Category Archives: My Life

Random things about what I do with my time when I’m not writing.

A trailer for Second Life

Second Life has a book trailer. My daughter made it for me. This is the story of how it happened: Over the weekend, my darling daughter told me she wanted to set up a lemonade stand to earn some money. … Continue reading

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Where did February Go?

I was thinking that I hadn’t posted to the blog in a while, so I thought I’d swing by and write a short post. Only, when I looked at the last blog post, it was Feb. 8. And now it’s … Continue reading

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Some Diverse Books for Black History Month

Happy February to you. It’s a good year because you’ve got one extra day in the month this year. Leap Year’s are awesome. February is also Black History Month. Last year, my friend Rebecca posted on Facebook that she was reading … Continue reading

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Missive from a Snowbound Writer

I live in the DC metro area. We are under a blizzard warning until Sunday at 6 am. Our government officials have essentially told us they’ve given up on performing their jobs and we’re pretty much house-bound, needing to “shelter-in-place” … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Sunday: Visualize your future

I started off this year, feeling really excited (and I still feel that way). One of the things about this year that got me in good spirits was knowing I wanted to publish a lot this year, and having a … Continue reading

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Fearless Friday

As 2015 came to a close and 2016 started, I’ve been thinking a lot about my plans for the new year and how to get things done, and what are the major impediments to getting things done. Reflecting on this, … Continue reading

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New Year, New Novels, New Plans

Happy New Year to you. I hope 2016 has been good to you so far. This is going to be a great year, as we’ve got one extra day to make it awesome. I was actually born in a leap … Continue reading

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Sixth Blog of Christmas: The Place for Humbug During the Holiday Season

Bah, humbug! There, I said it. I know. It’s the Christmas season. Everything is warm and fuzzy like in greeting cards, sappy viral videos and TV movies. Only, it’s not all warm and fuzzy all the time, because greeting cards … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Week 3

The reason I’ve never done NaNoWriMo in the past is because November is a busy month for my family. With two birthdays and Thanksgiving, and the kids out of school for Thanksgiving break, it seemed like it would be difficult … Continue reading

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Can a Job be a Vacation?

I ask this question very simply because I saw an article the other day  about a bookstore in England that offers patrons a vacation of running a bookstore for a week. You pay 150 British pounds for the privilege. As … Continue reading

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