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Cover Reveal for my friend and mentor

Title: Everyday Musings  Author: Sharon C. Williams  Release Date: September 30, 2016  Publisher: Lysestrah Press Genre: Humor, General Fiction, Anthology, Animals, Paranormal Book Description:   The little things in life are worth remembering. There are moments in life that stir the senses. Moments of joy, moments of surprise, and moments that can cause great fear. …

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When you don’t know what you’re doing, ask the pros.

Even though “When you don’t know what you’re doing, ask the pros” is the title of this blog, it is really a summation of the process of writing this book. You’ve heard me say/read my statement that I don’t consider myself an author (slowly trying to change that thought) but I’ll explain how this book came …

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Dreaming of my book- literally.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had an anxiety based dream.  One of those dreams were (despite the fact that you graduated two years ago, in real life) you get a letter from the registrar’s office saying that you have been absent to a class that you never remembered signing up for.  Due to the …

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Dating after 8 years of wedded bliss…

No, my sweet, sanity inducing husband didn’t leave me after all of this time (we celebrated 8 “official church years” yesterday). I feel like I’m back in the dating scene again though, specifically the online dating scene. As my friend and mentor, Sharon, and I sit in the coffee house caffeinating ourselves, I am pouring …

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And the rejections keep rolling along…

(Sorry, US Army for taking some liberty with your song.) Ok, seasoned writers.  The rejections are starting to roll in.  The thank you, but no thank you emails are hitting my inbox so quickly, I’m afraid I will break the internet. How do you stay sane in the face of all the “No!”?  Do you …

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Editors are Editing!

So to my surprise, the editors are still talking to me 🙂 One said “this only needs light editing.” That made me happy- maybe I am a writer 😉 Now let’s address the whole idea of people taking your work (your baby?) and changing it.  I knew it had to happen,  that’s what the editing …

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Let’s Talk about Writing

I’m a novice, an amateur, a beginner.  I’m lucky to have several friends in the writing world that have been able to give me advice and ideas along the way. I want to hear from YOU.  The writers out there.  I know NaNoWriMo is coming up, and I’ve convinced myself I “can’t” do it, because …

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A new experience

I am no stranger to grant writing.  I took a class on grant writing in graduate school.  I took a 2 week seminar on how to read, apply for and decode government grants (don’t try to write a government grant if you want to keep your sanity).  October has become “grant season” for me.  I work …

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A “real author”

One of the hardest parts of this project has been viewing myself as a real author.  I didn’t grow up dreaming of being published.  I didn’t work on the high school newspaper.  I didn’t even take a journalism class in college. I see the need for this book, for my Dad’s story to be told …

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