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Starting Fresh :-)
« on: June 20, 2011, 07:19:30 am »
Hello everyone  ;D

Over and over again, I find out that no matter how old i am (53 yo) and no matter how much life experience I have, when I chose to start fresh in any unaccustomed field,  I find myself, again, helpless like a little child, whilst the mission seems to be impossible (well, almost...)

That's how i feel about: a. Jumping in and taking part in the kindle boards community center, other forums, blogs etc. b. struggling with the second book of my first trilogy, after making up my mind that this one, will be, unlike the first, a novel - i.e. over 25,000 words. it is indeed a significant challenge for me, as i am used to write articles of no more than 5,000 words.

These 2 challenges require that i raise my dormant inner strength and take advantage of my experience and knowledge as a Biographical Work teacher and consultant (a spiritual coaching system). It's so much easier to help others but yourself (sigh)

Combine that, with the past year which was anything but ordinary  (that's an understatement :-) and you get the picture...

The good news is that it had supplied me with fresh, juicy raw material of first hand...

Will you pls wish me luck?  :-[

Best,

Sara,
Ramat Gan, Israel

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    Re: Starting Fresh :-)
    « Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011, 07:36:55 am »
    Welcome to Kindle Boards, Sara! And good luck.

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    Re: Starting Fresh :-)
    « Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011, 07:41:54 am »
    Welcome to Kindle Boards, Sara! And good luck.

    Thank you, Joel :-)

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    Re: Starting Fresh :-)
    « Reply #3 on: June 20, 2011, 08:18:14 am »
    :) welcome :)

     
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    Re: Starting Fresh :-)
    « Reply #4 on: June 20, 2011, 08:39:48 am »
    Hi Sara!  Great that you made it here.  Welcome to the Kindle boards and good luck with your endeavors!

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    Re: Starting Fresh :-)
    « Reply #5 on: June 20, 2011, 08:45:25 am »
    Sara--

    Welcome to KindleBoards!  Sounds like you're making yourself at home here.

    We pride ourselves on being a fun and friendly place for fans of the Amazon Kindle.  Our members are by definition readers! So in addition to discussing the Kindle, they discuss books, reading and lots of other topics, too!

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    « Reply #6 on: June 20, 2011, 10:05:07 am »
    Welcome to the KB

    Of course we wish you luck and if you explore the boards, you will find lots of friendly folks offering advice and encouragement.
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    Re: Starting Fresh :-)
    « Reply #7 on: June 20, 2011, 10:06:48 am »
    Good luck Sara!

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    « Reply #8 on: June 20, 2011, 12:48:47 pm »
    Hi, Sara, and welcome aboard.  Wishing you all the best.

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    Re: Starting Fresh :-)
    « Reply #9 on: June 20, 2011, 06:32:02 pm »
    Welcome, glad to have you with us!

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    Re: Starting Fresh :-)
    « Reply #10 on: June 20, 2011, 08:43:11 pm »
    Best to you, Sara!  :)
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    Re: Starting Fresh :-)
    « Reply #11 on: June 21, 2011, 01:07:19 am »
    Thanks everyone for your warm welcome. Makes me feel at home! :D

    Happy summer (and winter for those on the other half of the globe)
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    « Reply #12 on: June 21, 2011, 01:14:36 am »
           Greetings and Welcome, Sara!! We are so glad you found KindleBoards, an independent resource for people who own or have interest in Kindle. We have many areas that you probably will like. Have you been to The Book Corner yet?  That's the area for discussions about books (naturally :D ). That's also where you will find threads about books Recommended by our Members and a list of additional sites for Book Lovers.
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    Re: Starting Fresh :-)
    « Reply #13 on: June 21, 2011, 02:04:35 am »
    Welcome aboard

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    « Reply #14 on: June 21, 2011, 02:06:00 am »
    Ohh, thanks so much intinst for the info - i will surely need it. have a great day!    ;D
          

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    « Reply #15 on: June 21, 2011, 04:14:35 am »
    Welcome Sara! Happy KindleBoarding!

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    « Reply #16 on: June 21, 2011, 05:48:34 am »
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    Re: Starting Fresh :-)
    « Reply #17 on: June 21, 2011, 06:36:35 pm »
    I am older than you, Sara, and you are absolutely right; we never know where that next adventure will take us.  I wish you a strong wind at your back as you continue with your trilogy.  You are doing wonderfully!  If it was easy, everyone would be writing bestsellers.  ;D
    I write suspense novels, live and work in N.B. Canada.  Welcome to Kindleboards. 

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    Re: Starting Fresh :-)
    « Reply #18 on: June 21, 2011, 07:33:17 pm »
    Hey there Sara,

    Greetings, good luck, and welcome to Kindle Boards!

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    Re: Starting Fresh :-)
    « Reply #19 on: June 22, 2011, 03:01:03 am »
    I am older than you, Sara, and you are absolutely right; we never know where that next adventure will take us.  I wish you a strong wind at your back as you continue with your trilogy.  You are doing wonderfully!  If it was easy, everyone would be writing bestsellers.  ;D
    I write suspense novels, live and work in N.B. Canada.  Welcome to Kindleboards. 

    All the best, Joan

    Thank you so much Joan, for your kind and encouraging books. It made me feel so much more enthusiastic about my work - thanks

    Good luck with your work.
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    « Reply #20 on: June 22, 2011, 03:03:13 am »
    Thank you all for your warm welcome and lovely words.
    I feel at home - and this home is surely cosy   :D
    happy writing for everyone!

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    Re: Starting Fresh :-)
    « Reply #21 on: June 22, 2011, 03:55:21 pm »
    Welcome Sara, I just joined too. Another new start

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    Re: Starting Fresh :-)
    « Reply #22 on: June 23, 2011, 02:36:19 am »
    Welcome Sara, I just joined too. Another new start

    Welcome Sandy  :D

    Yes, another new start, another new adventure  ;)

    good luck!

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    « Reply #23 on: June 23, 2011, 04:43:49 am »
    Welcome, Sara.  And good luck!

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