What are the steps for self-publishing?

This is a question I've recently been asked. I had to stop and think about all the steps. I go through when I publish one of my books or patterns. Become an expert in editing / grammar, graphic design, and MS Word or similar program…. Write your story, tell a great story. There’s no cost … Continue reading What are the steps for self-publishing?

Day 3 (or maybe 7) of Captivity

Three weeks ago, my gout started acting up.  I did my normal precautions of increasing the amount of cherry juice I was taking in, doubling up my meds and so on.  Last week I was looking forward to the short week because it meant I could spend time off my foot and really take care … Continue reading Day 3 (or maybe 7) of Captivity

Grant Writing

This semester I’m taking a grant writing class.  I’ve noticed a lot of similarities between grant writing and submissions for publications.  There are similar tips like:·         Follow the directions exactly ·         Be concise and polite ·         Expect to be rejected I’m thoroughly enjoying this class as I feel like there are a lot of practical … Continue reading Grant Writing

Shaving Cream

Vicki has been making new goodies again.  She made two different types of face wash, a body wash, and shaving cream.  The first one I tried was the shaving cream.  I don’t shave often because I have the eczema on my leg.  Even without the eczema, I never shaved often as it bothered my legs.  … Continue reading Shaving Cream

Election Day

Today everyone has the opportunity to go out and choose how our country will be run for the next four years.  I’ve already voted by absentee ballot.  I’ve made my choices.  I’ve been ready for the election nonsense to stop for a few weeks. Now I heard the figure of $6 billion spent on the … Continue reading Election Day


At my job, a request has been made for all publication for faculty and staff in the last year.  My faculty know I write so they have encouraged me to participate.  I was feeling like I hadn’t done much over the last year.  Then I gathered up the material.  Since July of 2011 I’ve had … Continue reading Publications