Writing, not writing

Writing, not writing

Writing, not writing

Way back in 2008, I finished my first book, and submitted it to a small publisher. This was before Kindles, and ebooks were still something to be reckoned with, but about that time they were beginning to come to the surface. This publisher did offer them and was one of the reasons I chose to publish with them. My sales were unknown to me. I got small royalties at first, but then, nothing. I assumed it was because my sales had fallen off. I didn’t know anything about sales and marketing at that time, so it stood to reason that

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Hiking Trip part two-The Hill

Hiking Trip part two-The Hill

So, I left you last time as we went into the woods. It was a major event in my life. My very first hiking trip, and at a middle age where most people are just getting comfy in their recliners with the remote. I decided to heck with living cozy, I want adventure. Well, let me tell you, I found it. Even Darby, my little Chihuahua questioned my sanity (see the image-she is asking me what am I thinking) I told her it would be okay, and we would have a good laugh over this event in days to come.

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The Journal Of Kim Smith

The Journal Of Kim Smith

Well, I am going to have to start sharing my journal with you soon, friends. I am getting out in the world and trying new things. This week: hiking with my son. Yes, this is a great idea. No, this may not be a good thing for me. Yes, I am invested in this plan. No, I am not sure about what I am doing. Yes, I will keep you posted. Hence, the title of my post today. I write in a journal every day pretty much. Even when I am not posting in here, I am posting in my

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Stuffitis Anonymous

Stuffitis Anonymous

On reducing stuffitis: “Immaculate and modest living are the planes on which we can rise over our established life and its temporary existence.”  KIM SMITH It has been quite a while since I posted about my lifestyle reboot. It’s because it has been put on hold for some time. First, winter prevented my getting much done, and then my hubby’s illness took front stage. But that desire to turn this bird (that I call life) around has recently begun to plague me once again. Why, you ask? Well, it’s simple really. A basic minimum of  belongings is freeing. I once

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Life: Never a dull moment (no not ever)

Life: Never a dull moment (no not ever)

Never a dull moment… This is a post about my recent life and it may depress you if you are living it with me, so it comes with a little disclaimer *THIS IS MY LIFE-MAYBE YOURS IS WORSE* there…now you may continue… NEVER A DULL MOMENT INDEED            That is a very apt description of our life, especially these days.  Yesterday, as my hubby was being lifted to his feet to move from bed to wheelchair, he passed out. My son was so frightened that he called 9-1-1 to get an ambulance coming to the house. Of

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