Celebrate the Small Things Friday

Another great week and wonderful things to celebrate…   1)      I am half-way through the initial review pass of ALL THAT MATTERS, and I cried too many times to count; I even had to walk away from the edits because I was so emotional. This is definitely worth celebrating. It’s also kind of surreal. 2)      …

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Friday Round Up

Well, it’s been a busy week. And a good week. I created more pages on my website, and I started reviewing (and editing, of course, because I can’t read without fixing) the sequel to Everything That Matters. All That Matters is about 3/4 complete (245 pages or so) and I haven’t looked at it in …

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If it’s Friday, it must be time to Celebrate The Small Things!

I joined Celebrate the Small Things Friday blog hop a while ago. The inspiration of Viklit over at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author. And great inspiration it is! I have much to celebrate this week. On Monday, I finished the second-pass polish edits on my novel, Everything That Matters, and on Wednesday I sent it to …

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Did it!

I finished the edits on Everything That Matters (working title). At least I believe so. I still have to print off another hard copy and review, ensure I did not miss any nits found by my daughter, or miss–or double-up-on–chapter numbers, headings, etc., but as far as the heavy work goes (as in, rewriting the majority …

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Z is for…

Final day, final letter of the A to Z Challenge. This is…      Z – END   Thank you so much for sharing this challenge with me. You are the reason I write.   Deborah It takes two flints to make a fire. ~Louisa May Alcott

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Y is for Yippee! and You

Second to last day of the A to Z Challenge, and I am almost all lettered out. And totally chuffed. I decided to sign up for A to Z to challenge myself—no, to prove to myself, that I was better. Healed. Well enough to pick up the stiff, dry and cracked reins of my authorial dreams, get …

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X is for Xenophobia

So close to the end of the A to Z Challenge…letter X today… Xenophobia = Chauvinism, intolerance, racism, prejudice; it makes or breaks character, and fiction.  Martin Luther King Jr., Oprah Winfrey, Norma Ray, the suffragettes, gay men and women…past and present examples of real-life individuals and groups fighting for recognition, respect, and the same rights persons …

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W is for Wow! Words.

A to Z Challenge nearing the end. It’s letter W, or Wow! Words. Wow. An odd word. A palindrome. What’s a palindrome? A word, phrase, or sentence that spells the same backwards and forwards, like tot, bob, peep, pop, damm’it I’m mad, etc. I know. Cool. And fun. Words are fun. My favorite games as a child were …

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V is for Valor

A to Z Challenge letter V today. And the theme, valor. Valor. A quality of being that transcends physical strength, or mental prowess; a courageousness of spirit encompassing both pride and humility, honor and compassion, a willingness to do what is right at personal expense. A soldier who takes a bullet to save a buddy, a policewoman …

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U is for Unicorns

Wow. I can’t believe I’m already at letter U in the A to Z Challenge. And I am so grateful to have made it thus far, especially given the last year (or two) (which I will not recap here, focused as I am on what I can make of the present, and future, rather than …

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