Friday Morning FYI – 7/10/2015

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI – I’m-on-the-other-side-of-the-planet-and-have-no-idea-when-this-will-go-live-Part-3 (final) edition! – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

This week’s FYI is a short one about doing:

Life moves FAST. Keep up, or don’t be shocked you’re left behind.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

Friday Morning FYI – 6/5/2015

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI, my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

This week’s FYI is a little ranty, and about the words others put right in our earholes, but we don’t hear:

How often we ignore what others tell us about themselves. I’m not talking about body language, tone, or any of that. I mean the WORDS that come out of people’s mouths. We hear but don’t accept, and then react like we’ve been slighted – angrily casting blame. We paint Rockwellian pictures, script elaborate scenes and monologues, and erect statuesque pedestals – all outside of someone’s confessed reality – and then cry like children burned by touching a scolding oven we were warned was hot.

If a serpent tells you it bites, it goddamn bites. Don’t cuddle with it thinking it lied about biting, or just doesn’t know itself, or won’t bite YOU. Leave it the hell alone.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

Friday Morning FYI – 5/15/2015

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI, my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

This week’s FYI is all about keeping it simple:

If you ever wonder if you’re over thinking something, you are. Life is not nearly as complicated as we make it out to be. When it is, it’s because we’ve made it so. Just talk and listen. Especially listen.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

Friday Morning FYI – 4/24/2015

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI, my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

This week’s FYI is about being open instead of sheltered:

There are amazing, kind, funny, brilliant people all around you-but along with your eyes, your mind must be open to see them. Get out of your head and into the world.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

Aaaaaaaaaand ‘Send’: The Courage to Query

WARNING – hastily-written, unnecessarily-long, thought-streamy post ahead.

 

So I’ve started querying for my 57,000 word high-concept Middle Grade Contemporary Fantasy (whew) novel. If you’ve never written a book, you couldn’t know what an emotional rollercoaster it is from start to finish, including the part where you pitch it to publishing professionals. Let me explain.

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