Tag Archives: writing

I Crushed It. Now What Will I Do? I’m Addicted.

I wrote 50,000 words in 23 days to win NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month.  Yeah baby! I happy danced and then cried a little when the NaNoWriMo Team sent a YouTube Video with their congratulations. Every day in November, … Continue reading

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Hitting the Halfway Point

When I wrote my 25, 000th word for National Novel Writing Month, it reminded me of swimming through the Boulder Reservoir to touch the ice during the Polar Plunge on New Year’s Day. They’re both a sink or swim venture. … Continue reading

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Why I Joined the Madness

I’m an obsessed idea freak, by that I mean, once I get an idea in my head I have to accomplish my goal. It drives me nuts until I do. After talking about it, visualizing, and then calculating the best … Continue reading

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Happy Haunted Blog Party

Happy Halloween! It’s time to Use Me and Abuse Me by digging up ONE link from your own blog and burying it in my comment section. Click on a few of them and maybe they’ll stalk you back at your … Continue reading

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HEADS UP! Wild Halloween Party Ahead.

Hey, all you Wild Riders! I’m having a Halloween blog hop on Wednesday. Come with a link from ONE of your blog posts and click on a few. This party should haunt you for days and nights… It will start at … Continue reading

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Seven Ways to Thrill Me!

How long has it been since you read a real page-turner? A while? Yeah. Me too. I think that’s why I love watching thrillers. They are the ultimate in creating and sustaining suspense. Talk about tight writing. They race ahead … Continue reading

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Want More Followers? Use Me and Abuse Me – Colorful Colorado Edition

Hello Wild Riders! If you would like more blog followers, here’s your chance. Every writer loves to watch their blog grow. But it’s tough when bloggers we have followed for a while take a break or stop posting. Comments and … Continue reading

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Heads Up for Another Wild Party!

Welcome wild riders! I’ve been up in the mountains taking loads of photographs. The contrast is amazing this time of year and I look forward to sharing a virtual hike or two with you before the end of the month. … Continue reading

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Unplug 4 Hours – It works!

I bet you’re addicted. Come on. Admit it. How many times an hour do you check stats, emails, social media or text messages? Is it hard to unplug? How long do you procrastinate before settling down to do real work? … Continue reading

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Why blog? And what the heck is a writer’s platform?

A few years ago, a friend made a comment which changed my life. “You really should write these stories down,” she said after laughing at one of my wild tales. This began a whole new adventure. The germ of an … Continue reading

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