Tag Archives: Barb’s Musing

Playing the Long Game 2 – Big Dog Summer

If you want to run with the big dogs, you’ve got to learn to pee in the tall grass. Continue reading

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Catching Up with Y’All

Wedding Fever It’s T-4 days until my son’s wedding. He’s marrying a lovely young woman and everyone is thrilled.  Everyone is also going a bit insane with last minute details. Yours truly is in charge of writing the actual ceremony … Continue reading

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More Thoughts About Depression

Yes, I know – I’m talking about depression again I debated whether or not to post this blog today for a number of reasons, not the least of which was that I wasn’t sure if I wanted to be known … Continue reading

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When You’re Feeling Depressed

At the RWA Conference in Denver, Leslie Kelly and I gave a talk about Slaying Mental Health Dragons.  We talked in great depth (and with brutal honestly) about what it’s like to be a writer fighting depression, anxiety and other … Continue reading

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Lessons from Mom

My mom passed away last week after a long battle with dementia. As I sat by her bed and held her hand, I was filled with an overwhelming sadness. Sad, not just because she was dying  but for the life … Continue reading

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Second Half Reset

This week marks the second half of 2018, so I’m hitting the reset button.  I know — I’ve said that before — but this time I really mean it. Largely because the first half of 2018 sucked. If I want … Continue reading

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Ambition Isn’t Easy

When I was young, I wasn’t what you’d call particularly ambitious. I was raised by a very traditional family. If my mom wanted more than to be a good wife and mother, she didn’t say so out loud. She considered … Continue reading

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On Getting My Act Together

A few of my colleagues and I created a email loop where  we talk business and career planning.  It’s a bit intimidating as these other women are incredibly smart and savvy.  The way they approach their writing careers is amazing. … Continue reading

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A Writer Turning 50: Coming to Terms

So there are only 13 days left until I turn fifty.  The big 5-0.  I’m waiting for the “Oh my God, I’m turning 50” freak out to kick in, and you know what?  I don’t think there’ s going to … Continue reading

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Is Anybody Out There? I’ve been asking myself that question for a few weeks now. Since September, I’ve been showing up here every Wednesday and sharing whatever is on my mind. But why? It used to be blogging was a … Continue reading

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