Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Putting it out-there.

 Not just words; but the touchy, feely, smelly and tasty of it all.


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Ten Things We Learned About Self-Publishing - The Writing Platform

Ten Things We Learned About Self-Publishing - The Writing Platform

I was going to be lazy about this post and just let you read it. You probably would have been better off with that but what the heck. Here is my take on it dear prolific, fantastic, author; it's no longer about getting discovered, it's about peddling until you triumph or fading into the could have been page.

Monday, January 19, 2015

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Drink in our today

This Buddhist saying, "Suffering is clinging to that which changes" is so to the point. We have nothing but today and maybe tomorrow, yet some of us, yes I am included in that, spent too much time regretting the past, too much time is even minutes. Yes, we can learn from what we did wrong and bask in what we did right but too much regretting and basking can keep our present and future prisoners to the past. So, let's spread our wings and drink in our today. Buenos dias a todos.

Friday, January 09, 2015

The Amazon Contest

The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest opens for entries on: February 16, 2014 at 12:00:01 a.m. (U.S. Eastern Standard Time) 
the deadline to enter is: March 2, 2014 at 11:59:59 
Keep in mind that they only accept a certain number of entries so put your novel in there as soon as you can. 
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On resolutions

Today after waking to my usual prayer and meditation, I felt grateful that yesterday my husband took the Christmas tree out and now I have my reading nook back. Thank you, John.
Another gift from today is that while drinking my coffee, listening to the news, and reading emails I found on POCKET this inspirational article:  Self-Refinement Through the Wisdom of the Ages: 15 Resolutions for 2015 from Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds By Maria Popova and Brain Pickings
Since late fall, John and I have not gone for our walks, and the writings on walking by Thorough made me hunger to renew ours. I don't make resolutions on what I will do during the new year, but I do make a collage of how I want to be. My collage is an ongoing project that evolves during the first months of the year. It includes pictures, not necessarily of me, but which represent my goals, aspirations and how I want to spend my time, or better put how and where I want to "be more present."
The entry on VIRGINIA WOOLF: KEEP A DIARY, brought me into writing this post.  The third one of 15 that I will touch on now is: SENECA: MAKE YOUR LIFE WIDE RATHER THAN LONG. This piece is rattling. Here is one sentence: "The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today."
There is so much on the article that I will take one or two resolutions at a time.
Thank you, Maria Popova and Brain Pickings