Tag Archives: personal development

An Experiment in Life as a Dayjobless Writer

I’ll admit it. I’m one of those writers. You know the type – maybe you even ARE one too. We plod along at a snail’s pace on our works-in-progress. We bounce from project to project and it takes us forever to finish anything. … Continue reading

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The Year Ahead: Real Resolutions

Last Friday was our Life List Club New Year’s Milestone Celebration. If you haven’t already done so, please check out my reflections on 2011. Today, I’m diving into part 2 of that list of questions – a look at the … Continue reading

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LLC New Year’s Milestone Extravaganza!

Welcome to the second Life List Club Milestone party! What better time for our next look at where we are with our goals than the “Eve of New Year’s Eve?” I have to be honest. For me, Life Listing has … Continue reading

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Rookie to Rookie: Advice for New Writers

After years of daydreaming about it, and maybe even dabbling halfheartedly, you’re really going for it. You’re writing. Awesome. So now what? If you’re looking for advice on how to improve your writing, how to market your work, or how to … Continue reading

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Writerly Update: Lessons Learned

It has been a little while since I updated on my writing ventures, so here we go.  I’ve been learning some interesting lessons recently as I’ve navigated this weird and wonderful writing world. 1. Go with the Flow I am … Continue reading

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Being Thankful for the Thankless

When people ask me what I do at work, I usually just respond with “I do computer stuff for a university.” For most, that is more than enough detail. Let’s be honest. If you’re talking to a firefighter or a pilot, a … Continue reading

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Finding Thankfulness 1: He Talked About the Deer

  Attention: The Walking Dead fans who are a bit behind on Season 2, beware this post, or at least catch up on the series before you read. Spoilers from Episode 3 ahead. We’re all far from perfect, and I’m … Continue reading

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10 Personal Commandments

Today, I am thrilled to be hosting Life List Club co-founder Marcia Richards.  Marcia’s 10 Personal Commandments for living life to the fullest really resonated with me. Read on, and when you’re done here hop on over to Marcia’s fellow co-founder … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-changes …

Those of you who follow this blog regularly know I’m a member of  awesome Life List Club, a group of bloggers who are working together towards our writing and other life goals, and supporting each other in the process. At … Continue reading

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The Things We Do (Or Don’t Do) for Words

In our blogs, we often put our best foot forward. Here in Hawleyville, I am a woman who gets up 3-5 times a week and drags her butt to the gym before the sun comes up. I am a woman who … Continue reading

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