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  1. Ronel Janse van Vuuren
    April 12, 2019 @ 06:26

    Congrats, Juneta! There’s always something new to learn 🙂 Looking forward to reading your story in the anthology! So much to read, so little time.

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  2. Toi Thomas
    April 9, 2019 @ 10:13

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great job packing so much into this cool post. Congrats on the anthology. I’m glad to hear is going so well and working toward a third volume already. Do pretty well developing the middle stuff but struggle with making it enjoyable to read. Still, it’s the end that’s a major struggle for me. Looking forward to starting the new book club book. I missed the last discussion, but hopefully, that won’t happen again.

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  3. Tonja Drecker
    April 8, 2019 @ 12:31

    Congratulations on the anthologies! Middles can be tricky. I don’t think we ever quit learning in writing and publishing, and I’m beginning to wonder how anyone keeps up with everything. It’s insane at times.

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    • admin2
      April 8, 2019 @ 12:34

      Agreed. All so true.

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  4. Chrys Fey
    April 8, 2019 @ 12:15

    Congratulations on both anthologies!!! I am so happy for you!

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    • admin2
      April 8, 2019 @ 12:31

      Thank you.

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  5. Victoria Marie Lees
    April 7, 2019 @ 14:13

    Oh. My. Gosh! I don’t even know where to begin once I decide to get my memoir published. I’m not sure we can ever know everything needed to accomplish the best launch of a book. I plan on learning from all of you valuable IWSG members. I’m terrified! All best to you, Juneta!

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    • admin2
      April 8, 2019 @ 12:31

      Wishing you much success with yours. I don’t think we ever know enough the first few or several we do. Still, feel like I know nothing. Thank you.

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  6. Gwen Gardner
    April 4, 2019 @ 20:29

    Middles do tend to droop, lol. Sounds like you’ve got it handled though. You’re one busy lady. Go you!

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    • admin2
      April 8, 2019 @ 12:29

      Thank you. I struggle with middles but working on it.

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  7. ChemistKen
    April 4, 2019 @ 14:24

    Sounds like you’re keeping busy. I can see where all the angst is coming from. At least now you have more practicing shepherding an anthology. Good luck!

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    • admin2
      April 8, 2019 @ 12:29

      Thank you. Yup getting the practice in.

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  8. Tyrean Martinson
    April 4, 2019 @ 11:06

    Congratulations on your book release!!! It is tough to organize all the moving pieces, but I’m sure it will go well!

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2019 @ 11:57

      Thank you. Yes, it is and there is a lot, lol. They just keep moving too and sometimes you have to chase’em down or find them.

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  9. Christine Rains
    April 4, 2019 @ 10:42

    Congratulations! The middle always gets me too. I don’t want it to sag or get boring. Something important has to happen, but it can’t outshine the big climax.

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2019 @ 11:56

      Thank you. Exactly!

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  10. Mary Aalgaard
    April 4, 2019 @ 09:02

    Wow. So much good news. Congratulations!

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2019 @ 11:55

      Thank you.

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  11. JQ Rose
    April 4, 2019 @ 08:50

    Wow- my brain is swirling with all your activity. Just remember when tackling all these projects the old adage, you eat an elephant one bite at a time. You can handle it ALL!!! Congrats on your new anthology!
    JQ Rose

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2019 @ 11:55

      My brain is swirling too, lol. I’ll remember that. Thank you.

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  12. Angela Wooldridge
    April 4, 2019 @ 06:21

    It’s the middle for me too – finding out how ‘A’ gets to ‘C’ puts me in such a muddle!
    Sooo proud of you! Lookit you, publishing all these anthologies!!! 🙂 🙂 You totally go girl!

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2019 @ 11:54

      Those darn middles. Thank you.

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  13. Michelle Wallace
    April 4, 2019 @ 00:35

    Visiting your blog is such a pleasure. Love the vibe!
    Congrats on the anthology!

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2019 @ 11:54

      Ah, thank you and thank you again lol.

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  14. Lee Lowery
    April 3, 2019 @ 21:12

    You are one busy lady! Congrats on the release and I am totally intrigued with the Halloween theme – that’s right up my alley.

    And yes, the middle does get muddled. I’m right there in my current WIP.

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2019 @ 11:53

      yeah I am excited about the Halloween one too. Thank you.

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  15. Lynda R Young
    April 3, 2019 @ 20:35

    Congrats!! There is a lot of learning behind all the processes of writing, publishing, marketing. And lots of fun too.

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2019 @ 11:53

      No, kidding and thank you.

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  16. Nancy Gideon
    April 3, 2019 @ 20:18

    Grumpy Old Gods sounds wonderful – just what I need to read!! The middle . . . I always pause there and reread (for the first time) from page one to get my momentum back so it can carry me the rest of the way through the book. It’s the only way I can breech that annoying sagging middle (Change Grumpy Old Gods to Grumpy Old Grammy)!

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    • admin2
      April 4, 2019 @ 11:52

      LOL, yeah middles… Thank you. LOL, Grumpy Old Grammy is as catchy as Grandma got run over by a reindeer, yeah that is where my mind went.

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  17. CV Grehan
    April 3, 2019 @ 19:48

    If anyone could use more time, it’s you, Juneta! Congratulations on the release. I’ve just downloaded it. Digging in soon!

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    • admin2
      April 3, 2019 @ 20:20

      Thank you I hope you enjoy the stories.

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  18. Olga Godim
    April 3, 2019 @ 18:36

    Congrats on the book release. Love the covers of the series. Very bright and atmospheric, totally unmistakable as a brand.

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    • admin2
      April 3, 2019 @ 18:44

      Thank you. My partner Vanessa did those. Really appreciate your telling us too. Makes us feel better about everything knowing others like it. .

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  19. Loni Townsend
    April 3, 2019 @ 15:54

    Woot on the release! I’ve been in on a few anthologies and I can certainly agree that it takes a lot of work to do all the organizing and prepping of stuff. Good job tackling it, though!

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    • admin2
      April 3, 2019 @ 16:54

      Thank you. I have found I like the short story. I need to try to write for other anthologies too. Happy IWSG!

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  20. C. Lee McKenzie
    April 3, 2019 @ 15:26

    Good grief! You have so much going on. I’m applauding your stamina.

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    • admin2
      April 3, 2019 @ 16:09

      No I don’t have stamina. I am really tired and there is still stuff to do, but it has to be done. It is one more step away from the mire my life has fallen into and maybe a bit of hope to the future, I hope. Thanks for stopping by.

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  21. Anna
    April 3, 2019 @ 14:57

    Congrats, Juneta. You earned your spot among the rest. 🙂

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    • admin2
      April 3, 2019 @ 16:04

      Thank you Anna.

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  22. Alex J. Cavanaugh
    April 3, 2019 @ 12:50

    A third one this fall? Very cool.
    Thanks for plugging all of the IWSG happenings.

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    • admin2
      April 3, 2019 @ 14:24

      Yup a 3rd one this fall. Maybe one around Christmas time but that is up in the air for now. Thank you and your welcome.

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  23. Jacqui Murray
    April 3, 2019 @ 12:32

    Congrats on your publication! It is on my Kindle right now, moving up the queue. I am excited to read it!

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    • admin2
      April 3, 2019 @ 14:22

      Ooo, thank you so much. I hope you enjoy it.

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  24. L. Diane Wolfe
    April 3, 2019 @ 09:18

    LOL! There’s SO much to publishing, and coordinating that with a bunch of anthology authors adds a whole new level. Trust me.

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    • admin2
      April 3, 2019 @ 14:22

      It does. I probably should have asked for tips. Thank you.

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  25. J.H. Moncrieff
    April 3, 2019 @ 08:15

    Congrats on the recent publishing success! That’s fantastic.

    I can’t even imagine how difficult organizing an anthology must be. I’d guess it’s like herding cats.

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    • admin2
      April 3, 2019 @ 14:21

      ROFL it is a bit like herding cats. Too funny. Love the image that brought. Thank you.

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  26. Pat Garcia
    April 3, 2019 @ 07:01

    Congratulations! I am happy for you and I see that Book 2 and 3 are already in the making for Grumpy Old Gods.
    All the best with your upcoming projects.

    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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    • admin2
      April 3, 2019 @ 14:20

      Thank you so much, Pat. ((HUGS)) I am rather excited about the Halloween edition. One of my favorite holidays. I love all the dress up you can do and candy. Bad candy I know, but try to stick to chocolate and taffy.

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  27. Karen Lynn
    April 3, 2019 @ 06:50

    Organizing is a monster for me, too. I’m better with it after my bullet journal turned up, but I’ll still take any tips or secrets you have.
    Happy IWSG day!

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    • admin2
      April 3, 2019 @ 14:19

      I did the BJ for a while then lost the habit. Need to start that again. Start early, plan and set up more before the date then you think you have to do and ask for help. It is always easier and more motivating is you share the hoopla with someone. That’s all the tips for now but I am sure I will have lots more as still learning.

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      • Karen Lynn
        April 3, 2019 @ 16:05

        I really didn’t “get” the bullet journal until I started personalizing it for what I was doing. I’m crazy about it, now, but that’s more because it’s the first planner I’ve ever had that actually “fits”, so to speak. I’ll take any tips you have to hand out!

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        • admin2
          April 8, 2019 @ 12:38

          I was really into for several years, but this year for some reason just dropped the ball started using my computer more. I do use it somewhat for keeping track of business and needs to be done writing wise but less than I did. I do like it and definitely personal and keep it pretty simple when I do do it and use for a catchall for everything that is the only way I do, do it, regularly until this year. It was the first journal that I ever did and kept up with more than a month, so why I dropped after 3 years of doing it daily I cannot say.

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  28. Natalie Aguirre
    April 3, 2019 @ 06:39

    I bet it was more complicated organizing the launch of your anthology and the publicity that goes along with it. Hopefully you learned a lot from the process and your new book release is going well.

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    • admin2
      April 3, 2019 @ 14:16

      It was a tad more complicated. Yes learning lots and learning I need to learn more, lol. Thank you.

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