Tag Archives: Blog Life

  Hi all,   I’m out of pocket for a week.   Did I get ‘Guest Posts’?   Oh no… I’m going against the trend.   I’m THAT awesome ( NO REALLY, COME BACK)   You’ll just have to wait for a week.   Contain yourselves.   XXOO ~Cheryl   Tweet

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  • Saymone Snyder - I’d like to follow this blog,but unless you have an email type reminder system I’m to crazy to remember every week or so.do yall have a newsletter?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - OMG Saymone! I dont know what that is but I’ll give my web guru a jungle! I do have a Follow By Email selection in the right column. Will that work? I don’t want to lose you!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - OMG! Saymone, Idon’t know whatthat is but I’ll check with my web guru tomorrow. In the meantime you can sign up by putting your email in the Subscribe thingy in the right column. I dont want to loose you!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - I enjoy your posts immensely, so keep up the fabulous blog!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thank you! And you won’t believe it but I’m OUT again next week- Summer Travel! Stop back though- early and often! HahahaaReplyCancel

  He’s gone. Finally.   We’re putting him in the ground today.   Alone.   Forever.   Only eight people are coming.   Most of them never knew him, and those that did, won’t shed a tear.   I wonder why it had to end this way?   Why did I have to be a part […]

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  • Marjie Murter Walenta - Unfortunately, I can relate to this tale to a degree. My story is real, and it is different, but the outcome is the same, and just as sad. Thank you. Even though yours is fiction, it helps me.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I’m so glad we can share this Marjie. I’m sticking by my FICTION notation. Maybe someday I’ll write it as fact.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Bonifant - Right out loud I gasped, at this. Very, very powerful.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - OMG! Such an endorsement! Thank you Susan. I consider that a supreme compliment. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - I’m tweeting this!

  • Kathleen O'Donnell, Author - You know what they say…the truth hurts!ReplyCancel

  • Jane Gassner (@MidLifeBloggers) - Wow, fiction or fact–this is one helluva piece of writing. That, for me, is all that counts.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Wow! Thank you. Comments like this are the reason I keep doing what I do. have I said , ‘THANK YOU’?ReplyCancel

  • Sue Pekarek - Eight feet deep isn’t deep enough! Have to tweet and share. Looking forward to the sequel.ReplyCancel

  • Carollynn Hammersmith - Very cool. Does this tie into the photo you shared on Fb the other day?ReplyCancel

  • Alana - Excellent, excellent story. A good friend of mine escaped, with her life and little else, from her first marriage. She had no home and lived in her car.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - This was my fiction but a fact for someone very close to me. I think these stories should be told! Thank you for stopping by Alana and sharing. I appreciate it.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Baker - Great piece of writing!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thank you Melissa. I wish I knew how you stopped by- I’d post there more! Are you a writer?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thank you Melissa! So wonderful to see you here!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - I really could not get into a prompt like that. Lanny has been gone for twelve years and it still hurts inside. Not the numbing, red clawing ache of the first two years, but my sweetheart, friend, lover, companion will never be on this Earth again. Forty-five years wasn’t long enough.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Oh Marie. I sympathize with you so. You are my mentor. I like you.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I know Marie. You’ve mentioned this before. I don’t think the prompt had your name in it. Thanks for stopping by anyways my dear friend.ReplyCancel

  • Rena McDaniel - Absolutely terrific! I tweeted also and g+ fb liked. Really, really good!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thank you Rena! I’ve been out of town with no internet (can you imagine?) and have only just now been able to reply. Thank you again. It’s great to see a new reader!ReplyCancel

  • Diane - Oh my! This is fantastic! Everything that you said in so few words! LOVE it!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thank you Diane! I’m a woman of few words- NOT!ReplyCancel

  Recently I was asked, by the ever insightful Elin Stebbins Waldel from Beyond The Backyard Blues, to be a part of this insightful series on the Writing Process (by fabulous writers-of course), and, am very honored. LIE I asked to be a part of this insightful series on the WritingProcess (by fabulous writers) because […]

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  • Elin Stebbins Waldal - Best, what are you working on now, list ever. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - World Peace is very important don’t ya think? *wink*ReplyCancel

  • Lance - Congratulations on being asked. I rarely get asked on my writing process…..here’s some of it:” http://lancemyblogcanbeatupyourblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/finest-worksong/

    No one seems to care about me on a couch while my kids watch The Voice or Pretty Liars and the cat and the dog want in my lap and I spill my diet dr pepper and still manage to writ a book or two….but that’s a lot of it.

    Good luckReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - But I WASN’T asked. I pushed my way in! That’s my style. HAhahaaaaaa.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - HAHA! I get this!

    I’ve had friends ask me, “So, what do you write about on your blog?”


    Just my shizz…as you so eloquently put it.

    Yeah, no genre here either. And certainly not based on my morning meditation or therapy.

    Medication? Maybe? Meditation?…uh, no.

    =) Too funny!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes- people always ask ‘So, what do you write about?’ My Life. I’m a Lifestyle blogger. ‘What’s that?’ I don’t know. I make it up as I go along. HA!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Excellent insight into how fabulous brain. As usual you have captured my attention. I am working on drilling in Texas. I also featured Laura Lee Carter today, so she is star power on the internet today.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Awesome Sue! Let me swing on over and take a look! Thanks for the heads-up about Laura Lee.ReplyCancel

  • Vinodini Iyer - Sometimes its just best not to get into the genre finding business and be yourself! That’s when all the spontaneity keeps your readers engrossed.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Someone said, ‘Find your passion and write about that’ If it were only that easy- I’ve got too many passions! HA!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Roy - I’ll advocate for you Cheryl! I think you’re the shizz, lady! We share the affinity for visuals and it sounds like our processes are similar. I just kind of find inspiration in the day to day shit too. If you’re doing a cookbook, I’m buying it. Get to work on that, will you please? I think your genre is Sass.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Sass…. it could be a thing….. Love ya gal!ReplyCancel

  • Marjie Murter Walenta - I’m going to have to follow your blog now…this just made my day! Loved it. (I know I already posted a comment, but I had to tell you again…this is just fab!)ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - you just made MY DAY!!! How wonderful!!! I’m off to visit you now!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Cook Bonifant - I would not want to be a teacher facing off with you. You are mighty.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I WAS a teacher- I knew all the tricks. HA!ReplyCancel

  • Terrye - I see absolutely nothing wrong with your process, in fact, it’s wonderful. It keeps you real and it seems to be working for you. So, why change it, right?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Right! I’m not changing for nobody!!(maybe you- but that’s it). HA!ReplyCancel

  • Marjie Murter Walenta - This was just a wonderful blog! Humorous, honest….loved it!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks Marjie! Glad you liked it and it’s always great to have a new reader!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Chester - The method to your madness? No method at all?

    Your genre? YOU!

    What are you writing? Whatever the hell crawls through your brain.

    LOVE THIS!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes, I suppose my genre is me. My sister would tell you that had always been the case. What a pain. Hahaaaa. Love ya Cath!ReplyCancel

  • Roshni AaMom - LOL!! I’m a fan of your method!!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks Roshni! Works for me. And Congrats on your award!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jane Gassner - Love the way you’ve taken this and made it your own. When Marci Rich tapped me way back when, the blog train was Very Serious with a lot of poets and Very Serious Writers. I tapped Janie Emaus, knowing she would twerk (?!) it in a new direction. And look what it has become. I’m so proud. Btw, the link to my post, which came between Marci’s and Janie’s is http://midlifebloggers.com/2014/03/31/my-writing-process-the-blog-tour/#sthash.NFPn0XSx.dpbsReplyCancel

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The other day, one of my writer friends, Linda Roy (who blogs at elleroy was here– if you don’t read her, you should), wrote a post about being interviewed by the ever-omnipitent James Lipton, from the Actors Studio. You’ve seen him: never cracks a smile, asks what time it is with Shakespearian aplomb, has spontaneous orgasims […]

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  • Linda Roy - HA!HA!HA! I knew this would be good and you did not disappoint. You never do. The sound of gold coins…yeah…I like that too. I can hear ’em now in my dreams.

    Thank you so much for the shout outs my friend! YOU rock! xoxoReplyCancel

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