Tag Archives: inspiration

DON’T STOP — Your Story Is Calling You

NaNoWriMo is my birthday present to myself each year. Every year, I love it. And every year, I hate it…there’s simply too much to do in the tiny little month of November. I tend to arrive at December 1st a … Continue reading

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A Thank You Note to My Heart (Seriously)

Yesterday, I saw my heart in action. My beautiful, heroic, gorgeously fluttering mitral valve. And that pulmonary valve of perfection in the chamber next door. Now before you wonder if I’ve gone wiggy in the head from the cooties in my … Continue reading

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Tips for Surviving the Agony and Ecstasy of NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is my birthday present to myself each year. Every year, I love it. And every year, I hate it…there’s simply too much to do in the tiny little month of November. Even without my birthday falling at the beginning … Continue reading

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3 Writing Commandments and Why I Love ROW80

Novel writing isn’t for sissies. I’ve written software training manuals, short stories, a memoir and more than 500 blog posts and still full-length fiction makes my soul shake in fear. I hitch on my titanium panties and keep writing, and I … Continue reading

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Writing Inspiration Both Old and New

The Vicious Texas Flu, as we’re calling it in my house, has turned everything loose but my voice. I still sound like an adult film star. I’m totally not kidding. All weekend, I had people standing kinda close giving me … Continue reading

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Bring On The Bloggy Brilliance!

About once a month, my collection of bloggy brilliance gets so big it must be spread around. That’s when y’all get a mashup of all the loveliness that has blown across my path. You know I love to get my … Continue reading

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The Most Freeing Thing I’ve Ever Done…Writing Every Day

I’ve been doing Fast Draft for more than a week now and it’s making me feel very philosophical. And powerful. And a gajillion other things. I don’t know if it’s because I’m doing Fast Draft with 12 (FREAKING AMAZING) people…or that … Continue reading

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Genre Fiction – Popular Through Time

Thoughty Thursday sailed right by me this week! Normally, Thursday is the day each week when y’all get to be privy to whatever’s kicking around inside my brain. So, what’s been on my mind this week? Heroes. We’re in an … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts On #Goals and #Milestones…

Last year in July, I wrestled with that swamp alligator, GOALS. Goals, especially those we state in public, often feel like scary, slimy monsters. What if we don’t achieve our goals? (What if we DO?) The Life List Club is … Continue reading

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Is It Time For A Bucket List?

Welcome to More Cowbell! Today is Thoughty Thursday when we examine whatever topic is kicking around in my brain for the week. Since I’ve been parked in bed all week with a bad cold, it’s natural for my mind to … Continue reading

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