Over-Achieving Perfectionist

Should We Use a Blog Commenting System?

July 2, 2013 Over-Achieving Perfectionist
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I’ve mentioned before that I wish I could change how comments work on my blog. I’d love for readers to easily see when someone replies to their comments here or provide the ability to subscribe to comments for a post. A system like that often encourages more interaction on a blog by enabling back-and-forth conversations. […]

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How Success Raises the Stakes…in Our Life

May 16, 2013 Over-Achieving Perfectionist
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In writing, we always want the stakes to increase over the course of a story. The problems get bigger, the risks get bigger, and the reasons the characters need to succeed get bigger. The same concept can apply to real life. When we first start a blog, it doesn’t matter if we fall flat on our […]

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Facebook: Should We Use a Profile or a Page? — Guest: Lisa Hall-Wilson

March 7, 2013 Over-Achieving Perfectionist
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To those who know me, it’s no secret I enjoy Twitter more than Facebook. Currently, I use just a Facebook profile (the normal accounts for individuals). But if one was necessary, I didn’t want my inability to love Facebook holding me back from utilizing a page (the accounts for businesses). Luckily, I knew just who to […]

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Is Your Ebook Library a Black Hole?

March 5, 2013 Over-Achieving Perfectionist
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I’ve admitted before that my to-be-read (TBR) pile is ridiculously large. I have piles around my desk and piles in my bedroom. Even more books pile up in my Kindle. There’s a reason I’ve called myself a book slut. I just can’t resist books. *smile* Some people with big TBR piles read books in a […]

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Do You Make New Year’s Resolutions?

January 1, 2013 Over-Achieving Perfectionist
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New Year’s Day. The time of year when society tells us to make New Year’s Resolutions. We vow to eat better and exercise more. We promise ourselves we’ll carve out more “me-time” for reading or other enjoyable activities. We hope to become better organized or more charitable. Most of those resolutions don’t survive the month […]

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NaNo Wrap-Up: Are You Happy with Your Accomplishment?

December 4, 2012 Over-Achieving Perfectionist
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For better or for worse, the National Novel Writing Month (NaNo) of November is over. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve been catching up on sleep. (I lost count of how many nights I stayed up until midnight to get as many words in as possible.) It was a month of highs and […]

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The Inbox Explosion: How Do You Manage Yours?

September 20, 2012 Over-Achieving Perfectionist
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I fully admit that one of my weaknesses is an out-of-control email inbox. Between my accounts for writing and day job, I have an obscene number of unread emails. (As in, a hundred times the number depicted in this picture.) Granted, the vast majority of those unread emails are list digests and things that don’t […]

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The Ultimate #RWA12 Conference Packing List

July 17, 2012 Over-Achieving Perfectionist
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I’m leaving in a week to attend the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Annual Conference, which is meeting in Anaheim, California this year. This will be my third conference and my second RWA National. So, why am I nervous? Oh yeah… I’m giving a workshop this time around. By myself. How did that happen? If you remember […]

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Done! How Do You Celebrate?

November 17, 2011 Over-Achieving Perfectionist
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I finished the first draft of another WIP (work in progress) on Monday.  Guess how I celebrated?  *cringes*  Uh, yeah…I did nothing. Yes, it was too late to go out for a celebratory dinner.  And yes, I have a lot of editing to do.  But shouldn’t I have done something?  Sure, it’s not my first novel, […]

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Are You a Learning Addict?

April 14, 2011 Over-Achieving Perfectionist
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Old-fashioned school desks squeak, their occupants leaning for a better view.  Dust motes hang suspended in the sunbeams from the classroom windows, as though they stilled, waiting for the confession.  I stand before the group and gather my courage. “My name is Jami Gold and I am a learning addict.” As my posts about learning […]

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