Category: Reblogs

Reblog: Facebook Event ~ Online Sharing of Non Profit Organizations #AtoZChallenge

Reblog: #atozchallenge This author is setting up a place for non-profit orgs she will blog about in the Blog Challenge. Way to go, Cheryl!

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In an effort to raise more awareness of the non-profit organizations that I will be blogging about I have created a Facebook Event.

If you would like to join please visit
Facebook Event – Online Sharing Of Non Profit Organizations

Good luck to all in the challenge!


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Reblog: I’ve finished my copy edits!

And THIS is how you work with editors…with an open mind and ready to learn! Congrats for being one step closer (and for giving me new terms to Google…)

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It’s been such a learning curve navigating my way through the editorial process for the first time. Lydia, my editor, has been a dream to work with on my structural and line edits, so when I discovered I’d be working with someone different for my copy edits I felt a little daunted.

This time, when the manuscript pinged back into my in-box I was prepared for the flurry of red lines. My coffee, chocolate hobnobs and tissues for my tears were lined up ready on my desk. Ok, maybe not the tissues, but the biscuits are part of my essential writers tool-kit.

Skimming the document through the first time I breathed a sigh of relief to find most of the highlights related to punctuation, my English teacher would hang his head at the common errors I’d made, but seeing where I’d gone wrong will help me make book two…

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Are you sure you want to do this?


I really liked this blog from Fabricating Fiction. I had (am having?) the same questions of “Can I really do this?” but what I loved was the fact that a simple tech misunderstanding led to re-affirming goals and boosting confidence.

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Setting up this blog two weeks ago was one of the scariest things I have ever done. I had moments of blind “what if no-one reads it?” panic but then an even worse thought occurred “what if someone does read it?” and either doesn’t like what they read, or, and possibly more anxiety inducing, what if they do like it and want to read more? The fear of “would I be able to write anything remotely enjoyable?”, and, if I did, “would I be able to recreate it?”, has put me off putting pen to paper so many times.

I have tried to make a commitment to write short stories various times over the past year but it just hasn’t happened. I would say life has got it the way but that would be a cop-out. It is me that is standing in the way, jumping up and down, waving…

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