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Archive for December 2017

Sunday Inspiration: 2018 Revolutions

‘Tis the time when New Year’s Resolutions pop up wherever you go. (T’was the time in 2014, too, when this blog ran the first time. I thought it was time for a repeat while I’m away celebrating with family. Enjoy.) A part of me doesn’t care for this practice because it usually lacks conviction and…

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The Twelve Months of 2017

Last year I had so much fun looking back over my blog and sharing reminders of some of my favorite posts, that I’ve decided to do it again before 2017 becomes history. This has been a little (maybe even a lot) like looking through a journal. These posts are only a sampling, but do you…

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Sunday Inspiration: Enjoy!

“Mark the holidays by spending time with people you love, and try not to fret too much about what you have for dinner.” -Cara Rosenbloom Here’s a riddle: During the holidays, what is both immensely enjoyable and terribly troubling? Give up? The answer is food. The food during the holidays is so delicious, and yet…

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The Twelve Gifts of Christmas Giveaway

Just Christmas? My title may say Christmas, but last night was the first night of Hanukkah, so a very happy Hanukkah to all my readers who celebrate this festival of lights. Kwanzaa, which begins on December 26th is on its way, and the Winter Solstice, marking the calendar day with the longest night of the…

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Sunday Inspiration: Make Yourself Miserable!

Last Sunday I shared with you some ideas on how to be happy, especially over the holidays. Today I want to suggest how you can make yourself miserable! Yes, miserable. Sometimes it helps to know what we shouldn’t do in order to know what we should do. Right? In an article in our local paper —…

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Oldie But Goodie or Not? Revising Backlist Novels

Years ago when I began my writing career, I never guessed that one day my series romances would see the light of day again. In those days series romances were guaranteed at most 4-6 weeks at bookstores before covers were stripped and content discarded. Reissues were rare and highly prized. Yes, the sales were excellent…

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Sunday Inspiration: Happiness Is

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” -Jim Rohn So what do you want for Christmas? How about a big dose of happiness? But before we go for broke, let’s try asking ourselves the question, how happy are we? Tough one to answer, isn’t it.…

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