Distractions, Stress, Oh My!

Distractions, Stress, Oh My!

Distractions, Stress, Oh My! Dear Blog, It’s been a while since I last wrote an article for you. I’ve grappled with not feeling like I have anything to say and feeling too overwhelmed with self-imposed deadlines to want to spend the time to write your articles. I also have three needy pets who add to my stress levels whenever they want to cuddle or get attention. The moaning and grunting gets really annoying. Anyway, I have a plan. To sit down twice a week and just write what comes out. I’m so often distracted by things like needy pets, the ringing phone, the noises the refrigerator makes, the random sounds of our old 1949 home, and just about anything that moves or makes a sound. Or when the cat splashes his paw in the water pail before taking a drink. I guess that means I’m too highly tuned to being distracted that just about anything distracts me. Which leads to another obvious reason - anxiety. What...
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Inside the Life (and Mind) of a Writer

Inside the Life (and Mind) of a Writer

Inside the Life (and Mind) of a Writer I'm learning so much more about formatting today! **That's another way of saying I've been cussing a lot. But don't worry. I won't repeat the words. 😁** I swear, someday I will get this down and it will be a piece of cake every time. Speaking of cake... No, sorry, must stay focused. (baking tip later) What does all this mean for you? I'm preparing to add my books (ALL the books) to other retailers. I want them in libraries. I want them accessible in other countries beyond what Amazon provides. I want them read by as many readers as possible. Did you know my books have been read by readers in at least 11 countries? How cool is that?! I strongly believe in my stories. Many of you don't know this, but I'm the pickiest reader. I don't usually take book recommendations, especially if it's for fiction. I don't stalk the best seller lists for my next big read. I have...
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NEW Boxed Set for The Hexon Code

NEW Boxed Set for The Hexon Code

Looking for something new to read? Do you enjoy reading love stories, dystopias, and thrillers? Ready for fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping, heart-wrenching drama? If yes, then look no further. Grab the first three books of The Hexon Code series for just $9.99 to start reading today! NEW Boxed Set for The Hexon Code by Jody Calkins! Grab the first three books for the super low price of $9.99 - that's a $13.98 savings off the list price!! Buy or download the boxed set today! Here's a little more info... Evil reigns where darkness prevails. But a group of individuals, all with one single connection, will stop at nothing to fight for what is right and to fight for love. An alliance will be formed, but not until the Hexon virus is released in full force across the nation. Until then, one of them will be forced to work alone to minimize the damage. But how many people will die before the leaders of this evil plan can be stopped? And just how far...
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