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Before we know it, the holidays will be upon us.  We will be running to stores buying gifts and groceries.  Our home, seasonal parties, and people will desperately need us.  Even though our regular schedules will not change.  How do we do it all?????? A delicate balance of alignment is needed for almost everything we do in life.  If the scales are tipped too much one way or another, mechanisms get out of balance and fail to work properly.  Just standing still your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself.  That's a major accomplishment, and standing still is one of the easiest things we do on a daily basis. What about you?  What are you balancing in your life?  Are the scales and mechanisms in alignment?  Chances are you yourself are balancing many different situations.  Children, work, home life, church . . . the list goes on and on. . . . I am amazed at the perfect balance and alignment of stature of women in third worl......

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Why do old-fashioned ways for the most part seem better?  Why are we fascinated with the period in history that spans the 1800's?  Recently, we took a field trip to Conner Prairie, an outdoor, living museum that covers time from the end of the 18th century to the Civil War.  I was amazed at the simplicity of it all and the ingenuity it took just to have a comfortable place to sleep.  Birds had to be killed, cloth had to be spun, trees chopped down ---- just for a bed and mattress.  I was intrigued that there was no such thing as money.  Peering into William Conner's ledger I noticed a peck of apples could buy a gallon of feathers.  If you were smart and talented there was no one or nothing that could stop you from success except laziness.  Everyone would have been vying for your services. We entered into the rear of the Conner Homestead and were allowed to visit each of the downstairs rooms.  There wasn't much furniture and the room......

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Advertising Your Book on Social Media - Part 1 Facebook Explored
AUTHOR: Diane McKeever Social media has made the process of advertising your book both easier and harder. Easier in that anyone can do it, all you need is a little time and imagination. Harder because there are so many outlets and most of us don&rsq...

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AUTHOR: JUDY ALLEN Carrie was in a hurry.  Her nephew, Ray, was waiting in the driveway for their one special day of the year.  She knew he was drumming his fingers on the steering wheel and listening to the music that a teenager loved, bu...

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Father's Day is fast approaching.  Can you believe we have only been celebrating Father's Day for only forty-two years.  That's right the first official Father's Day happened in 1972.    The country music song Daddy's Hands has always touched my heart deeply.  I have never once listened to this song without tearing up.  The lyrics in this song describe my dad perfectly.  In his younger years my father worked until his hands bled.  Today his hands are still calloused from the many, many hours he put in to keep us all fed.  Now my own tough and hard-working husband is an icon of this song too.  It is his strong hands that are gently holding the baby chicks. Without these two wonderful men in my life I would not be the woman I am today.  Their strong hands have held me and picked me up many times in my life when I needed it most.  They have always been there supporting me and ......

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Pretty much the world as we know it today began in the 1920's:  Highways, electricity, indoor plumbing, sewage systems, automobiles, and let's not forget women's right to vote all came into action in the 1920's.  With that came hair dryers, washing machines, and many other inventions that made life easier.  Cars were fast, the terrors of World War I were starting to fade, and jazz was sounding off a new decade. In this unprecedented time have you ever wondered what the men and women of the 1920's wore to the beach?  What about the Indianapolis 500?  And can you believe back in the 1920's - just like now - people were encouraged to get outdoors and exercise?  They didn't have the comfy clothing that we know today, but it was much more relaxed than only a decade before.  This is the time when the basketball shoe, that we know and love today, was invented.   If you or your children would like to have a little fun while lea......

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May is the month we celebrate mothers.  If you are a mother, chances are, you could use a little "inspiration and education."  First some inspiration:  Did you know that the word mom spelled upside down = WOW?  That's because moms are W-onderful, O-verwhelmed, W-omen.  They are also S-plendid, T-alented, A-mazing and R-remarkable S-upports.  Which, by the way, spells S-T-A-R-S.  Now for some inspiring education:  Stephanie Precourt tells us that, "There will be so many times you feel like you failed, but in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child you are supermom."   But sometimes even supermoms feel anxious and exhausted.  If you or someone you know fall into this category have them contact me for a heart to heart talk.  If you really want to relax and learn and be fed (parmesan chicken, cheesy potatoes, tossed salad, and homemade, deep, dish apple pie + get to tour the beautiful......

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#4 Have a positive attitude and be realistic             While having tea in a bookstore the other day, a man at the next table struck up a conversation with me. No, the point of this story isn’t that I was actually able to find a bookstore where I could sit and read, peruse the shelves and speak randomly to other book lovers—although that certainly is worthy of a blog post—it’s what he said when he learned I was a published author.             “My book is going to be more popular than Harry Potter and Fifty Shades combined.”             I did some quick math. That meant he believed his novel was going to sell in excess of 550 million copies.             “Great.” I considered asking if he was writing about a domineeri......

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#3 Celebrate Your Successes, Face Your Failures Learn as much from your successes as you do from your failures             I wrote my first novel when I was 24 years old and while a prosecutor working sex crimes and child abuse. I didn’t have an agent. A small press that has since gone out of business published the novel. While I did not sell many books, I was invited to speak on panels and did book signings. I got an agent. I was on my way. I was going to be a writing success story.             Then my agent unexpectedly passed away. Opportunities continued to arise, at least for a short time. Another small press wanted to publish a book of mine, however the novel was never released.             At this time, I’m 29 years old and feeling like my writing career would never go anywhere. I was a writing failu......

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Dear Friends, I decided to have my novels made into audiobooks. I used a website called ACX.com, which is owned by Amazon. They have a great system. You post a script from your book (about 2 pages long) and invite narrators to audition. Once you find someone that seems suitable to complete your auditory vision, you negotiate a deal with them. It could be an agreed upon hourly fee based on the actual running time of the audiobook (not how long it took them to record it, which is much longer) or you can share in the proceeds from the sales of the audiobook. The narrator is also the producer so it is their job to handle all aspects of the production, including uploading to ACX. As the author, you do a quality check after the first 15 minutes of recorded material and at the end. You sign off on the final product, and then ACX does a check to make sure everything is in order.  I am proud to have my books as audiobooks. The narrators I have chosen are incredible. ACX must be proud too......

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