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I struggle. I changed that sentence oh so many times – I struggle with ____________ (time management, not always understanding, being patient, parenting, finding time to write, and the list goes on). Ultimately though – I’m sure you can relate with the simple sentence:

I struggle.

After all, each of us struggles with something, right? I left WOW! Blog Tours for a while because I was having a difficult time managing my mom role while managing tours. I thought leaving the tours would be the answer. It wasn’t. I’m back. I was missing the lovely bloggers and authors I had worked with. This got me thinking about how we often don’t know what the future brings and how things will turn out. This brings to mind my favorite Gilda Radner quote:

Life is about not knowing,

having to change,

taking the moment and making the best of it,

without knowing what’s going to happen next.

If you aren’t old enough to remember Gilda Radner, there are so many words to describe her – a strong, funny, talented lady with incredible insight about life and love…

Gilda Radner


Of course, in the context of this story, I have to say thank you to WOW! for allowing me to stay involved while I changed my mind about blog tours, I kept my foot in the door and boy am I glad I did!
As we know – life is a story and now you know a bit about mine, so let’s move onto you and how we can apply Gilda’s quote to your writing or reading life.  
Do you sometimes write without knowing what’s going to happen next?

(or if you’re a reader, do you enjoy a good plot twist? a change you didn’t see coming?) 

Do you sometimes start in one direction and change your mind?

(or if you’re a reader, have you ever started a book and loved it and then decided not to finish?) 

Let’s delve into this and share our expertise and ideas! There’s so much we can learn from one another!
1)  If you’re a writer, how do you write without knowing what’s next and still keep things flowing? Is there a benefit to knowing how things will end and having it charted out? 
2)  If you’re a reader, what’s your favorite twistiest book or author and why?
3)  If you’re a writer, how do you change your mind about the storyline and keep it seamless for the reader? 
4) If you’re a reader, what is it about a book that is an immediate turn-off for you?
and in case you’re just here as a non-writer or non-reader and the questions so far haven’t applied to you, try one of these:
5) Who is one of your favorite actors of all times and why?
6) What do you think of when you think about Gilda Radner?

Thanks in advance for the comments! You’re Fabulous!!!
and now…a little more about me…

Shown from left to right:
Delphine riding Honey
Mr. Otto holding Eudora
Crystal riding Marv.
Thank you Forward Farm, LLC 

Crystal is a hot mess of busy-ness who has decided to shorten her bio…

You can find Crystal milking cows, riding horses, and the occasional unicorn (not at the same time), taking the ordinary and giving it a little extra (making it extraordinary), blogging and reviewing books here, and at her own blog - Crystal is dedicated to turning life’s lemons into lemonade and she has never (not once) been accused of being normal!

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