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I'm not in the direct path of the total solar eclipse here in the States today from coast to coast, but I'll be watching it online.

Have a great week, y'all.

Denise Barker
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My thoughts and prayers and best wishes go out to my fellow Texans along the Gulf dealing with Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.

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Re: Denise Barker, COPY EDITOR, 2008 to Present (first 5.5 years with Harlequin)
« Reply #77 on: September 04, 2017, 11:32:41 AM »
Happy Labor Day to all. I hope everyone is enjoying a day off. I'm in the middle of a rush job, so I've gotta run.

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Re: Denise Barker, COPY EDITOR, 2008 to Present (first 5.5 years with Harlequin)
« Reply #78 on: September 11, 2017, 09:27:43 AM »
God bless us all as we remember loved ones lost on 09.11.2001.

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Re: Denise Barker, COPY EDITOR, 2008 to Present (first 5.5 years with Harlequin)
« Reply #79 on: September 18, 2017, 04:54:51 AM »
Hope all is well in everyone's world. Key word this week: balance. Work hard. Remember to relax, take breaks.

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Re: Denise Barker, COPY EDITOR, 2008 to Present (first 5.5 years with Harlequin)
« Reply #80 on: September 25, 2017, 06:48:40 AM »
Sending up prayers for all those hit by the recent string of hurricanes and those still in Hurricane Maria's path and those suffering the aftermath from two devastating earthquakes in Mexico.

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How did it get to be October so soon? Ha! Yet, one of the benefits of my job is that it always feels like Saturday, where I get to do what I want and love with no dread about going back to work. Thus, I'm not really surprised to see the year flying by when I'm having this much fun.

Hope you all have a great week.

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Cooler fall weather has hit Texas, but you have to enjoy it daily as it is gone fast here.

Hope everyone has a great week.

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Many thanks to my gifted and prolific authors who I am blessed to work with. Keep on writing ...

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Good morning, everyone. Hope you all have another great week. Loving the cool fall weather we're having here in Texas.

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Is it Monday already? Every day is a Saturday to me as a freelancer who loves what she does. So, yes. Sometimes I don't know what day of the week it is. But that's a good thing from where I sit.

Have a great week, all.

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Happy November, everyone! This month kicks off many holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, and others. Hope you and yours have a wonderful season.

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My thoughts and prayers continue to go to Sutherland Springs, Texas. What a horrific event, caused by one seemingly psychotic individual. In a perfect world, we would all effectively self-police, each person doing the right thing. However, we are not yet capable of that as a whole. In the interim, we need to stand up to abusers and bullies of all kinds, to watch over people who need extra eyes on them, to send them to get professional help when they otherwise fall through the cracks of the system.

God bless us and keep us.

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To my fellow Americans, here's to a happy and safe Thanksgiving this week.

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Hope everyone had a safe, happy and fun Thanksgiving.

Now back to work.

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I love this time of year with all the holidays. It just makes everything ... better. People seem nicer too. I wish we could have this heightened feeling of love toward our fellow man all year long.

Here's to a great week!

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On the work front, I remain busy (thank you to the wonderful authors I work with!). I'm also reading, bit by bit, through the 17CMS (released 09.05.2017) updates/changes from the previous 16CMS edition to remain current on the newest grammar rules for fiction and nonfiction US authors.

On the home front, I had three nights of below-freezing temperatures here in the DFW Metroplex. Quite a change from our sweaterless weather from days before. And I even worked in my backyard one morning for thirty minutes to remove deadwood from one tree. I have plenty more to attend to.

Hope everyone has a great week.

Denise Barker
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Enjoy this week before Christmas. Stay safe. Have some fun. Remember to buy something for yourself.

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Merry Christmas!

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Happy New Year 2018 to everyone. May we all be blessed with happiness and success and love and peace.

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Another Monday. Another week. Hope everyone has a good one!

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I love my job! I get to basically read all day long. When I'm not copyediting my own writing or another author's creation, I'm reading for the pure pleasure of it or to learn more about the craft, whether fiction or nonfiction. I love finding out what works in books that keep me reading through the night.

I wish such joy for everyone who earns a living.

Have a great week!

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We had lovely seventy-degree weather in Texas on Saturday, which lured me outside to clear some deadwood among my many trees and bushes. It was the best afternoon after too many below-freezing days and nights here throughout January. I'm a summertime gal myself.

Here's to a great week, filled with sunny warm days.

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Our first Monday of February 2018. Wow. Doesn't seem possible ... I'm awaiting spring in Texas. After two days of really cold weather, I've had plenty of winter. Ha!

Take care, all, and have a great week.

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We had another night dipping below freezing here in the DFW Metroplex. I hope that's the last of it. I'm a Deep South gal who loves her sunshine and eighty-degree days. But I've been having some vivid dreams that I pray are not related to the chill. The first one was repeated over and over for several nights (still continues to pop up), a contemporary who-dun-it, but last night was a Pride and Prejudice remake with unknown actors that jumped to a knock-off of The Little Rascals with a female lead playing Alfalfa.

Weird, I know, but I love it when my creative side takes over. Plus I dream in color. Which makes it all more vivid.

The first dream I've written down and have twelve pages and not quite 4,500 WC. The latest dream has nothing to do with that story, and I'm still considering what it is I'm supposed to gain from that one. Except for an urge to watch old movies. Ha! But I've got work to do first and foremost.

Have a great week, everyone.

Denise Barker
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