May 2013

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The bad news: The ladies of Whine and Wine are being shelved for awhile.

The good news: I have three agents interested in the project in about three years.

Of all the scenarios I had envisioned and read about, this is not one that had ever crossed my mind.
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Time management for dummies: How Google saved my sanity

May 28, 2013
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Drowning in a sea of events, must-dos, and a traveling spouse, Google tossed me a life preserver and pulled me to shore. I believe that the invention of Google calendar is one of the essential elements of maintaining sanity in my household. Allow me to explain. Tweet

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Character building

May 24, 2013
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I am often asked where I get the ideas for my stories. I’m a visual person. When I’m working on a novel or short story, I like to make a collage to keep me connected. I need to see the story before I can write it. For me, that means keeping an ongoing world of […]

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Time management for dummies: Errands and family to-dos

May 21, 2013
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Toilet paper. Milk. Laundry detergent. Bread. Dry cleaning. Bank deposit. Every week the to-dos and errands seem to grow. In this installment of Time Management for Dummies, I’ll look at how I schedule my week to account for time spent on errands and family to-dos. The next two parts in the series will focus on […]

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Free offer for subscribers

May 18, 2013
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Great news! My first collection of short stories, Meet the Roberson Ladies, is now available as a free download to anyone who subscribes to receive updates from this site. Current subscribers started receiving the link yesterday, and all new subscribers will have access after opting in. The book is still available on Amazon, and reviews […]

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Time management for dummies: Tackling chores

May 14, 2013
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The question most frequently asked of me is how I get everything done. Between being a mom to three young kids, maintaining a happy marriage to a traveling spouse, writing a novel, keeping up with my freelance writing career, serving on the Dallas board of the International Dyslexia Association, being a room mom, volunteering in […]

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Pride and joy

May 10, 2013
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I have a list of encouraging proclamations that I repeat to my kids on a regular basis. “You did great!” “That was amazing!” “How did you get to be so smart/strong/fast?” I love giving them that  self-esteem boost, and the smiles that I get in return are priceless. But what surprises me is that even […]

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