And Where Have You Been, Young Lady?

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That’s a good question, and I wish I had a good answer.

The truth of the matter is, as some of you might know, I lost my momma in August and the world has not been the same since. I’ve been trying very hard not to fall into the Abyss of Depression, but it’s been a difficult battle. Words don’t come as easily now as they once did, and this causes me no small amount of angst.

I guess everyone deals with a Major Life-Changing Event in their own way, and I have to constantly do a self-check — and I have to stop being so hard on myself. Why is it so difficult to be as kind to myself as I am to other people? Dunno. A Mystery of the Universe, at least for right now, because it’s too damned early in the morning to do an intense self-examination.

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A Way With Words

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Do you have a way with words? Of course you do, or you wouldn’t be here. The question is, what is the best vehicle for your wordsmithing?

The writing world is much bigger than you may realize. You might start out in fiction, but don’t let a definition limit your possibilities. The sad truth is, you can starve to death writing fiction, but if you know the basics of telling a story, you can market your work in a variety of venues.

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