Category Archives: Odds and Ends

Have Your Manuscript Edited or Don’t Publish It

As a published author, I cannot say enough about the need to edit – multiple iterations of editing –any manuscript before it is published. And I also cannot say this strongly enough: the worst person to edit a manuscript is … Continue reading

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Emotions Are A Choice

Here is a truth that no one likes to hear: No one else – and I mean NO ONE else – can make you angry, sad, or happy. Being angry, sad, or happy is a CHOICE that you and you … Continue reading

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The Secret Of The Universe

I’m going to share with you the true secret of the universe: there is NO road to happiness. Happiness is neither the journey or the destination. Happiness is neither the getting or the having. Happiness does not come from a … Continue reading

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The True Meaning of Parenting

In the 20 years that I’ve been married, I have learned many valuable lessons. Perhaps the most valuable lesson involves children.  Parents, once you have children, your right to make decisions that are in your own best interest ends right … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Just Let Old Wounds Heal

Anyone who knows me knows that I love historical fiction. I am a seeker of truth, and I also believe that the heroic deeds of those who have gone before can inspire us to live our lives with higher purpose. … Continue reading

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Social Media – The Double Edged Sword

Social Media provides new and interesting ways for humans to connect with each other. People across the globe can see and respond to what you post. The power of this tool cannot be underestimated. But if you’re a published author, … Continue reading

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Funerals

Historically, I don’t attend funerals. It’s not because I’m without compassion for those who have suffered a loss; far from it.  But I believe that grief is a very personal thing.  I don’t believe that I should have to be … Continue reading

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