OMG – Perfect post by Capital Nerd :-)

Do you love Stephen King to the point that you’re literally counting down the days until his next book, The Outsider, hits stands next year? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. From sewer-dwelling clowns to killer Saint Bernard dogs, the monsters King has conjured up have tantalized our imaginations and scared us senseless for over 40 [...]

The Overwhelm

One business, two passions, three ways to showcase them; two social media platforms I don't know how to use effectively; marketing; networking; "please come to my event, it's free" (begging); event organizing - why do small spaces cost such large amounts of money? Finding (paying for) the right words to convince people I really do [...]

Let the Madness Over Take Us All

NaNoWriMo 2017 Title: The First Immortal Blurb:  Born in the 1800s, now living undercover in the present day Colorado Rockies, Olivia has managed to escape notice with the help of generations of (tribe) Indians. But Agent Craig Hawkins of a little known, barely funded department of the FBI has turned his sights on investigating the legend [...]

Just a little something different…

https://www.youtube.com/embed/kteNlccDSHQ?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent One of the many women I see who seem to live THEIR LIVES OUT LOUD. The Next Chapter is here to help others do the same, in their way, on their terms. Check it out, then comment on the one aspect of your life you wish you could live a little louder :-). Sending [...]

I’m a Pantser with a Plan

For the first time ever, as best as I can remember, I have done a rough outline for a novel idea! I even had to research some thing!  As a consumate pantser, this activity has rocked me to the core. It means I'm not only going into NaNo next month with a BRAND NEW idea [...]

Behind the curtain, one more time.

  Um, yeah - let me take off all of these hats: indie author publisher project manager CEO / CFO admin professional marketing department personnel coach content developer editor writer ...oh yeah, and my wig (lol). Whew. Okay, here we go.   Hi. My name is Dana Ellington. You're reading a blog post on one [...]

Another Glimpse Behind the Curtain…

Read a lengthy article via one of my favorite blogs (Ends and Beginnings) not too long ago (click HERE).  By the end of the article, my fear, mistrust, and sadness rose to the highest levels they've been since elementary school when the TV mini-series Roots aired (1977) and sparked racial tension at school  I was ten years old [...]

Long Weekend – goodnight.

Yeah, so...sigh.  Let the madness and mayhem begin as I once again, move households. The gypsy lifestyle wasn't much of a bother when it was just me and the goober (aka, my daughter).  We didn't have much in terms of household goods and what we did have was fairly small and easy to tote (How [...]

Once Upon a Time I was Falling in Love…

But now I'm only falling apart.  There's nothing I can say... Yeah, so not the best picture you'll see today (or ever) of the eclipse, but one I'm proud to say I captured with my cell phone whilst standing in the parking lot at my job. We only got the barest of darkness here but [...]

Have I Shared This With You?

I tend to avoid any topic that seems to bring out the confrontational side of others. I am a peacekeeper / people pleaser to my heart (and most often, to my detriment). I keep my opinions to myself, regardless of how strongly I may feel them, in order to avoid coming across as preachy or [...]