Tag: Publishing

Thought Thursday – Awesome Me

“… The antithesis of productivity.”

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Independence—or Stubborn?

They see right through me. And turn the subject to how I like self-publishing? Now it’s my turn to turn the tables, so to speak:…

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Book Baby Blues

There’s a little-known disorder that affects some authors that very few people, except other authors, knows about. Readers certainly don’t know, at least the ones that do not follow regularly, an author whose suffered it—and talked openly about it: Book Baby Blues. Authoring, revising, editing, and polishing a book is an intense labour of love. …

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Paralysis and Gratitude

I’ve been working from the cosy bright nook of my kitchen since August, when my youngest son’s friend moved in with us for a few months to complete a co-op work-term required as part of his University degree. The location change plants me directly in the hub of household activity. It’s not ideal. And I’m …

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Letting a piece of me go…

At the beginning of April, I wrote about the bittersweet nature of this month for me, and for my mother. I shared the heartache and gratitude we each experience related to shared, and separate experiences, and how my mom’s experience inspired the events and theme of my first novel. So, it seems fitting that this …

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Great is the road I climb…

I decided about a year ago that I wasn’t going to try and get published. I was going to publish. That was a pivotal moment for me. Changing my mindset from writing and revising and querying literary agents on different projects hoping one might attract interest, to focusing on self-publishing a story I loved writing …

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What A Girl Wants – In A Cover

In my last book review, I mentioned how I ended up angry, tossing and turning, instead of sleeping, after finishing the book. I want to expand on my reaction. As I mention in the review, I was drawn to the book  initially by its cover. As a warm-blooded, heterosexual female, with an affinity for all …

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Rebel Fear

I started out a bit of a rebel. Mom says she put a harness on me one day when I was a toddler. I had a penchant for toddling off. Most toddlers do. Fearless, ignorant of danger and mobile, young children get into things—and out of places—they shouldn’t. So, on went the harness. For about …

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