Blog Poll - Please Help!

My blog, Love & Life & Learning, has gotten a bit too much for me. I started it with the intent to share the blessings I find in life’s daily trials, and I’d like to get back to that focus. But I don’t want to give up all of the extras I’ve added over the years. Please take my poll! Help me decide what to keep and what to say goodbye to.

Which blog features should I keep?

Which blog features should I discontinue?

I’m working on conquering my “As You Wish” syndrome. Something has to go! Should I keep posting Crock Pot Gourmet Recipes? Book Reviews? Guest Posts from other Amazing Authors? Please take my poll to help me decide which blog features to keep and which to get rid of!! (Poll closes 30 October 2014)

I’m working on conquering my “As You Wish” syndrome. Something has to go! Should I keep posting Crock Pot Gourmet Recipes? Book Reviews? Guest Posts from other Amazing Authors? Please take my poll to help me decide which blog features to keep and which to get rid of!! (Poll closes 30 October 2014)

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve accepted an offer of publication from Kristin Rens, at Balzer & Bray (Harper Collins) for my debut picture book, THE PRINCESS AND THE FROGS!!
Princess Cassandra desperately wants a frog for a pet, but she loves them so much, she can’t help kissing them goodnight. And everyone knows what happens when a princess kisses a frog. Before long, she’s stuck with a castle full of princes, and all she wants is a frog!

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve accepted an offer of publication from Kristin Rens, at Balzer & Bray (Harper Collins) for my debut picture book, THE PRINCESS AND THE FROGS!!

Princess Cassandra desperately wants a frog for a pet, but she loves them so much, she can’t help kissing them goodnight. And everyone knows what happens when a princess kisses a frog. Before long, she’s stuck with a castle full of princes, and all she wants is a frog!

mariavicente:

I receive many queries for self-published manuscripts. I’m not sure why this is a trend, or where writers are finding this information, but self-publishing your novel right before querying literary agents isn’t helping your writing career. Did you have success self-publishing your novel (success…

Exactly one year ago yesterday, I had a fairly substantial freak-out moment and nearly decided I would never find a literary agent who loved my work as much as I did. But my good friend, Brenda Drake made me send some queries for my manuscript anyway. Exactly one year ago today, I woke up to two requests for my manuscript. And after spending the day freaking out and double-checking my novel for typos, etc. I sent the manuscript to the requesting agents. Within an hour, my writing career had totally changed. Jessica tweeted this message … and it was about MY BOOK!!! <3 
Moral of the story: Never give up! You never know when one more day will make all the difference.

Exactly one year ago yesterday, I had a fairly substantial freak-out moment and nearly decided I would never find a literary agent who loved my work as much as I did. But my good friend, Brenda Drake made me send some queries for my manuscript anyway.

Exactly one year ago today, I woke up to two requests for my manuscript. And after spending the day freaking out and double-checking my novel for typos, etc. I sent the manuscript to the requesting agents. Within an hour, my writing career had totally changed. Jessica tweeted this message … and it was about MY BOOK!!! <3 

Moral of the story: Never give up! You never know when one more day will make all the difference.

&#8230; How it sometimes feels when you&#8217;re a writer. :)

… How it sometimes feels when you’re a writer. :)

dawnmetcalf:

It’s all a matter of perspective.

dawnmetcalf:

It’s all a matter of perspective.

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There’s no need to compare yourself to others. You matter simply because you are YOU!

dailydishonesty:

Daily Dishonesty Giveaway Post #5! Reblog for a chance to win your very own copy of the Daily Dishonesty book!
To Enter: Reblog a Daily Dishonesty Giveaway post from 8/26 to 9/1 from dailydishonesty.com for a chance to win the book. You may reblog each post for up to seven chances. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway ends September 1st, 2014 11:59 PM EST. Limit one book per winner. One winner per post will be chosen at random for a total of seven winners.

dailydishonesty:

Daily Dishonesty Giveaway Post #5! Reblog for a chance to win your very own copy of the Daily Dishonesty book!

To Enter: Reblog a Daily Dishonesty Giveaway post from 8/26 to 9/1 from dailydishonesty.com for a chance to win the book. You may reblog each post for up to seven chances. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway ends September 1st, 2014 11:59 PM EST. Limit one book per winner. One winner per post will be chosen at random for a total of seven winners.

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