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Every once in a while, I take a writer's retreat. It is expensed, almost entirely, to my husband. Tomorrow is once, and it's been a while. Here's what happens: Before the retreat, I tidy my office. My office is the front room of the house. The previous owner, I believe, used the space as both … Continue reading Writer’s Retreat
Let me tell you the story of the sage and the scribe. Said the sage to the scribe: Sometimes words find paper. Sometimes paper finds words. I've heard that 'screens' can be involved.— Amanda Salisbury (@shyjot) July 22, 2015 Said the scribe to the sage: What?!? Rocks! I'm still writing on rocks! When did this so-called … Continue reading The Sage and the Scribe, or actually not. Just write. Yeah. Just write.
The force is powerful in this one. By this one, I mean me. By force, I mean anxiety and depression. By is powerful, I mean can lead to panic, bouts of doubt, bullheaded refusal to exist in limbo, and - at worst - conversion disorder. So, um, that first sentence should read: The anxiety and … Continue reading Recovering Quitter Recovering
Wow. There are so many things I had planned to do for my book launch. And then life intervened. About 9 weeks ago, my dad had a quadruple bypass. It was all quite unexpected. About 2 1/2 weeks ago, my mother received a liver transplant. No matter how long you've been on the list or … Continue reading Self Publishing, Hybrid Authors, Liver Transplants, and Opportunity Costs