Are You Ready For Your Blessings?

Friday, March 17, 2017

HAPPY ST. PATTY’S DAY!!!! A day for green drinking, leprechauns, and debauchery. This week, us Debs are discussing the luck we’ve had on the road to publishing. Before I begin, let’s take a quick deep dive into the word LUCK: The English noun luck appears comparatively late, during the 1480s, as a loan from Low German (Dutch or Frisian) luk, a short form of gelucke (Middle High German gelücke). Compare to old Slavic word lukyj (лукый) – appointed by destiny and old…

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Right This Way, Lady Luck

Thursday, March 16, 2017

This week, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re chatting about luck and how it’s had an impact on our success as authors. When writing this blog, I actually typed “what is luck?” into Google. You guys know how I love Google. Here’s what came back: Success or failure brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions. Let’s remove the failure part, because… positivity. So, I’ll revise this to…

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How Caged Eyes Was Meant to Be

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Okay, I’ll admit it: a few months ago, I told a little fib. In my post, “Feeling Some Envy? Great!! Get to Work,” I may have said something about not being very susceptible to jealousy. I only admitted to a few instances, and I overlooked a time when I was ripe with envy. Several years ago, when I was fresh out of the Air Force Academy and making the decision…

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Lucky coffee? That’s totally a thing.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I could never, ever discount the role that luck played in the publication of my book, SMALL ADMISSIONS. Of course, I believe in hard work (meaning writing, writing, writing, and then revising, revising, revising) above all else. The hours of editing are certainly, in my opinion, the single most important part of getting a book to the level of being publishable. But at the end of the day, certain things…

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A Little Bit of Luck!

Monday, March 13, 2017

This week, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the Debs are talking about luck! Finding an agent was three years of hard work but once I did, things went much more smoothly. I’m not entirely sure how much luck plays into anything, but in the fall of 2015, I had this awesome fortune, which I immediately tweeted out to my agent, Amaryah Orenstein. It turned out to be a fantastic sign!…

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Deb Eleanor on Luck and Lindsay Lohan

You know, when I think of luck, I think of Lindsay Lohan. No, really. A few years ago, Lindsay was in a movie called Just My Luck.  You probably didn’t see it, and I can’t say I’d put it on your bucket list (though I am fairly fond of the cheerful, pop soundtrack, done entirely by a band called McFly), but the premise was really interesting. Lindsay Lohan played Ashley,…

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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Deb Elise Feels Very Lucky

People say there’s no such thing as luck, or that you make your own luck. In some ways, I believe that.  Usually, however, those ways have nothing to do with work.  At the shoot for the POPULAZZI trailer yesterday, my friend told me about his friend, who was one of three people — three out of over thirty-thousand — to enter Pepsi’s Super Bowl challenge, and actually have his commercial…

Monday, March 14, 2011
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Make Your own Luck by Guest Blogger Jordan Rosenfeld

Please join us in welcoming California writer Jordan E. Rosenfeld, author of two books for writers: Make a Scene, and with Rebecca Lawton, Write Free: Attracting the Creative Life. She is a contributing editor and columnist for Writer’s Digest magazine and a regular book reviewer for NPR-affiliate KQED Radio. She holds an MFA in creative writing and literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her stories have appeared in a variety…

Friday, March 21, 2008
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Am I Lucky or What? by Deb Lisa Daily

It’s 11:30 on Tuesday night and I’m thinking about being lucky. A friend of mine, the soon-to-be-published Abby Wittnebert said something the other night as we were drinking wine at Kristin Harmel’s book party. We were talking about publishing and luck and taking chances, and how bravery frequently pays off. We were sharing stories, and I told her that it was part of me to take chances, to try to…

Wednesday, March 19, 2008
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