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Resting and Reflecting Before Re-Aligning

Since I last posted regularly, I’ve written three books (two adult mysteries and one juvenile nonfiction book), traveled, and been sick. The holidays blurred by, to be honest, because one of the book deadlines was December 20th. Two days ago … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Solitude

Women are givers. Women writers are some of the most giving people I know. We tend to have stronger relationships because of it–with babies, grown children, friends, and extended family. But unless you learn how to balance all this giving … Continue reading

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A Writing Retreat with Friends

Retreat… Just saying the word is soothing. While it is taking some planning and shifting of events, I believe I’ll be able to carve out two or three days for a personal writing retreat. Given the price of gas and … Continue reading

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A Writing Retreat Re-Defined

Last weekend I spoke at a writers’ conference, and my last talk was on self-coaching and self-care. If no one else got anything valuable from the talk, I did. I realized as I preached about self-care for writers that my … Continue reading

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Let’s All Say “Ahhhhhhhh…” and Retreat!

Even when life is going well, the writing pressures, the marketing, the waiting, and the deadlines can make you dream of taking a writing retreat. Add in too many volunteer activities, caring for a baby, taking elderly parents to all … Continue reading

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