Ha, ha... yeah, so "play a game, just for the fun of it." What I had in mind was sitting down with my sister and having her teach me how to play Apples to Apples. We ended up talking for several hours - catching up on each other's lives since we don't talk that often. … Continue reading Challenge Day 2 – Bust, But…
June 1st - Wear an outfit you feel GREAT in. I had a small event tonight. I had my dress all pressed, cute sandals set out, and a quick splash of polish on my toe nails. About 10 minutes before the event was to start, I looked down at my nicely fitting, faded jeans; took … Continue reading Day 1 Challenge – Done
So yeah. I didn't get to celebrate my 50th the way I wanted to. But since I'm a grow'd-up, I figure I can do what I want, and that means, I'm calling a do-over! That's right, this year, my 51st trip around the sun will kick off with a 50th birthday celebration of my choosing. … Continue reading Birth Month – Let’s Do This!
I don't blog like I used to. I don't even write like I used to. That feverish, head down, nothing else matters until I get this story written type of writing. Used to fuel my weekdays and nights to exhaustion. Somewhere along the line I came to the realization that I had pumped out those … Continue reading Wow, It’s Been a While.
Juggling all the superficial shit to avoid my manuscript because somewhere between Breaking Point and Aphrodite's Twin, I lost my drive to write, finish, and publish my work. I'd done it, in relatively rapid succession for seven years straight. I was chasing a high of success that remained out of my reach. I grew disillusioned. … Continue reading Dropping the Ball.
Let me just put this out there: Sending my wish / prayer that your deepest desires are fulfilled in 2018. Thanking you profusely for reading my posts, for every like, and for interacting with me in the comments. Holding space for hope, positive change, and healing the world over. With love and LIGHT, Happy 2018! … Continue reading My Prayer
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 … Continue reading OMG – Perfect post by Capital Nerd 🙂
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 … Continue reading The Overwhelm
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 … Continue reading Behind the curtain, one more time.
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 … Continue reading Another Glimpse Behind the Curtain…