Life in the Slow Lane

Contemplating life, faith, words, and memories

Change to Newsletter Schedule — February 1, 2015

Change to Newsletter Schedule

Green post-it w/message My first newsletter hit cyberspace on August 14, 2013. Subscription rate has been beyond awesome, and my stats look reasonably good.
However, maintaining the blog, writing a book, attending a class, AND sending out the newsletter bi-weekly is a bit much sometimes.

So, my plans are to try for the next three months sending the newsletter out once a month on the second Wednesday. An exception will be if there is something exploding in writing or memoir news that I think is important enough for a special issue.

What I’d really appreciate is hearing from you, my loyal followers and subscribers. I’d love to know how you feel about this change and how it affects your level of loyalty and continuation as a subscriber.

If you’re uncomfortable having someone else see your comments, please don’t hesitate to use my Contact Form or email me at salice78(at)comcast(dot)net.

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Brief Absence Over Thanksgiving Holidays — November 20, 2014

Brief Absence Over Thanksgiving Holidays

For a short time, the blog will seem exceptionally quiet. That is because She Who Writes here is having some minor surgery on November 21st and likely will not be back to full speed until after Thanksgiving Day.
Unfortunately, my plans to prepare posts ahead failed me. Lack of energy and well-being forestalled those plans much like the snow in NY has done to people’s lives in general.

As I close, I give thanks each day for the writing community online and for each of you with whom I have made a lasting connection. What would life be without each other supporting and encouraging!

Until later,

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Status Updates for My Followers and Readers — November 3, 2014

Status Updates for My Followers and Readers

Via Flickr | James Morley
Via Flickr | James Morley

As I sat down to write this note on Sunday evening, November 2nd, I was reminded how blessed I am by this writing community I’ve found online.

Thank you for your many emails, comments, and support the last couple of weeks.

I wish I could say I am healthy and ready to return. But, alas, my doctor has further tests scheduled for me this Wednesday. Until we have a clear diagnosis, I remain committed to taking care of myself.

However, previously scheduled guest posts will go forward and some not scheduled will be scheduled in the near future. I have some of my own in the works but not yet ready to tackle a full schedule each day.

My newsletter will come out Thursday next and then again the first Thursday in December. Due to the holidays, I’m pulling back from the earlier bi-weekly schedule.

A reminder about the status of the free ebook: I had previously announced it would be circulated to my current newsletter subscribers on October 30th. That did not happen. As soon as it is completed, it will be in your inboxes. And then to each new subscriber at sign up.

Thanks again for your concerns as well as your understanding.

November 2, 2014


Before anything else, thanks to all of you who so graciously continue to inspire, encourage, and support my efforts on this blog, the newsletter, and more. For that reason, I feel it only fair to offer this status update.

Recently, I’ve come  under fire from some health issues which continue unresolved and leave me with less energy than I usually enjoy.

The writing doesn’t come easy in these circumstances so I am letting you know I’m going to take a break for two, maybe three weeks from the blog and from social media.

Anything previously scheduled on the blog will go forward as scheduled, such as guest posts, interviews, etc.

The newsletter will continue to come out once more this month, and then once in each of November and December because of the major holidays in those months.

One last word about the free ebook on its way to completion. I have previously announced it would be circulated to my current newsletter subscribers on October 30th. That may or may not happen, and as soon as it is ready, it will come to you first. And then to each new subscriber afterwards.

I bid you happy writing days and a colorful fall wherever you are.

October 20, 2014

Taking a Leap of Faith! — September 22, 2014

Taking a Leap of Faith!

Via Flickr | Brian Smithson
Via Flickr | Brian Smithson

Later today I’m taking a flying leap! A leap of faith is more like it.

I’ve made the decision to move from WordPress hosted blog (free) to a self-hosted WordPress blog. What this means is that either I or a host of my choice will be moving my blog from the WordPress server over to their server. I have decided to trust my host to do the move. I can only imagine the mess I would make!

This might also mean at some point over the next few days (depending on the day the make the move), your ability to get access to something here will be impeded. Or it might mean a jumble of things get mixed up for some reason.

So, I ask your patience with no posting this week and whatever the techno-gremlins decide to make happen during the move.

See you soon!