Tag Archives: Book

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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Dad’s 75th Birthday Extravaganza (and — I did a 5K and lived to tell about it!)

All of my friends and colleagues that are familiar with my Facebook habits (documenting my life, step by step via Facebook) always say “you’re so busy” or “you never sit still on the weekends!”.  Looking at my Facebook, one would THINK that, but I will tell you what it actually is.  I seem to have …

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First Excerpt from “The Book” (ok, it’s a paragraph)

So many of you have wanted to read the book, but like any artiste (said, with the over accentuated accent), I don’t want to share my work until it is complete.  With a book, this takes a very, very long time.  I also HAVE to share it with certain people- editors, my writing group that …

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Putting PTSD on paper

Introductory posts are so cliché, but here I go…. I’m working on my first book (and possibly my last book).  I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by day (basically, a therapist) and I work with a LOT of Service Members with PTSD.  I even have another blog about it (shameless self promotion!) and you can …

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