So Begins the Year of Disconnect

Thursday, January 4, 2018

That may sound strange, coming from someone about to launch a book into the world, who will have to promote that book, sign hundreds of copies of that book, speak and write about said book to (hopefully) hundreds of people.   But my hope for this year is to stay disconnected—from my ego, which is eager to read reviews of THE ONES WE CHOOSE, comparing them to others, being on…

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2018: Hope is like the sun

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year! For us Debs that means… our year is here! At last! This is both exciting and, well, terrifying. My book comes out in 105 days, and that simultaneously feels like it will never get here and like there’s still so much to do in so little time. I’m a high-functioning bundle of nerves on a good day, so I can only imagine how tightly-wound I’m likely to…

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I LOVE Deadlines!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Let me tell you… I LOVE deadlines. I live for their adrenaline rush!  No seriously, I’m not joking.  Deadlines keep me grounded, gives me direction and motivation. Helps me stay organized and prioritize tasks. I am the Queen of Calendars! I live for challenges like #NaNoWriMo and I applaud everyone who is participating. Since I have a few other looming writer deadlines, I’m not able to partake this year. But I…

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Deb Eleanor Introduces the Goal Queen!

When I saw that the topic for this week’s post was goals, I had only one thing on my mind – I must get Skinny Emmie to do a guest post for us! Emily Sandford is the blogger behind Skinny Emmie, the weight-loss blog of a thirty-year old Biggest Loser reject who has lost over 112 pounds on the journey for a healthy and happy life. By day, she is…

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALS!!!! (by Deb Elise)

You’re supposed to shout that header like you’re a soccer announcer.  Not sure that was clear. First things first — I want to show you something. It’s not dirty.  We save dirty for Fridays.  🙂 It’s the TRAILER FOR POPULAZZI!!!! TOTALLY want to hear your thoughts on it, but first… my post about goals (which will lead us back to the trailer, I promise). My favorite movie — and this…

Monday, May 23, 2011
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Deb Elise Refutes Benjaminicus

The worst advice I ever got was never to get a puppy, and never get a dog around Christmas. This advice was from my husband.  I ignored it, and on Christmas Eve nine years ago, my husband and I brought home nine-month-old Riley, our first-born.  You can see him in yesterday’s News Flash. As for bad career advice, the worst I ever got was well-meaning, but wrong.  The giver was…

Monday, September 27, 2010
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The Writing Advice Deb Sarah Got Saved Her From Careers She Would Have Hated

Can you imagine me as a biologist? Nope, didn’t think so. Neither can I. But somehow in the beginning of my sophomore year of college, I got distracted and lost, and even though my lifelong dream had been to pursue writing, I had concocted some strange plan to go into medicine. I’d hightailed it from the journalism building to the biology labs one quarter, and after one particularly grueling lab,…

Thursday, September 23, 2010
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Time+Discipline+Creativity-Procrastination=Book (I hope) by Deb Meredith

I used to think I was highly organized and extremely disciplined. I finished a screenplay every year. I regularly went through my closets and bookshelves and gave away stuff I no longer wanted or used. Birthday cards got mailed, and Christmas shopping got done. I kept neat to do lists. Everything was under control. And then I had a kid. Here’s what I learned post-child: sometimes it’s better to go…

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
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Lightbulb moments, now with clever clip-art, by Deb Katie

I’ve always been a big reader, and that means there have been a lot of books that made a difference in my life. On the Banks of Plum Creek, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, was the first chapter book I ever read. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver, changed the way I thought about food and eating. On Writing, by Stephen King, propelled me into finishing my book. But there was…

Tuesday, December 2, 2008
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