Pick One Drawer, Closet, Or Cupboard And Clean It, Organize It, #Declutter It #BDueChallenge

#BDueChallenge

Pick one drawer, closet, or cupboard and clean it, organize it, declutter it. 😀

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I’ve been doing a lot of this lately and it feels amazing!

My office was a tough one… still sorting papers. BUT WHAT A DIFFERENCE!

I feel lighter, less stress…

I’ve also been using sites like Poshmark, Craigslist, and Let Go.

I have a long way to go, but I’m getting there. My perfectly clean and ready-for-guests guest room has become my selling room– Perfect use of the space!

🤞I hope I am done by next month.

Christy, in Touchable Love goes through a wonderful transformation because she declutters her life and learns how to face everything that holds her back.

Have a great day!

Becky

#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! 🙂

 

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?

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.

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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.

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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! 🙂

Make a #List of the Things You Like to Do for #Fun

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Today’s Challenge: Make a list of the things you like to do for fun… then pick one and do it this weekend! 🙂

I pulled an all-nighter Wednesday night. Thursday morning, I was somewhat delirious from lack of sleep. But a funny thing happened…

I tapped into things I had forgotten about myself.

I’m not sure if the sleeplessness brought me back to my twenties when I pulled all-nighters of partying, drinking, and having fun, but I was overwhelmed by the fact that these days, I had neglected fun in my life.

Heading home from the airport, I mentally made a list of what I enjoy. It started off a little slow with museums and art galleries. Traveling was next on my list. Then came the realization that I like to take part in activities. I don’t like to sit and watch somebody else moving–I want to move. I’d rather go for a walk and talk with a friend than have lunch and talk. I’d rather swim or play catch at the beach than lay in the sun. I want to go bowling, swimming, indoor skydiving, almost anything that is active (within reason, I’m not into extreme, dangerous stuff) 🙂 I’m also the type of person that wants to try everything once. I want to do and see everything!  I’ve traveled a lot in my life, but I have no interest in going back to any of the places I’ve been–I’d rather go to new places I haven’t seen yet. 🙂

Strange how a lack of sleep caused an awakening in me! 🙂 This weekend I’m going to do something I enjoy–something true to who I am. 🙂

What are you going to do this weekend?

Take 10 Years Off…

Author Becky Due

Today’s Challenge: Take 10 years off your age. Just for today (or longer if it feels good)… if you are 67 years old, today you are 57. If you are 45, today you are 35 years old. And so on… This is internal, your own private little experiment. No need to tell anybody, in fact, don’t tell anybody. 🙂

In one part of my novel, The gentlemen’s Club: A Story for All Women, a group of women, down on their luck, get together and talk about their lives and struggles and what made them make such poor decisions. Then the conversation turns to what they’ve done to improve their lives, and Angie says, “I did something to change my life, kind of. I took ten years off my life. I felt like at twenty-six years old I really hadn’t achieved much, so I decided if I were sixteen, I would feel differently about what I had done in my life so far. I felt young and excited. I made up reasons why I wasn’t in school and had a lot of fun with the fantasy for about a month. Now anytime I need a lift, I pretend I’m ten years younger. It adds a little spark to my life…”

The Gentlemen's Club, A Story for All Women

Turn Bad Choices into…

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Today’s Challenge: Turn bad choices into life gifts.

 

 

 

 

 

I went to see Oprah on Friday night–I skipped the rest of the tour, because I really just wanted to see Oprah. She spoke for almost two hours about her life. I feel blessed that I was able to experience this amazing woman live. Although I had heard some of her life stories before, I love the reminder that when bad things happen to us, our lives often move in a better direction. This has happened to me many times… and even if I don’t see the positive in the experience right away, I know deep down that there is a lesson for me to learn. I wrote about this many years ago in my first novel, The Gentlemen’s Club: A Story for All Women. Angie, went through some hard times of homelessness and being assaulted on a bus, but she always knew that with every bad experience, something good was at work. These two experiences of Angie’s, were actually my experiences, and I’ve had many more… the one I thought about yesterday, was when I was in seventh grade, I spent the night with a friend whose father had a cupboard full of hard liquor. We thought it would be a brilliant idea to drink some, but because it was my first experience with hard booze, I over did it and became very sick, unconscious. Long story short, ever since that night, I’ve never liked hard liquor, or mixed drinks. I consider this to be an amazing gift. Don’t get me wrong, in my early twenties, I loved to drink and go crazy and have fun with my friends, but I only drank beer and I kept track of the bottles so I wouldn’t get drunk, unless of course that was the goal. 🙂 These days, I don’t drink at all. I’ve had too many people I love hurt by alcohol so I’ve just decided to skip it all together, besides, I’m a hell of a designated driver!

Manuscript Deadline

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I am meeting with my editor on Friday (tomorrow), so I have been very busy… non-stop writing and editing! I have neglected my friends, family, housework, hygiene, etc.

I’m sorry. I’ll catch up with everybody on Monday. I’ve missed you!

I can’t wait to hand this book off and take a little break… Maybe I’ll have a Lifetime and Hallmark movie marathon! 🙂

Or…

I could start my next book…