Category Archives: search for meaning

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The Irony of Life, Part One

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Sometimes we are torn between what has sustained us and our desire to be happy no matter what it takes. Continue reading

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Dare To Be Your True Self

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The Last Word is a good film for anyone who believes they’ve failed their life or are afraid to follow their heart. Continue reading

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The Gift of My Weird Publishing Project

And now I realize that the real gift of doing my weird indie publishing project has been the opportunity to continue healing myself because all that stuff that happened so long ago had affected my current life in ways I could not imagine. Continue reading

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“Why” Do My Weird Indie Project?

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The unexpected gift of writing the trilogy: it was about my weird relationship with Mom and the underlying reason for being intensely depressed so long ago. Continue reading

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My Weird Publishing Project: Fun Stuff

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“…when you’re down, when you need to hear from someone else that you are a writer…” Continue reading

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My Weird Indie Publishing Project Update: Title, Book 3

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The book cover information must align with the story inside. Continue reading

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Update: My Weird Indie Publishing Project

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that Burnout to Bliss is a series of books I’m publishing about an extraordinary two-year experience that began with a dark night of the soul or nervous breakdown, depending on whether you … Continue reading

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Remembering Vietnam

Reading the special series for Veteran’s Day in my local newspaper brought up flashes of Vietnam. I cried as memories of those years washed over me. Continue reading

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Is Fantasy Doing The Trick?

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Originally posted on The Let's Play Ball Blog:
I’m not a big fan of made-up worlds. I’m more of a realist in my literary tastes. I prefer stories that could conceivably happen to me, with familiar and accessible settings,…

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Wanted: Beta Readers

I just finished the manuscript of Practicing SURRENDER, Book 3 in the Burnout to Bliss series. Anyone interested in being a beta reader? You get a free PDF in exchange for your comments. Interested? UPDATE (Nov. 1) I’ve got 2 … Continue reading

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Weird Publishing Project: Books 1 & 2 FREE!

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Books 1 & 2 in the Burnout to Bliss series are FREE for a limited time for the Vernal Equinox! Continue reading

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Lessons Learned My 1st Book Launch, Part 2

A friend who reads this blog sent me an email right after Lessons Learned from My 1st Book Launch was posted: “You really scared me! Is it that complicated, or can some be investigated earlier so it is all ready … Continue reading

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Book Poll: And the winner is…

Book cover poll: what if you held a party and no one came? Indies: see my note to you below. Continue reading

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My Weird Indie Project: BOOK COVER poll

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The book cover is part of the metadata that helps readers fund your book. Please help me choose which book cover works best for my new book. Continue reading

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About Naked, Drunk, and Writing

The book about memoirs that convinced me to write my own story, was Adair Lara’s book, Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay. Here’s some of what I learned from her. Continue reading

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Is Anyone There?

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Thanks for your requests to resume this unknown blog, this out-of-the-way place where I let my stunted writer-self play.  I’ve written hundreds of articles about manifesting and about life and how I’ve tried to navigate it– from living next to … Continue reading