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  1. jmh
    December 12, 2017 @ 4:06 am

    Sorry to hear things are so rough for you right now. That part about not being able to go home is heartbreaking. 2017 has been a rough year for so many, myself included (and 2016 was even worse!) I really hope that your life starts to turn around sooner rather than later, and that hope returns to you.

    Hugs.

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  2. Renee
    December 10, 2017 @ 8:37 pm

    2018 is almost here. Hopefully…no not hopefully…it WILL be a better year for you. Let me know if I can help with anything!

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  3. mlouisebarbourfundyblue
    December 8, 2017 @ 2:07 pm

    My heart goes out to you, Juneta! One step at a time is how I’ve always walked through challenges, although I admit that some of the steps have been baby steps. The emotion of all you have dealt with and are dealing with saturates your post. Sending you a big hug and wishing you a better, happier, and more fulfilling 2018.

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  4. Lynda R Young
    December 7, 2017 @ 8:55 pm

    I also work best when working on one project at a time.
    May 2018 be a better year

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  5. Shah Wharton
    December 7, 2017 @ 11:36 am

    I hear you on fear and doubts – those crippling monsters – and hope, for us both, that 2018 eases their grip. X

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    • Juneta
      December 7, 2017 @ 5:42 pm

      Thank you and the same to you.

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  6. Victoria Marie Lees
    December 7, 2017 @ 8:07 am

    My prayers are with you, Juneta. 2018 will be better. Think positive.

    For me, I need to be brave and send out my short stories. I obsess too much. I need to let them go. To take my chances. It’s always a no, if I never send something out. My children say I overthink everything. Yes I do. I just don’t know how to stop it. Any suggestions?

    Thanks for all your insight on my Adventures in Writing blog, Juneta. Happy Holidays!

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    • Juneta
      December 7, 2017 @ 5:44 pm

      No really, but I’m told to just do and you don’t have to think about it anymore, lol. Not so easy done for me. Happy Holidays to you too.

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  7. Olga Godim
    December 6, 2017 @ 10:41 pm

    Thinking positive always helps, not only in writing but in life too. Even smiling in the mirror at yourself helps a bit. Best wishes and many smiles in the new year!

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    • Juneta
      December 7, 2017 @ 5:45 pm

      Thank you.

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  8. Karen at Reprobate Typewriter
    December 6, 2017 @ 4:57 pm

    I didn’t finish Nano, either, but I got a fairly good grasp on some characters and situations. They’re all sitting around long hand in one of my notebooks, though. I hope things get better for you soon.

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    • admin2
      December 7, 2017 @ 5:46 pm

      Thank you.

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  9. Toi Thomas
    December 6, 2017 @ 4:04 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like your plan for writing. I may adapt that for myself.
    I’ll definitely keep you in my prayers as you face new life changes.
    I wish you many blessings in the new year.

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    • admin2
      December 7, 2017 @ 5:47 pm

      Thank you.

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  10. spunkonastick
    December 6, 2017 @ 2:46 pm

    No one should struggle alone. Talk to a friend. I have a cute little sign on my wine bottle holder that says “Good friends and a bottle of wine are better than therapy.” I think it’s true about the friends!

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  11. emaginette
    December 6, 2017 @ 1:57 pm

    I’m sorry things are tough. But since I’ve known you, you’ve proved to be tougher, stronger and more determined. Tired I get. That happens when things suck energy. Wherever you land up, and whatever you do to get there, is a blimp in your life. You got this.

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  12. Shannon Lawrence
    December 6, 2017 @ 1:49 pm

    I’m sorry things have been so rough. I hope you get the answers you need and things improve. As far as time management, I *know* how to manage my time; I just don’t follow through. :p

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  13. Gwen Gardner
    December 6, 2017 @ 12:29 pm

    I tend to hunker down as a rule. Probably not a good thing. I know I should socialize more. But really, the writing life keeps me busy. I’m either doing it or thinking about doing it. Will pray for you, Juneta! Here’s to 2018 taking an upswing!

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  14. Chrys Fey
    December 6, 2017 @ 11:23 am

    When my life felt really small, I did a lot of blogging. The blogging community really made me feel connected and a part of something. I didn’t feel lonely. Only when I wasn’t blogging or writing did I feel so alone.

    I hope things get better for you!

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  15. cluculzwriter
    December 6, 2017 @ 10:43 am

    I have had a difficult year, so I sympathize, June. All I keep thinking is it’ll be over soon. And I actually feel bad for thinking that. But it will be over soon. If we put a timetable on it, life is bound to be better, don’t you think? It will. We have to believe that. So sorry you’re going through so much.

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  16. cleemckenzie
    December 6, 2017 @ 10:41 am

    Whatever’s going on, I’m send you a cyber hug and as many positive vibes as possible.

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  17. Megan Morgan
    December 6, 2017 @ 10:18 am

    I don’t think we’d be writers if we didn’t constantly fuss and worry about our progress and keep checking in on ourselves. It seems to be a symptom of creativity!

    I hope your difficulties soon pass and there are brighter days ahead. May 2018 reward you richly!

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  18. patgarcia
    December 6, 2017 @ 10:02 am

    I love your quotes. They have much wisdom in them, especially the ones by Og Mandino and Mike Murdoch. What can I say?
    The hardest thing to do is to stand up to your fear and say, buddy, you’re not going to paralyse me and keep me from doing that which I know I was called to do. There are so many writers who have made it that were not highly educated but they had the gift to write. Do what you can one day at a time and recognise that in that one day you have accomplished much, because you have.
    Wishing you all the best and a successful crossover into 2018.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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  19. Jacqui Murray
    December 6, 2017 @ 9:55 am

    I forget who said, “It’s not falling in a puddle that kills you; it’s not getting up.” What you’re saying–and I so agree!

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  20. Christine Rains
    December 6, 2017 @ 7:48 am

    Sending good thoughts your way. Here’s hoping that 2018 is a much better year for all of us!

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  21. Tamara Narayan
    December 6, 2017 @ 7:29 am

    One of the tougher things for me about the holidays is comparing what’s happening now with what happened in the past. Children grow up and some traditions have sadly become things of the past way before I was ready to let go. All I can do is try to enjoy what’s happening now as this too will change as they leave middle school for high school and high school for college.

    2017 had some rough spots and wonderful spots, so in that balance, I’ll consider myself lucky. I hope the best for you in 2018.

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  22. chemistken
    December 6, 2017 @ 4:31 am

    It sure seems that a lot of people went through a lot of “stuff” in 2017. I wish you the best of luck in 2018, both as far as your writing life and your home life. My prayers are with you.

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  23. Angela Wooldridge
    December 6, 2017 @ 3:43 am

    Oh Juneta, sometimes life sucks 🙁 I feel for you and really hope things turn around for you soon xxx

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  24. raimeygallant
    December 6, 2017 @ 12:35 am

    I’m not a big winter holidays person. I was at one point, but I prefer to try to avoid it now. It’s hard, because it’s EVERYWHERE. I really hope that this coming year is going to be a good one for you AND me, Juneta. 🙂

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  25. Rhonda Strong Gilmour
    December 5, 2017 @ 5:07 pm

    May 2018 bring you sharper focus and renewed hope. There’s a lot of bad juju floating around this year–looks like a big blob of it fell into your lap. Wishing you strength and peace.

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  26. cheriereich
    December 5, 2017 @ 11:35 am

    Thinking of you! *hugs* 2017 has been a rough year. And I’m with you on the narrow focus when it comes to our projects.

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  27. Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh)
    December 5, 2017 @ 10:36 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sounds like a year of difficult change. May your season change and 2018 is a year of growth and peace.

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