“2017: Bold Changes, Steady Success!”

Thursday, January 5, 2017

This week, we’re chatting about our resolutions for 2017. I have the obvious ones that come to mind: work out more, eat better, focus better, have more patience… But after wrangling two kids, three and under all day, I was struggling to come up with a profound resolution of how I can improve myself or my writing. So I did what any human being (looking for the easy way out) does….


2017: The Year of the Second Book

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

  I’m going to finish my second book this year. No, really, I will. Yes, I’m serious. Yes, I said that last year. Yeah, okay, I said that the year before. It’s different this time. Some days I’m frustrated with myself that yet another year has passed and I haven’t finished my follow-up memoir, the recovery half of my story, the story of how climbing Colorado’s highest peaks helped me…


2017 is the Year of the Crystal

Monday, January 2, 2017

It’s also the Year of the Amy, the Tiffany, the Lynn and the Jenni, because it’s the year when our books will shake the world! This week the Debs are writing about our New Years dreams, resolutions, hopes, goals, and ambitions.  On April 25th, my dream will come true. I’ll truly be a published author. It’s the start of what I hope will be a long, lucrative career. But, unless…


2016 & Me

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The topic this week is how we are doing on 2016 resolutions. The first half of the year has proven eventful: I flew to San Francisco for an emergency surgery that was a success. We sold our home of a decade, a boat, and two cars. We bought a house two thousand miles north that we’re renovating. I now own a Volvo because it’s the state car of Connecticut. I gained…


A Mid-Year Resolution Check-In

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hey look, Louise kept all her resolutions. Rah, rah, Louise. (I’m sorry, did that sound sarcastic? Because it was TOTALLY SUPPOSED TO!) Since this is a new year’s resolution check-in, it’s going to be really short. Because the answer to the question “Have you achieved your goals?” is swift and easy: No. Okay? End of post. [What do you mean 56 words isn’t long enough for a post? You want…


Louise Is Shocked She Kept Her Resolutions!

Monday, July 4, 2016

It’s exactly the half-way point of the year, and this week we are revisiting our New Years resolutions. I love that we celebrate the Year with fireworks, and happen to celebrate the mid-point with fireworks too. I am all about fireworks. I felt a little nervous to look back at my resolutions, because this year has been full of surprises, both inside and out. I was sure that I would…


Willpower vs. Social Media

Thursday, November 19, 2015

I’m supposed to give y’all advice on how to write through distraction, but that’d be like an active alcoholic talking you out of a bender. I’m grateful to my Debutante Ball friends for picking this topic because it forced me to assess the gravity of my current situation: A year ago I had no book deal and was last man standing on avoiding social media. I wrote 4-6 hours a…


Deb Linda Lacks Resolve

First of all, Happy New Year! I hope 2012 is truly a spectacular year for all of you. So. Resolutions, huh? *sigh* Okay. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions I fall into the Yoda camp. To paraphrase my favorite little green Jedi: Do, or do not. There is no “resolve.” This isn’t for any lofty Jedi ideals, mind you. It’s mainly just because my subconscious hates being told what…

Friday, January 6, 2012

Deb Joanne’s Really Revolutionary Reading Resolutions

I’ve never been the kind of person to make resolutions because, if there’s one thing I know about myself, it’s that I need to be really mentally ready to do something before I can commit to it and that kind of mental readiness is almost never determined by a date on a calendar. So I really struggled with this post, because I’ve already conquered the quit smoking thing (March of…

Monday, January 2, 2012

Organize Your Fat Cells Today! by Deb Lisa Daily

Was anyone else pelted with emails and TV advertisements this morning touting miracle weight loss lollypops and special monogrammed canvas bins that would magically compel your children to put away their toys? Get organized and get skinny, the lofty goals of our generation. Our great grandmothers and grandfathers are surely laughing their asses off at that one. My resolution for this year is not exactly world-changing material either, but it’s…

Wednesday, January 2, 2008