I grew up in a negative household. Now don't get me wrong; I'm not saying I had a rotten childhood. I used to think I did, but I grew up and realized that my parents did the best they could, given their childhoods. At least my parents paid attention to me and my mom did … Continue reading Healing Emotional Scars
Rage, Anger, Negativity Every fiber of my being is consumed with the compulsion to strike. My innermost being feels twisted in knots. My thoughts are only negative continually. I see her eyes boring into my soul as she deliberately, with cold calculation presses each button in rapid succession until her lips smirk in cruel satisfaction … Continue reading Emotion
Bitterness By Aleta Kay Bitterness is a bitter root that twists and coils within; It eats at the heart and destroys the soul; It mars and scars its owners face until— The emotions have no place to hide; They are forced to abruptly erupt on the skin. The symptoms are sly and hide for a … Continue reading Today is not a good day
There are 25 days left until Thanksgiving (I'm in the Eastern time zone). So every day I will post something I am thankful for. Today, I am thankful for my husband. He is the most patient man I know. When I look back at how I almost lost him because of my contant compaining and … Continue reading What Are You Thakful For?
Do not reply here. Post comments on original site: http://sbethcaplin.com/2014/08/01/5-things-you-should-never-say-to-an-indie-author/comment-page-1/#comment-544 This post re-blogged from Sarahbeth Caplin, author. This post can apply to a variety of people, not just authors. Some of it also applies to traditionally-published authors. Bottom line: ignorance of the publishing industry is a daily reality that drives us crazy at best, and … Continue reading 5 Things You Should Never Say to an Indie Author
Rock Falls, Illinois is a small town with not much to recommend it. It is situated across the river from Sterling. My memories are a little fuzzy since I haven't lived there since my first day of school many years ago. I was a timid kid, afraid of my own shadow it seemed. "Don't play … Continue reading Serially Lost Part I–Writing 101