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The Irony of Life, Part 10: On the Road

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Sometimes we have to get help from complete strangers, despite how independent we might have been. Continue reading

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Facing IT

“If we let ourselves face IT, the secrets of life will be revealed.” Continue reading

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Out of the Pit: Now What?

It’s never too late to make big changes.  But it does require big desire and commitment. Continue reading

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The Drifter, Part 12: Abandoned Again!

I am never alone. Even for a heavy-lifting garage project, the spiritual “helpers” who have always been there for me were there to help me, even for this. Continue reading

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The Drifter, Part 10: Concrete!

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I’m getting to be a pro at living in the moment, fully present – a skill I learned at Kripalu in 1990. This guy has given me more practice than all my colleagues and students when I was a professor. And I believe that’s why he’s here: to help me get even better because we’re both reflecting opportunities to work on our “stuff.” Continue reading

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The Drifter, Part 9: Court Day!

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I finally realized how I was contributing to and reinforcing his lack of responsibility. Continue reading

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Articles: My Weird Indie Publishing Project

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Things change in the publishing business. And we learn more every week about those changes if we’re committed to being a writer.
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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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The Invitation

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Surrendering control is never easy.
It’s even harder for a woman-in-charge workaholic during melt-down. Continue reading

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How Much Are You Making?

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Trapped inside a car going 60 miles an hour, the driver commented, “I hate it when an author prices one book “free” and then raises the price to $7.99 for the others.” “That’s a marketing technique,” I said. “It’s one … Continue reading

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The Meaning of a Title

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Update: My Weird Indie Publishing Project. I just finished watching Slaughterhouse-5, the movie of Kurt Vonnegut’s book by the same title, for the second time. The first time was right after I read the book in the early 70s. Did … 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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Poll: Title for Book 3, Burnout to Bliss

Book 3 in Burnout to Bliss series is a tale of surrender, a tale of letting go and trusting that life is good and safe and that all needs will be met. It is the final story of an awakening … Continue reading

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Update: My Weird Indy Publishing Project

After a small time-out — waiting for beta readers to respond — I have finally determined what to do with this blog. I’ll keep posting updates re’ My Weird Indy Publishing Project because no one else has ever done what … Continue reading

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BURNOUT is FREE!

I knew the trip had been important for me, because I finally had positive God experiences. Before camping with the shamans, I had had some not-so-positive experiences – like seeing Jesus and Satan casually discussing who should get me, or being murdered while I was teaching. Continue reading

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Weird Indy Publishing Project: Staying the Course

There comes a time when most people stop, look at the data, listen to the feedback, then decide whether or not to stay the course. That’s one way… 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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My Weird Indy Publishing Project: Recovery from Crisis!

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I totally freaked when I did the Draft to Launch planning and realized that publishing a book every 3 months only left 6-7 weeks to write a 50,000 book… Continue reading

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My Weird Indy Publishing Project: Recovering from Zip Planning

Last time (yesterday) I wrote why you should have a written plan because I, the master planner, had not done mine. And “YIKES!” what a mess I created. I spent yesterday writing that blog post (and doing the rest of my life). I spent today planning so I could start fresh on Monday with only 15 days to write Book 2! Continue reading