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Coffee with Deb

*taking a sip of coffee* Morning is my favorite time of the day. The little jingle, waking up is Folgers in your cup, comes to mind. Now, you’ll be singing this all day. You’re welcome. While I don’t drink Folgers coffee, I sure do love my morning coffee. Morning routines have been a part of… Continue reading Coffee with Deb

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Critique Matters

Hello! Today I have been working on a novel that I had abandoned. For what reason, I don't know. I probably got off on another creative adventure. Shocking, huh! So, here's what's on my mind. I'd like to revisit this novel. I haven't really fully edited it yet, but, I'd like to take an honest approach… Continue reading Critique Matters


Love What you Do, and You’ll never Work a day in your Life

You know that old saying, don't you? It's what we all wish we could do, right? If your work involves something you're passionate about, you're one of the lucky ones. Particularly, as it can bring joy to your working life and your day. However, some people have to "put up" with having a "real job" that… Continue reading Love What you Do, and You’ll never Work a day in your Life


The Power of a Morning Routine

"I've never been a snooze button person. If I could afford to waste my time with a snooze button, I would just set my alarm later." ~Ben Brooks I have to agree with this statement. Creative people can struggle to get things done because our minds are in constant forward motion. Right? So, why waste… Continue reading The Power of a Morning Routine


Growing Through the Seasons

Would you agree that growing takes you to that next level? Absolutely! Would you (also) agree that if you don't, you could lose site of what your ultimate goal is/was? Absolutely! Why, you ask, am I asking these questions? Because we all go through this one time or another. It's the ever changing seasons of life.… Continue reading Growing Through the Seasons



*sigh* You know what I'm saying, right? You're cruising along with your WIP, in this case, NaNoWriMo, and life sticks its foot out and trips you up.  Ouch! I can sit and knit all day, think of potential scenes, but the moment that foot flies out, bam! So, how do we get it back? Some… Continue reading Stalled


NaNoWriMo Day 9

Whew! Got that done a bit more late today. Stuff happens, right? My husband came home from a business trip today, and we had dinner with our daughter. After a stop at Best Buy, we came home and I headed to my office to write. Word Count Accomplished. There are three rules to writing a… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 9


NaNoWriMo Day 2

On a all I can say!The day started early, as our granddaughter had spent the night and was ready to get up. After getting her situated, I started the coffee and sat down to knit for awhile. For those that don't know, I'm not only a knitter, but a knitting designer and published author.… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 2


NaNoWriMo Day 1

What a great start to NaNoWriMo. I have this desire to "win" this year. I have this desire to get in the writing mode once again. Everyday. Well, I can breathe a sigh of relief as my first 1702 words are done. Seriously, a cool feeling! I was a bit sluggish getting out of bed… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 1


Eve of NaNoWriMo

I just spent the last 2 hours combing the shelves at Barnes and Noble for clues, hints, tips, and tricks to making my experience a positive one. I'm ready. Or I think I am anyway. Next time...(self) don't wait to the eve of NaNo to figure out you, once again, will primarily write by the… Continue reading Eve of NaNoWriMo