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Simplify and Purify

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Here we are. The last day of 2010. Let me be the first to say, "WOO-HOO!"

For me, 2010 will go down in history as the year of disappointment and loss. I got slammed personally and professionally. The personal blow, losing my brother, was the worst. I wonder if my heart will every fully heal. But the professional knocks also hurt, battering my pride and confidence. All I can say is, I'm still standing. Not only standing, but fighting.

I spent the last few months living life to the fullest because I truly know now that life is too short. I've also written four full proposals for four new stories. Some of them have already been rejected, some are still under consideration, one I still have to polish before sending out. The good news is that, even though these particular 'stories' may not have been right for the publishers, I've heard nothing but great things about my writing, my style and voice. Honestly, it doesn't get much better than that. It just me…

Happy Holidays!

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I realize I haven't been posting very much, but it's been for the best of reasons. Aside from spending quality time with my husband and furkids this holiday season, I've been working very hard on several writing projects. I'm quite excited about these prospects and hope to have good news to share after the first of the year. Keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned!

For those of you scrambling to buy last minute presents, please consider giving the gift of hope by donating to a local or national charity. The three at the top of my list are The American Cancer SocietySt Jude's Childrens Hospital, and Best Friends Animal Society However there are many, many more.  Giving to those less fortunate or in dire health is good for the soul and so appreciated by the ones in need.

I'm unplugging for awhile and embracing the spirit of Christmas. But I'll be back! Wishing you all a joyous holiday season and a healthy, happy New Year!