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What It Means to Overcome Fear

Today I’m thinking about fear, and all the wondrous things it holds us back from. Since I’m kicking my own booty over the fear factor, I’ll be inclusive and kick yours too. I’m a giver like that. 🙂 Awhile back, … Continue reading

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10 Life (and Writing) Lessons I Learned From My Dog

In honor of National Puppy Day, I’m sharing my favorite post about Hoshi with y’all. There’s just nothing like an awesome pet and my first baby girl was the best. Hoshi was everything a dog should be: loyal, loving, sweet-tempered, funny. … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Need a Hug

These days, most of my pals need extra hugs. The world is kinda splody right now, and lots of people are living at the corner of Freaked Out and Pissed Off. And right now they need lots of hugs. I’m not … Continue reading

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Undie Chronicles, Vol 34: Covert Adjustment Undies

Those of you who are new to More Cowbell might have missed The Undie Chronicles. The regular posse here knows: When the Undie-verse speaks, we will always listen. I had no idea when this began that there were so many hilarious undie-based … Continue reading

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Undie Chronicles, Vol. 33: An Undie Jedi Master

When an article begins with “What kind of underwear do y’all mess with?” it’s a sure bet that I’m going to tune in. The original tease said: “Staffer wears undies for a month and reports back.” I clicked, assuming the … Continue reading

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5 Lessons I Learned From Winning NaNoWriMo

After eight years of trying, I finally won NaNoWriMo this year. It was glorious, affirming, life-changing. Here are five reasons why THIS time was a success. Continue reading

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How to Survive “Turkey Block” and Other Thanksgiving-y Things

Oh my sweet potato pie! It’s Thanksgiving week here in the U.S. and I am in the usual flurry. I had the flu last week, which was not a pretty thing as it brought my world to a screeching halt … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Success Tip # 3: Some Days You Need a Pep Talk

In the boggy barren tundra of NaNo’s Week 2, you will need a pep talk. You will need encouragement. You will need people to help lift you out of the despair of your giant plot holes. Trust me on this one. Here are three ways to get your NaNo mojo back. Continue reading

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Day 1 of NaNoWriMo: Are You Writing With Abandon?

Last weekend I attended the Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference in Los Angeles. It was stupendous (and about 20 other sublime adjectives), chock-full of great people and inspiration. There was a NaNoWriMo pep rally with Grant Faulker…and a bunch of aspiring … Continue reading

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How the Yodeling Pickle Has Changed Our Life

Y’all haven’t seen me for a few weeks because I’ve been busy with my new Yodeling Pickle. We keep it on the kitchen table and visit with it often. Gone are those quiet mealtimes. My daughter is learning to yodel … Continue reading

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