We recently read an article that said the average income for a published author is less than 10k a year. If you factor in that Ebooks are easily pirated and copyrighted material is easily duplicated, the average income drops significantly. One reason that we O’Garas offer ebooks exclusively through Amazon is that if a Dear…… Continue reading Why Bother?
I have taken a few days off from writing. Before my short break I had posted to this blog every day for 569 days. I was a little disappointed in myself for breaking my streak, but I needed the time to regroup. I need space to think about where my writing was going. By taking…… Continue reading Sometimes You Need a Little Time
There is nothing wrong with being selective about who you choose to be with or who you choose to have in your life. You can respectfully decline invitations to protect yourself. Don’t apologize for being choosy. Stay home and read instead.
We have reached the end of a story. It’s the end of one tale and the start of the next. It’s easy to be happy about beginnings. Endings can go either way. They can be happy or sad. It depends on your story. Your story has starts, stops and transitions. It will end for good…… Continue reading Endings are Beginnings
Some humans have a tendency to keep going until they drop from exhaustion. Others work for a bit rest them work some more. As long as work gets done, do it your way. You could always take a break and read.
Humans are not always good at decision making. We often make decisions based on emotional response. We often decide to do things just because we can do it. We don’t consider that maybe we would be better off if we did not do it. Just because you can do a thing doesn’t mean you should.…… Continue reading Because you Can
“We are all stories in the end, just make it a good one eh?”― The 11th Doctor Matt Smith I love this quote from Doctor Who because it is true. All we are at the end of life is the stories told about the good and bad of us. It is up to us to…… Continue reading Stories are all we have in the end.
If you don’t slow yourself down life has a way of doing it for you. Even if the timing is bad, rest when you need it. Because when life throws something at you to slow you down the time it happens is always inconvenient. Pick up a book and relax a minute.
My husband and I at the same time ordered the same books on Amazon! Who does that? We not only finish each other’s sentences but without even realizing it we do and say so many things the same at the same time. That’s not creepy, it is connection. Find that one human you can connect…… Continue reading Same Brain
Sometimes when you’re finished, someone wants one more thing. When you’ve had all you can take and just need a rest, you hear “Can you do just this one more thing?” Just one more thing has to be one of the most irritating phrases in the English language. Y’all I’m so done with just one…… Continue reading Just One More Thing