Last week


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Last week was a bittersweet, whirlwind one at our house--so busy I didn't have a chance to post! First, I learned of the death of my childhood dance teacher, Dorothy Rainer Sellars at age eighty-six. She closed her studio last year after fifty-seven years of teaching. Fifty-seven years, folks! She was one dynamo of a woman and almost single-handedly brought the arts to the rural area where I grew up. Her twin sisters were concert pianists and she took students to NYC almost every summer to study dance and explore. There's no way to measure what an influence she had on my life even though I studied dance for only a few years. I was her assistant from the time I turned sixteen until I graduated from high school, I…
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I did it!


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I did it! I went a whole week without blogging. Sure, I felt guilty, but it quickly passed. I had plenty of other tasks to keep me busy. And with the creative juices freed up, I started a new novel which is exciting. So, for the benefit of my other writing projects, I'm going to a once a week blogging schedule. Probably on Mondays, but maybe not. I'm trying hard not to put pressure on myself that isn't necessary. My last blog was June 1st which was also Day One of my dance recital. It was held at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) where all of the Broadway road productions that come to Nashville run. I was surprised at how nervous I got. I've danced before crowds before; that…
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Post 300


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This is my 300th blog post and I'm going to take a little break. Whew! I said it. I started this blog to prove (to myself, to agents, to publishers, to readers) that I could keep a consistent posting schedule of (hopefully) entertaining and/or educational posts. So, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (almost without exception) I've kept to my schedule. If you don't believe me, just check that pretty little calendar in the right sidebar and look at all the boxes around the dates. If you read my blog via subscription, you'll have to go to the actual website to see it, or you can just trust me. Why am I stopping? I'm tired. Maybe I’m tired because my old ladies tap group had a stage rehearsal for our recital…
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