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Posts tagged as “at last”

Unfettered Indulgence

Three days ago, I passed a certification exam that is vital to my day job. Since then, I have been reintroducing myself to life as a writer by reading my debut novel from the beginning. Six weeks is a very long time to be separated from anything you love and enjoy, and I don’t think it would be fair to just jump right back in, picking up from where I left off with regard to…

Just when you thought it was safe…

YES! I am finally BACK! You know you missed me. As I mentioned in my last post, it was necessary (though not at all enjoyable) for me to take a hiatus. Real life sometimes means that we have to be an adult and handle actual business. My business had to do with passing an extremely important certification exam that is vital to keeping my day job. I’m obviously not yet at the point in my…

The Bottomless Bag

It has been an amazing last few weeks, so much so that it barely seems as though twenty-one days have passed since I made the announcement of the title of my first novel.  I hoped to try very hard to not let there be so much time in-between posts, but I obviously need to try harder. It’s all for a good reason, though. Several good reasons, in fact! Not all will be shared here at…

Will You Bring Your Attention to Me?

Okay, so maybe I’m listening to a little Saliva on this early-ish morning and I snatched the title of this post from one of their songs. Anyway, to the single, most amazing reason for this interlude: I am BEYOND psyched to finally be able to share the name of my debut novel with you. The book didn’t have a title, really, until just before the editing phase began. I was juggling some ideas around and…

Ho Ho Huzzah!!

During this lovely, long holiday weekend, I have been up to my hairline in editing.  It’s been an amazing process thus far, and I’m very happy with the progress I’ve made. Of note is the work that needed to be done on a pivotal chapter in the novel. I loved writing this chapter. It might be my favorite one in the book, but it was split into two sections written on different days.  I needed…

Step Right Up!

I will admit: I’ve been all over the place creatively in the last few weeks.  Let’s review, shall we? There’s my current novel – finally completed and being edited all to hell before I finally give it to my beta readers – which will not be before the end of the year as I’d hoped, though I am the one solely responsible for creating that deadline.  Once they’ve submitted their input, there’ll be a second…

Blurred Lines?

Fun fact: I briefly studied Massage Therapy in 2010.  I was enrolled in the Associate’s Degree program, with plans to obtain a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology. In short, Kinesiology is the study of movement. As a massage therapist, I hoped to learn what I could about how to help treat or alleviate symptoms of injuries after they took place.  Studying Kinesiology would teach me how those kinds of injuries might be prevented.  Though I had no…

Work + Life

Most of us toiling away at work every day live for moments of downtime – when we’re away from work and can do as we please.  My friends and I have dreamed, at one time or another, about what it could be like to not have to work at all.  What would it be like to have a full day open to do as much or as little as you’d like? I used to think…

To Me, Or Not To Me

That was the question. The tagline for this blog is, “Many Incarnations – Only One Original,” because I have written (unpublished works) under three pseudonyms.  After recently making the decision to push through and advance my career as a writer, I was faced with the choice of whether relaunch my presence and intentions under my real name, or go back to the comforting anonymity of a moniker of my creation. I took a poll among…

The gift that keeps on giving…

It can be challenging to figure out when might be the best time to launch a blog. Well, my reasoning is very simple. Today is my birthday. This is my gift to myself – the gift of pressing forward and indulging in something I’ve loved since I was a child. …that, and it also makes it easy to remember the anniversary of the blog…