Tag Archives: BlogHer

A New Year, a New Me.

I see posts flying everywhere about resolutions, words for the year, new mantras. And I don’t have all that. I’ve written before about how I don’t “do” resolutions. That hasn’t changed. But I am changing. Growing. Learning. Evolving. 2014 is … Continue reading

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Rita Arens: On Writerly Rejection

I didn’t get an English degree when I went to college the first time. Everyone told me I’d never get a job, and I believed them, so I majored in communications studies instead. After a few years in public relations, … Continue reading

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Rita Arens: The Obvious Game Cover Reveal!

I’m thrilled to be part of the cover reveal and giveaway for Rita Arens’ new YA novel, The Obvious Game. I first heard Rita speak on a panel at Blissdom several years ago and she left a huge impression on … Continue reading

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BlogHer, Here I Come!

Please excuse the ringing phone and answering machine in the background. Oops. Check out the post/vlog via Fadra Nally I mentioned HERE.  

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Confessions From a Neurotic BlogHer Newbie

I’m hooking up today with Jana about BlogHer, the upcoming conference I’ll be attending with 4,500 other bloggers. I have killer roommates: Elaine, Jennifer, and Tracy. I just hope they don’t hate me after two hours. Fortunately Elaine has roomed with … Continue reading

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This Isn’t a Fairytale

  Mandy Dawson is the author of In Mandyland, a nicheless blog where readers may find anything from a craft tutorial or recipe to a story about her two adorable children, what it’s like to go through a divorce or … Continue reading

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I am Worth Hearing.

Today’s Writing Prompt at Fadra’s place: What feels overwhelming to you right now and how are you coping?   I’m overwhelmed that the twins are out of school and I’ve lost control over them lately. It’s two against one and … Continue reading

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Taking Risks

I’m into taking risks lately. Desperately trying to stretch myself, force myself–even with little things–each and every day. I submitted a piece for Write on Edge. I love the writing community there, and I slid my entry for Precipice in just … Continue reading

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Rumor Has It Vol 1

It’s been too long since I’ve done anything like this, but it’s time to start again. Rumor Has It is one of my favorite tracks by Adele (including video at bottom of the post!), and also the name of another new (but not … Continue reading

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Bossypants, Pirates & Anxiety : SOC

 Today’s (Optional) Writing Prompt: What causes you anxiety? Not just stress but true anxiety. How does your body and mind generally deal with it? How do YOU deal with it? ********** Exhibit A: THIS causes me anxiety. And then this, … Continue reading

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