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Wow...I better get moving.

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I try not to think about death. I prefer to focus on enjoying my life. Still, there are a few things I want to make sure I enjoy before I die. I don't have some big lofty list, but I do have a few things I want to squeeze in.Take a vacation to Japan
It is my "dream" vacation. I love Japanese culture! A trip to China would also suffice. I'm really interested in most Far East cultures. I even considered moving there to teach ESL classes. Have a book published by a major publishing house
It isn't as selfish as it seems. I create these characters to share with the world, and sometimes I fear they will not serve that purpose. I want at least one of my books to have that distinction.Move to the Bay Area
I love the Bay Area. I love that it has a moderate climate. I have lived in the Midwest my whole life and I hate the snow and cold. I hate winter. I hate driving in snow and I hate driving in freezing rain even more. I like the mixing of the cultures and I think that…

Resource suggestions for writers

Two Sites I Highly Recommend

In my quest to launch my little freelance writing business, I have worked with many different sites. Some of them just were not a good fit. Some were a good fit at first, but things changed over time. They may have been a good place to get started and get experience, but I eventually out grew them. Other sites had so much potential, but they never went anywhere. Occasionally, I will find a site that works well for me. I have been lucky enough to find two recently. I think that both could be helpful for other bloggers, writers, photographers and other people who are looking for a fun way to express their creativity online. My business, revenue and networking has benefited from Redgage and Plinky.
I started using Redgage about seven months ago. Redgage is a Social Media site that you can post Blogs, Photos, Videos, Documents and Links to. I like Redgage because it isn’t just about the blogging. Yes, writing is my main focus, but I like having the freedom to ex…

My joy is found in The Monster at the End of this Book

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I have loved to read ever since I was very young. I would go through books like they were water. Even my dyslexia could not stop me from enjoying any book I could get my hands on. I wish I still had that kind of time to dedicate to reading for fun. The Monster at the End of this Book was by far my favorite. No matter how many times I read it, it always made me laugh. Grover and his thwarted attempts to keep me from the end of the book never failed to make me happy. I miss the days where a silly book could make my day. It was a time of innocence and joy. My biggest concern was who was I going to play with at nursery school. Depending on the day I could be pretending my swing set was a castle or playing baseball with the boys in the neighborhood. I was the only little girl in my neighborhood for years, and I was not going to be left out. I probably destroyed more dresses and pairs of tights than the average girl. I was fearless and not shy at all. I wish I could still be like that…