Focusing on the Process–Controlling the Work

On New Year's Eve, I had only one writerly meeting or event on my calendar for all of January, and honestly I was feeling a bit lonely. Still transitioning from the move, and catching up from the busy-ness of the holidays, I was having all the feels... both good and bad. I decided to focus …

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Gizmo Testimonial…

Our family has been friends with the Seelyes for over 25 years. Imagine our joy to learn they moved to Granbury a month after Steve accepted his new job here and we started preparing to move. The first week after I moved to town, we went to the annual Granbury Christmas Parade with them. It's …

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Welcome 2019!

New boots for Christmas!! Can't wait to see where they are going to take me in 2019. First of the month/end of the year tabulations show my Instagram account has grown by 95% (that is not a typo! 95%!)!! I dislike working with numbers as a rule, but boy HOWDY! What a great treat to …

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Becoming #Hashkickers: how to use hashtags like a boss

My friend, Tex, suggested hashkickers while helping me come up with a title for the presentation I gave last Saturday at Marine Creek Creative Writing Conference. I think she said it in jest, as we are in Texas and you know what we're known for kicking, but the more I thought about it the more …

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What Inspires Me…”Comadres”

I am still recovering and processing all the thoughts and feels from the weekend. My baby got married. So, today's prompt in the #SCFacebookChallenge, "what inspires you," is too much for a Facebook post. As I think over the past week, the activity, the phone calls, the last minute craziness, disagreements and apologies, the rehersal …

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Are you keeping up with the changes? Life & Social Media

We've all heard some version of the old adage, "If you're not changing, you're dying." Since you last read a blog post from me, I've done a lot of changing. July and August was spent working on a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for my book Why's That Dog in Here? (it wasn't successfully funded, …

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Why’s that dog on the bus?

The manuscript for Why's That Dog in Here? is drafted, and first round revisions are underway. I thought you might enjoy a sneak peek, so I asked Steve to pick a scene for me to share. The book is a series of questions people ask, examples of how Gizmo mitigates my disabilities, and positive and …

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#TrueMigrainePose

We're coming to the end of Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, and I have to say I'm rather disappointed and actually a little bit angry. I'm disappointed that... there are over 37 million migraine sufferers in America, yet funding for research for this disease is less than $0.50 per Migraineur. for so many people in …

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Beware: Mental Illness Affects All! You should know…

In 2006, while I was rehabbing from strokes and heart surgery, another member of our family was diagnosed with mental illness, and consequently hospitalized a number of times. Up until that point, we were blissfully ignorant of mental illness. We quickly learned that it affects not just the one with the diagnosis, but everyone who …

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Life and Blogging on the Disabled List

Welcome sports fans, it's baseball season! Unfortunately, I've been on the DL since April 3rd. I've made an effort through the years to keep this blog upbeat, positive, and encouraging. What I've noticed is that when I don't feel those things, I tend not to write. The regular struggle for me is that as a …

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