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Posted by MK Meredith , 27 September 2012 · 113 views

[i][font=Georgia,]Within the past year, I came across a jazz vocalist, [url="http://www.thisbevos.com/"]Thisbe Vos[/url] . She is amazing, as a singer and a role model. Thisbe is very talented and in my opinion fearless. She's an artist who desires to live her dream...but she isn't sitting around waiting for it to happen.[/font][/i]

[i][font=Georgia,]She is [b]making[/b] it happen. [/font][/i]

[i][font=Georgia,]I have witnessed tenacity, passion and determination from Thisbe, all attributes a writer needs as well to make dreams the stuff of reality.[/font][/i]

[i][font=Georgia,]I also learned how impactful it can be to [b]really[/b] connect with your fans.[/font][/i]

[i][font=Georgia,]Following Thisbe's journey, I've enjoyed her music, her stories, her interest. She's shared bits and pieces of her personal life. Herself.[/font][/i]

[i][font=Georgia,]A few days ago, I sent her a message. I was floored when she responded. Her and I are on a similar journey expressed through a different medium. So my excitement from one artist to another was huge. I ran and showed my husband; the man is a sweetheart and understood immediately why her response meant so much. [/font][/i]

[i][font=Georgia,]Now, I realize this is not possible for every artist out there. But let me just say, the time she took to share a bit of herself, to acknowledge my admiration...to connect...[/font][/i]

[i][font=Georgia,]I will be a fan for life...[/font][/i]
[i][font=Georgia,]...even when her success reaches the point in which responding is impossible.[/font][/i]

[i][font=Georgia,]I am taking this lesson to heart. No matter what happens or where I go...if I am fortunate enough to have someone cheering me on. I won't forget to say, thank you.[/font][/i]

[i][font=Georgia,]To acknowledge.[/font][/i]

[i][font=Georgia,]To connect.[/font][/i]


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Writing Selfish...

Posted by MK Meredith , 08 April 2012 · 151 views

[color=#000000][size=3][i]Isn't it interesting that when you are making money you never question - and are rarely questioned - about the time invested in your endeavor? [/i]
[i]But when your efforts are not a financial cornucopia or even a financial trickle, the time invested may be perceived as selfish? [/i]
[i]The sting of it is, you have to be. [/i]
[i]Be selfish. [/i][/size][/color]

[size=3][i][url="http://www.novelrocket.com/2012/04/holding-it-all-together-by-cheryl-st.html"][color=#000000]"You can tell how serious a writer is by how selfish they become with their time. Let me put it bluntly: If you still have a life, you’re probably not a serious writer—you have a hobby that may or may not pay off."[/color][/url][color=#000000] ~ [/color][url="http://www.cherylstjohn.net/"][color=#000000]Cheryl St.John[/color][/url][/i]

[color=#000000][i]Cheryl St.John hit the nail on the head with her statement. [/i]

[i]When it comes to writing and every other labor of love, the time you put into your passion may make or break you.[/i]

[i]If you are fortunate, you are surrounded by those who love and support you. But, there is bound to be some who question your efforts and label them a pipe dream. Don't let their label define you.[/i]

[i]In order to be successful as a writer, you have to write. In order to write, you have to be very protective of your time and sit your butt in a chair, fingers at the keyboard.[/i]


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[color=#000000][i]Yes, good timing and good luck may play a role in your success. But, if you don't have any polished manuscripts, the best luck in the world won't mean a damn thing. [/i]

[i]You must write.[/i]
[i]Which means, you must make the time.[/i]

[i]Be selfish. It's okay. [/i]

[i]Only you can make your dreams come true. [/i]

[i]Own it. Live it. Write it! [/i][/color][/size]


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Unsuspected Dangers of having Erotica Writer Friends...

Posted by MK Meredith , 29 March 2012 · 484 views

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[i][font="Georgia,"]Isn't it refreshing to look out upon your friends and see a variety of characters? Everyone with different personalities, interests and quirks.[/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]As a writer, I have such a wonderfully eclectic group of friends. And one of my very good friends, Eve Savage, is a dynamic power house and a published erotica writer. She walks into a room demanding attention, diving into her erotica writer character with ease, yet on the side lines is a sweet and generous woman who's main priority is raising her two incredibly intelligent children.[/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]Now, one of the fun and funny benefits of being friends with an erotica writer is the emails that are passed on to you. Emails meant to inspire and ignite the mind to dream of intoxicating encounters with well muscled, well hu...well, you get the picture. Encounters with incredibly well formed men. They are very interesting emails...lets just say.[/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]The other night, my very own well formed man, informed me that he received an email from Eve while he was sifting through his emails at work. Before his day begins, he sits down with a cup of coffee and sorts through his personal email and then starts his day going through his numerous work emails. Monotonous, I'm sure; he has different emails for different security clearances. [/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]Keep in mind that my husband is a military man and thus surrounded by many other military men. He was making his way through each email when suddenly his screen was filled with well muscled, well formed male backsides[/font][/i][i][font="Georgia,"], one after another[/font][/i][i][font="Georgia,"]. [/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]What the hell?![/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]I imagine him choking on his coffee in his horror![/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]He furtively glanced behind him, over each shoulder while, in a frenzy, he attempted to delete the email before any of his colleagues happened by. [/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]How would he explain that one?![/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]I was dying. The look on his face [/font][/i][i][font="Georgia,"]when he told me [/font][/i][i][font="Georgia,"]was priceless and when I notified my friend of her snafu, she was mortified![/font][/i][/color][color=#000000]
[i][font="Georgia,"]Apparently, her phone synced his email to my name, thanks to our shared FB page. She thought she sent the backsides to me. [/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]Not quite the right Meredith. [/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]My husband certainly woke up quick that morning, maybe not in his preferred way, but he was awake none the less, and I had the hardest laugh I've had in awhile.[/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]Thanks to my erotica writing friend for such hilarity and thank you to my easy going husband for being such a good sport![/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]Such are the dangers...[/font][/i][/color]


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Unsuspected Dangers of having Erotica Writer Friends...

Posted by MK Meredith , 29 March 2012 · 186 views

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[i][font="Georgia,"]Isn't it refreshing to look out upon your friends and see a variety of characters? Everyone with different personalities, interests and quirks.[/font][/i][/color]
[color=#000000]
[i][font="Georgia,"]As a writer, I have such a wonderfully eclectic group of friends. And one of my very good friends, Eve Savage, is a dynamic power house and a published erotica writer. She walks into a room demanding attention, diving into her erotica writer character with ease, yet on the side lines is a sweet and generous woman who's main priority is raising her two incredibly intelligent children.[/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]Now, one of the fun and funny benefits of being friends with an erotica writer is the emails that are passed on to you. Emails meant to inspire and ignite the mind to dream of intoxicating encounters with well muscled, well hu...well, you get the picture. Encounters with incredibly well formed men. They are very interesting emails...lets just say.[/font][/i][/color]
[color=#000000]
[i][font="Georgia,"]The other night, my very own well formed man, informed me that he received an email from Eve while he was sifting through his emails at work. Before his day begins, he sits down with a cup of coffee and sorts through his personal email and then starts his day going through his numerous work emails. Monotonous, I'm sure; he has different emails for different security clearances. [/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]Keep in mind that my husband is a military man and thus surrounded by many other military men. He was making his way through each email when suddenly his screen was filled with well muscled, well formed male backsides[/font][/i][i][font="Georgia,"], one after another[/font][/i][i][font="Georgia,"]. [/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]What the hell?![/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]I imagine him choking on his coffee in his horror![/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]He furtively glanced behind him, over each shoulder while, in a frenzy, he attempted to delete the email before any of his colleagues happened by. [/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]How would he explain that one?![/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]I was dying. The look on his face [/font][/i][i][font="Georgia,"]when he told me [/font][/i][i][font="Georgia,"]was priceless and when I notified my friend of her snafu, she was mortified![/font][/i][/color][color=#000000]
[i][font="Georgia,"]Apparently, her phone synced his email to my name, thanks to our shared FB page. She thought she sent the backsides to me. [/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]Not quite the right Meredith. [/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]My husband certainly woke up quick that morning, maybe not in his preferred way, but he was awake none the less, and I had the hardest laugh I've had in awhile.[/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]Thanks to my erotica writing friend for such hilarity and thank you to my easy going husband for being such a good sport![/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]Such are the dangers...[/font][/i][/color]


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24 Hour Marathon...

Posted by MK Meredith , 21 March 2012 · 162 views

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[i][font="Georgia,"]Isn't it frustrating that there aren't more hours in the day?[/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]As a mother, wife, writer and friend, to name just a few, I am trying to accomplish so much in a 24 hour period. I have a deadline for a revision I am working on. Not to mention polishing the synopsis, query letters and log lines. [/font][/i][/color][color=#000000]
[i][font="Georgia,"]And I have a goal to read and review my writer friends published works. They have all been such an incredible support to me and I want to do everything I can to return the favor. [/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]I love to eek out all the time I can with my two entertaining kiddos: reading, creating and exploring Colorado Springs. They are so much fun and the time with them flies by so fast. They are the best thing about me.[/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]Spending time with my husband is a must - which is one of my favorite things to do. I'm one of the lucky ones with an incredibly supportive husband. He's so darned funny! And have I mention how hot he is? No, seriously, if you touch him you'd swear you'd been burned. :-)[/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]Not to mention meetings - of all kinds, social events, and everyday errands, the gym. Well, you get the picture.[/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]And, as you can imagine, there is even more. You know, because you all face the same obstacles of time, just different situations.[/font][/i][/color]

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[i][font="Georgia,"]So, how do we do it? How do we get through each day with a feeling of accomplishment, satisfaction or contentment?[/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]Priorities are a must. Good time management and a commitment to give our very best, not only to those in our lives that we serve, but ourselves as well.[/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]I have found it very helpful to have a plan, a course of action. [/font][/i][/color][color=#000000]
[i][font="Georgia,"]What must I get accomplished, and what do I want to get accomplished and then see what I can get accomplished. [/font][/i][/color][color=#000000]
[i][font="Georgia,"]They aren't always the same thing. [/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]Don't just work through your list. Live your day. Enjoy each and every moment, interaction and opportunity, even the tasks that aren't that much fun, because in the end, we're so lucky to have the chance. [/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]Find joy in what you do, and remember to give yourself a break. Rome wasn't built in a day...[/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]I have to admit I have days where I'm inspired and full of energy, and then there are days when I'm just tired, unmotivated and want to do nothing more than watch a favorite movie or curl up with a good book and drink coffee or wine. Or sleep.[/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]Now, I can't always give into this want...but I most certainly do when I can. And so should you.[/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]Much of our satisfaction comes from whether or not our expectations have been met. Maintain high expectations, but remain flexible. Things happen, plans change but you can overcome. Roll with the punches, but keep moving forward. [/font][/i][/color]
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[i][font="Georgia,"]And remember as you are sprinting through your 24 hour marathon...enjoy yourself![/font][/i][/color]


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Oh, How the Mighty have Fallen...

Posted by MK Meredith , 28 October 2010 · 144 views

[font="Georgia"][i]Isn't it sweet to watch a daddy with his little girl?

My husband is a large man, and to see him with our daughter, especially when she was a baby, would send my heart aflutter.

They were so sweet with on another - still are.

Ever since we decided it was time to start our family we've had discussions about discipline and consistency with our children. Confident that we had the strength to remain strong in the face of adorable pouts and batting eye lashes.

One afternoon, when our daughter was around ten months old, we were enjoying her antics as she explored her surroundings. At one point she slowed down and sat, fairly close to a wall, to take a rest. Her cheeks were flushed pink and her eyes twinkled in delight. There is something so special in the smile of a child.

It transforms their faces, they glow, and you feel it deep in your soul.

We watched, caught up in her unbelievable cuteness as many parents are, when she reached her finger out toward an electrical outlet. The outlet was covered, but in the interest of teaching her not to ever touch or play with the outlet, my husband delivered a sharp and succinct, "No."

She snatched her hand back to her side as her face immediately lost it's glow and fell. Big fat tears fell from her sparkling blues onto her pink cherub cheeks, as she looked at her father, full of hurt and sadness.

I am not exaggerating a bit when I say that he broke. My big brawny man had his daughter within his loving embrace, desperate in his attempt to sooth her, before that first fat tear hit her cheek.

He was so shocked by her reaction.
It had been her first, 'no'.

Since then, I've watched her work her magic. She has a way with him. A gift of unsolicited affection or word of praise has the power to bring him to his knees.

It's beautiful...

...and scary. She's only four. God give us strength![/i][/font]


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Love and Water...

Posted by MK Meredith , 23 October 2010 · 115 views

[font="Georgia"][i]Isn't it sobering how something so beautiful, life sustaining and cleansing can also cause mass destruction?

Water is shown in photographs to depict purity and tranquility. Water is used in a multitude of cleansing techniques and rituals. We love to taste, hear and feel water.

Imagine a tall cool glass on a hot humid day wetting your mouth and quenching your thirst, with each satisfying swallow. The calming melody of falling water or a running brook, quieting your soul. Or silky rivulets gliding over your skin, cooling and soothing, sometimes a sensual gift.

Yet, water is also one of nature's most destructive elements, dark and merciless. And when released in it's full force and glory has the power to destroy thousands of lives.

It's a lot like love.

No? Consider this.

Love too is shown to depict purity and tranquility. Picture mother and child in the warm glow of the rising sun, sitting quietly in a rocking chair. The newborn babe gazing adoringly into his mother's eyes, her head bent forward, pure rapture on her face. Love is cleansing, a journey toward redemption for some tortured soul. We taste love while in the arms of our lover, we hear love with every endearment, be it friend, family or the sweet voice of a child, and we feel love in the presence of those who accept us as we are, every flaw, every weakness, and every success.

Like water, love released in it's full force, without thought for the well being of another, can ruin a life and even cause mass destruction. We entrust our love, and when misused, it is devastating.

As for mass destruction? Think of all the loving, trusting souls in the Branch Davidians. [/i][/font]





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