That One Time I Forgot I Was a Writer

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

So, this thing happened. Actually, a lot of things happened. And I quit writing. #truestory.

Now, as Al Gansky often says, “You can quit anytime you want. You just can’t stay quit.” Easy for you to say, Pops.

But I wasn’t ready to unquit. I wasn’t ready to put on my Big Girl pants and move forward. I was ready to drown my sorrows in a nice vat of sweet tea.

I was pretty much embroiled in a two-week, flu-and-medication induced, nobody-really-cares-about-NOLA pity party. Uhm, yeah. I’d collected about four rejection letters from agents and … read the rest. . .

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That One Time Cheez-Its Made Me Lose My Way

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

I just want to remind y’all, before reading this post, that I’m the Bohemian Hurricane. Do with that knowledge what you will, and read on:

So, y’all know I took a new job last summer, right? After years of sitting in an office, doing same-ol’-same-ol’ stuff day after day, my friends convinced to apply for an open position at the local newspaper. Now I’m rocking my own territory and going in and out of the office and car and meeting and greeting and creating and marketing and it. is. awesome.

And because I’m … read the rest. . .

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That One Time I Rebranded Myself With Pizza Sauce

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Hey. It happens.

So, the funny thing is, I teach people to find what their brand is and stick with it.

  • What do people appreciate the most about you?
  • What are your strengths?
  • What are you most comfortable doing/teaching/sharing?
  • What makes you happy?

And then I go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like … Oh, wait. Sorry. Sinatra in my head. [Note to self: Take the fedora off the shelf.] Ahem. What I was saying was, I sort of took my own advice … and tossed it aside. But like a well-tossed … read the rest. . .

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My One Word for 2018

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Hurricane.

There. I said it.

I’ve known for a few months this would be my one word for 2018. But before y’all think I’ve gone crazy [too late!], let me explain the beauty of this word and why it means so much to me.

Frankly, My Dear . . . : One Word: Hurricane

Frankly, My Dear . . . : One Word: Hurricane

NOLA, my rough-draft novel, is set in post-Katrina New Orleans. I was fortunate to speak with several survivors and I also researched a lot about hurricanes and their aftermath. It is as much a part of New Orleans, and my … read the rest. . .

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Shine Like the Star You Are

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Shine Like the Star You Are

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Shine Like the Star You Are

Psst. Yeah, you.

That’s right. I’m talkin’ to you.

What’s your favorite thing to do? Nah, you don’t have to tell me out loud. But, really. Think about it. I bet right now you’re smiling, aren’t ya?

There are certain talents we individually possess, certain traits, habits, behaviors. Wonderful things that bring out the best in us. The things we do to make ourselves feel good and healthy, to bless others, or just because.

Ever realize no one else can do … read the rest. . .

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