Category Archives for "Life"

Listen to your heart

Back in the spring, during my quest to find people to inspire me to reach a more positive place in my life, I discovered the website YourJoyologist.com and signed up for her newsletter. If you follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook, then you’ve probably seen me retweeting her quotes, affirmations, and thoughts of the day. […]

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An Upbeat, Silly Song for a Gloomy, Rainy Monday

It’s dark and rainy here this morning in Northern California as we finally get the rain that the forecasters have been promising. To keep up my spirits, and to give me a break from the explosions and bullet wounds in my manuscript, here’s an upbeat, silly song that always puts a smile on my face. […]

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Halloween Music

It’s just now become dark here in California and even though our apartment complex doesn’t get trick-or-treaters, I’ve been in the Halloween mood this evening. So while I mixed up the latest back of homemade pumpkin bread, I’ve been listening to Halloween themed music. Here are a few of my favorites: The Monster Mash by […]

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October is pumpkin ice cream season

So, it’s October in Northern California and we’ve been having temperatures in the low to mid eighties (Fahrenheit). This is pretty typical. Nights are getting into the upper forties, which is how I can tell it’s autumn and not summer. 😉 Since I am one of those people who love everything pumpkin, I find that […]

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National Coffee Day

According to Mental Floss, today is National Coffee Day here in the United States. The fact that I’m sending out a post about this should let you know how seriously I take my coffee! 😉 If you’re looking for places that are offering free coffee today, here’s a list from Time. Krispy Kreme is also offering […]

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How I Celebrate a New Release

I have to confess that I’m not very good at acknowledging and celebrating goals that I achieve. I pretty much check the item off my mental to-do list and then look toward the next goal. This includes book releases. Even with eight books out, I have not yet held a single party to celebrate the […]

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Getting Organized

This weekend I gave a presentation to the Sacramento Valley Rose chapter of RWA on Writing and Organizing a Fiction Series. Part of my presentation included showing the audience the various software tools I use to organize my writing, such as Scrivener, Scapple, and Aeon Timeline. This got me thinking about my recent push to […]

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