Wind Up

Author Unwinding I’ve been working 7 days a week since well probably February. I’m now cutting back to 6.5 days a week. Sundays will be my half day. I need to take some time for me. To unwind. LOL. I … Continue reading

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What’s Happening with my Novel Part II

Right now, I feel like a juggler of fire and a lion tamer all rolled into one. When you indie publish, there are so many pieces to a very enormous project. Excel spreadsheets are my new best friend. Createspace has … Continue reading

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Revision Wars–Battling Miranda

The second hardest part of revising? Battling my inner critic, Miranda. It’s been 10 weeks since I started on this re-vision of my manuscript. Drafting new scenes, reworking old scenes into an alternate POV. 10 weeks of hearing Miranda say … Continue reading

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Finishing The First Draft of my 3rd WIP

This is what it feels like to write “The End” on my third novel. I see the entire thing clearly and am delighted by the ending. I’m ready to put it aside for a month or two. Long enough that … Continue reading

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I’ll Panic Later

I’m not one to lose it in the moment. The more serious the problem the more composed I seem. I’ll navigate through the hurricane…and collapse a week later. The worst thing I’ve ever heard someone at the wheel say to … Continue reading

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Pickpockets and Police in Xian

Today we slept in until the workers awakened us at 10am banging. I did laundry in sink to expel some nervous energy. OL threw covers over his head. I decided to buy the expensive silk scarf at Wanda plaza. We … Continue reading

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There’s A Demon in my phone

Yesterday, I spent 2 hours of my day wasted on tech problems because there was a demon in my phone. A what? A ghost, a demon, an evil spirit. A glitch. Whatever. Something nasty took control of my Droid Incredible. … Continue reading

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