What Are the REAL Odds of Success? Extreme Ownership & the Best-Selling Author

This is a most enlightening blog post by Kristen Lamb. She tells it like it is! Must read, if you are or want to be a writer.

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Many of us are doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). If you’ve been following this blog the last two weeks, then you probably know I’ve had a horrific case of the flu. While this does mean I’ve sidelined editing (have to have higher thinking skills) and teaching (kind of need a voice) this has not excused me from writing.

In fact, it’s been pretty good for my writing since Robotussin apparently chloroforms the internal editor and is like Skittles to the Lizard Brain who is now running around in my head with scissors.

Oh God! It has the glitter! Hold on! Back in a minute….

Where was I? Yes, Lizard Brain is great for creating, and if I keep my pace, I should finish my 50,000 words tomorrow. Right now I am at almost 41,000 words and have been averaging about…

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Panhandle Professional Writers Group

Being asked to speak at a professional writers group is an honor. Sharing my stories gives me great satisfaction and the audience always comes up with thought-provoking questions.

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I love what I do. I believe in the stories I write and I look forward to speaking to this group on Saturday, November 21st at the Amarillo Senior Center in Amarillo, Texas.

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See you there!!!


RRBC Author – Mohana Rajamakur

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Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar is a South Asian American who has lived in Qatar since 2005. She has since published seven e-books including a memoir for first time mothers, Mommy But Still Me, a guide for aspiring writers, So You Want to Sell a Million Copies, a short story collection, Coloured and Other Stories, and a novel about women’s friendships, Saving Peace.

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Mohana’s award-winning books have focused on various aspects of life in the Arabian Gulf nation of Qatar. From Dunes to Dior is a collection of essays related to her experiences as a female South Asian American living in the Arabian Gulf and named as Indie Book of the Day in 2013. Love Comes Later is a literary romance set in Qatar and London and was the winner of the Best Indie Book Award for Romance in 2013, short listed for the New Talent award by the Festival of Romance, and Best Novel Finalist in eFestival of Words, 2013. She currently lives with her family in Qatar, where she teaches writing and literature courses at American universities.

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Connect with Mohana at:

Email: indiawriter@yahoo.com
Blog or Website: http://www.mohadoha.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/moha_doha
Facebook Page URL: www.facebook.com/themohadoha


Love this “explanation” of Orbs. I have lots of my own Orb pictures that I know beyond a doubt aren’t dust or moisture spots. Great blog!

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Orbs are linked with many logical possibilities. In photographs, orbs may actually be dust particles or water spots. However, when those explanations don’t apply, then you might be seeing energy residue. These transparent or translucent spheres can be human or animal, according to some. They are balls of light that can float or even fly. In fact, orbs are difficult to see with the naked eye. I personally have seen faces in the orbs that I’ve photographed. In researching orbs, I found that is quite common.

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One way that I personally try to distinguish orbs from other materials is to take multiple photographs of the same area. I then compare the photos. If picture #1 has nothing unusual in it and then picture #2 does, I can say that I saw an actual orb.

Another natural way to distinguish between…

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