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The eureka moment


The last few months have been stressful and full of changes.  I have managed to get off balance and found it difficult to get back on track.  I’ve barely touched my writing and I have even let my other projects slip, but after a relaxing weekend and some conversations with a couple of friends, I think I know what I need to do to get back on track.

Last night after sending and email to Zenobia, who just gained a level as a friend (sorry too many video games in my life), updating her on the happenings of my life; basically, I vented to the poor gal (hence the leveling).  I had mentioned balance in my email to her and I knew we would then delve into a conversation about the balancing act of life.  So many of our conversations head in that direction.  I started thinking about how I could get the balance back into my life and where I needed to go from here.  I came up with a few ideas before bed last night and when I got to work this morning, I read her return email and it gave me a few additional ideas.

It all comes down to organization.  I tend to be a fly by the seat of my pants type of gal.  I keep lists and calendar reminders for items, meetings and projects I need to get done at work and I even employ some of that to my writing, but in my everyday life?  I don’t need lists… or do I?  I think the answer is yes, I do need lists.  They are just to keep me on track and to remind me what is important and even why it’s important.  So today, as I sit at my desk doing statistics, when an idea on how to keep/get organized comes up, I write it down.  I already have a to-do list for when I get home this evening.

Thinking about how keeping a to-do list (written down) has also made me think about how I can be more efficient with my time writing and organizing my marketing attempts.  So tomorrow’s to-do list will probably be writing related, as I need to find time for writing as well as just plan living.  But as for tonight, it’s just a list for everyday life.

We need lists, or at least I now realize I need lists.



I am a writer currently working on her first series featuring Malcolm Stone. I also dabble in photography cooking and enjoying life. Synopsis of Dissonance (Book I in the series): Malcolm is youngest son of Preston Stone, the largest liquor importer on the east coast since the prohibition. His family’s affluence has afforded him the opportunity to follow his passion of being a pianist. He married a successful local artist Anabelle Connolly. They appeared to have the perfect life, but it had turned sour. After Anabelle’s death, the truth of their marriage can no longer be hidden. Years of Malcolm’s carefully constructed lies start unraveling at his feet. Will he be able to pick up the pieces of his shattered life? Dissonance explores and exposes a violent relationship, infidelity, substance abuse, depression, and lies.

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