Don’t Talk About The Negative–It Gives The Bad Stuff Power And Helps It Grow. Instead, Talk About Everything Good In Your Life–Give That The Power. #WeeklyChallenge

This Weeks Challenge:

Don’t talk about the negative–it gives the bad stuff power and helps it grow.

Instead, talk about everything good in your life–give that the power.

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From my Novels:

If you need to reset your thoughts a little… and laugh, pick up The Dumpster.

Trust me, Nicole’s troubles will make you feel better about your life. 😁

Page Through One of Your Favorite #Books

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Today’s Challenge: Page through one of your favorite books.

While doing some marketing research, I started looking at other author’s websites and Facebook pages. I normally only check out the hot, new authors to see what they are doing online, but out of curiosity, I looked up my old favorite, Richard Bach. I reread his bio and learned that he had released Illusions, part two. WHAT? Of course I had to download it right away. Then I went to my bookshelf and grabbed my taped-together copy of Illusions, Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah and started reading this book for the twentieth time. I wanted to read part one again before I started part two, Illusions, Adventures of a Reluctant Student.

I love how rereading a book, after many years, takes me back in time. 🙂

 

Find #Time to Go for a #Walk (and #FreeBooks)

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Today’s Challenge: Find time to go for a walk… even if it’s just around the block. 🙂

Have a SUPER weekend!

Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter and receive “2 Days to Healthy Self-Esteem” and pick one of my novels you’d like to read, and I’ll send it to you. FREE! Yay! 🙂

http://www.becky-due.com/Becky-Dues-Giveaway.html

 

#Stretch Your Neck

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Today’s Challenge: Stretch your neck.

After long hours at the computer or the stress of daily life, give your neck a treat and stretch.

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I woke up early this morning and tried to go back to sleep. After tossing and turning for about fifteen minutes, I grabbed my cell phone to check messages and emails. To my surprise, I learned that my last novel, Traveling for Love: Searching for Self, Hoping for Love, was a finalist in the Beverly Hills Book Awards. Yay! I think I’ll be happy for awhile… maybe the rest of the year! 🙂

You can get your copy here:

Audio:

http://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Traveling-for-Love-Audiobook/B00BLOPB08/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1407005749&sr=1-1

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Traveling-Love-Searching-Self-Hoping-ebook/dp/B006KWT724/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1407005690&sr=1-4

Kobo:

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/traveling-for-love-searching-for-self-hoping-for-love

Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/traveling-for-love-becky-due/1113148118?ean=9781937698171

Smashwords:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/251013

… Pretty much everywhere! 🙂

 

Imagine Everybody You Meet is a #Family Member

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Today’s Challenge: Imagine everybody you meet is a family member.

I know some people aren’t close with their family, but I’m one of the lucky ones who LOVES my relatives like crazy. I’m not perfect, they’re not perfect, but around these people, I can be myself and they can be who they are. I feel the same way about my friends, they are family, too.

Sometimes I get caught up in my own world, in my own busy life, and I don’t want to connect with others; I don’t want to put in the effort. 😦 So I decided to imagine that these strangers are my family, no need for awkward small talk. I already know these people and they already know me.

For an introvert, this is not always easy, but this little trick of the mind has opened up my world and I’m loving it! And truthfully, aren’t we all family… aren’t we all so very much connected anyway… 🙂

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND… AND HAVE FUN WITH YOUR HUGE FAMILY!

 

When You Complete a Task, #CELEBRATE!

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Today’s Challenge: When you complete a task, CELEBRATE!

Finally, after several rewrites, I finished my manuscript. Yay! Yesterday, after handing the book over to my publisher, I felt a little off–not happy, not sad, just different. So I’ve decided that I should celebrate. Typically, I’d run errands, catch up on neglected projects or start my next book, but today I’m going to do something good for me. Maybe a massage… Maybe an outing with friends… Maybe a trip to an art gallery…  All I know for sure is that I’m going to get out of my office! I’m excited! 🙂

How do you celebrate after you achieve a goal?

Take a Break When You Need To…

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Today’s Challenge: Take a break when you need to… and have a great weekend! 🙂

I’m going to “try” something…

I’m going to “try” to stop all social media and blogging for 1 week.

I’m afraid I’ll miss it, and I’ll never last a week… but I’m going to give it a “try.” 🙂

Wish me luck! I’m going to focus on my new book and some personal stuff… I need to shake things up a little!!!! 🙂

But don’t be surprised if I’m back in a few days… LOL

Make it #Easy

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Today’s Challenge: Make it easy.

 

This goes for the goals we want to achieve, dinner we want to cook, work we need to complete, weight we want to lose, friends we want to keep, errands we need to run, habits we want to break, and everything else in our lives.

We tend to complicate things when there is almost always an easier way. I’m guilty. 🙂

Recently, I’ve had several people (reviewers, bloggers and other authors) contact me about reviewing my books. THIS IS VERY EXCITING!!! So I’ve decided to try to “Make it easy” and I now have a For Reviewers page on my site. YAY!  (Upper menu, far right.)

I’m also available for interviews and guest posts. 🙂

About my Novels:

The Gentlemen’s Club is all about the struggles of a young woman (Angie), and deals with many women’s issues: Domestic Violence, Rape and Sexual Assault, Equality, and so on… This novel is not about women being victims, it’s about women overcoming hard times and becoming stronger and better than the people who try to knock them down.

NEW COVER reprinted with new cover

Touchable Love is about a woman (Christy) who has made bad choices causing her to build up walls for protection. Two amazing men come into her life and teach her all about love and healthy relationships. (I’m not sure why a reviewer claimed Christy had a sexual relationship with both men–Clearly she did not read the book. LOL) Anyway, Christy bravely and creatively faces her demons in hopes of a better life.

NEW COVER reprinted with new cover

Returning Injury is about a woman (Rebecca) who is being tormented by a stalker. She has to find her inner strength, trust her instinct, and face all of her insecurities and doubts about her life.

The Dumpster is a light-hearted romance about a naive woman (Nicole) who falls in love too easily. She suffers heartache after heartache because men do not want to marry her. When Nicole’s two best friends start to settle down and her own parents go through uncertainty in their relationship, Nicole realizes she better make changes in her life or she’s going to end up alone.

Traveling for Love makes divorce not look so bad. Amanda is lost after her divorce. She feels rejected and her self-esteem is in the toilet. After she finds a job she enjoys and starts getting out with friends, she slowly discovers that divorce is not the end of the world. In an unconventional way, she learns more about herself and her wants and needs.

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I also have a children’s book, Blue the Bird On Flying, a gift book, The Woman’s Handbook and two self-help booklets: 2 Days to healthy Self-Esteem and Secrets of a Thin Woman for .99 each. Oh, and my app, I’m Upset! which is a check in for women and was inspired by Returning Injury and The Dumpster.

Contact me here for a review copy. Or if you are just interested in reading one of my books, they are available everywhere books and ebooks are sold–They’re on Audio, too! 🙂