Thursday, July 21, 2011
After two years of blogging here, I'm pleased to announce my updated website with integrated blog (woohoo!). All the content stored here ... is now also over there. (And will also look great once I do a few formatting fixes post by post on 230 posts!)
One great thing about the new platform is the search feature. If you liked the series of posts on vacations, road trips, gardening, transformations, or football in the fall ... you can type in search words and get all the relevant posts easily.
My new address? http://www.candeefick.com/ I can wait to see you over there!
Monday, July 18, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
And if I never catch a thing, the experience will have been worth it.
What about you? Do you like fishing? What would you think about while on a fishing trip?
Monday, July 4, 2011
And somewhere in between, I'm pausing to remember where we've been as a country (in bondage to a foreign power) and the price paid by those who saw beyond themselves to declare our independence.
Happy 4th of July!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
I'd like to earn enough money from my books to pay for my kids' tuition at their private school. Well, that too takes discipline. Discipline to write consistently, to read voraciously, to learn all I can about the industry, to submit to critique groups, to query agents, to meet editors at conferences, to network with other writers and potential readers, to build a "tribe" of followers, to develop unique ideas, to promote my work, and to do it all over and over on a daily basis.
How much do I want to succeed? It'll show up in how disciplined I become.
What about you? Where do you want to be successful? What simple disciplines done daily will get you there?
Monday, June 27, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
The title advises not to look back - implying that she shouldn't dwell on the past, but instead move forward. Yet, by looking back, she is able to recall significant clues and gain the strength to face evil once again.
What about you? Have you grown stronger after going through pain? Do you look back at that time or look ahead? Should we do both? Why or why not?