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Getting a manuscript professionally critiqued

About a month ago I decided that although I was spending a lot of time editing and rewriting sections of my book Juggling Life, Kids and You, I wasn’t sure if I was making any improvements to it.  Not knowing if it was ready for publishing or not, I made a decision to look for a professional critique who would be aware … Continue reading

Keeping up the Postings on Multiple Blogs

I used to post daily on this blog until my writing challenge ended on 30 April this year.  I then promised to post regularly but have only managed four posts since then, with the last one being almost two months ago (and have only managed a couple of posts on some of my other blogs).  I could list a dozen … Continue reading

The word cogitate

A couple of months ago I wrote a post on the word loquacious and said how much I liked the sound of the word.  A reader recently commented on that post (thank you) and said that they liked the sound of the word cogitate.  Having not used that word before, I looked it up. I agree, it’s quite a … Continue reading

Balancing writing, housework and other activities

Being a writer, I like to have the time to write.  Being a homeowner, I like to live in a tidy, clutter-free house. Getting the balance right is tricky.  I used to take a week off to clear the clutter and organise the house, and fitted in my writing around it.  Then last year my … Continue reading

When I am not blogging, I am…

…sleeping, working, spending time with the family, relaxing, pottering about the house, exercising, reading, thinking, and the list goes on.  Since completing my 366 day writing challenge a few weeks ago, I have had a chance to reflect on the year and think about what the challenge has taught me.  I’m a fighter and didn’t want to miss a day!  What I have come … Continue reading

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