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When the “Follow Me” loops on Instagram just aren’t my thing – despite needing followers

When the “Follow Me” loops on Instagram just aren’t my thing – despite needing followers

When I got serious about publishing my novels, the research began about what it will take to stand out to lit agents and publishers. What surprised me the most was all the information about how one’s social media platform is taken into consideration at times for publishing these days since it guarantees readership.  My first…

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Cracking from Parenthood

Cracking from Parenthood

Some days, a voice in my head disguising itself as my own, reminds me a hundred times “You can’t take this anymore. You can’t take this anymore. You can’t take this anymore.” Sometimes I cry. Sometimes I want to beat on a balcony ledge and scream as loudly as I can into the world. Sometimes…

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Another Big Step

Another Big Step

Over the course of the past two weeks, I’ve been working on decreasing my time on social media because I realized how much of a distraction it was becoming with my goals, and honestly, my daily life. I now allow myself a max of 5 minutes between Insta & FB spread out over the course…

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I Don’t Know How You Have Time…

I Don’t Know How You Have Time…

A friend and I were talking about how comments between moms (or women in general, if we are being honest) can sometimes sound like a backhanded compliment (read: a slap in the face). One of the most frequent ones: “I don’t know how you have time for _________ (fill in the blank).” Gauging somebody’s intentions…

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Autumn Connections

Autumn Connections

I finally did it. “Autumn’s Return” has been released to my beta readers. And unplanned, but on the first day of Autumn, as I’m hoping is only one of many connections formed by the release of this story. An idea that came to me 3 years ago and in that time, has been born, shaped,…

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First Shot

First Shot

I snapped this picture earlier today while I was working on “Autumn’s Return” because of one of the stories inside the novel. Autumn gets to embark on a new social media experiment that has her completing activities inspired by thirty different people from around the world. Each challenge is based on an event that has…

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Choosing Love & Happiness

Choosing Love & Happiness

One of my biggest struggles with PPD was falling into this deep dark hole of despair. Everyone around me seemed to have their life together with great things happening and they were surrounded by people, things, accomplishments, experiences, and attitudes that I desperately wished I had. It was a constant comparison game in my mind…

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