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3 Things I Want My Children to Know Absolutely

You are loved.Infinitely. And not just by your father and I. You are loved because you come from Love…a Love so powerful it knows no bounds, nor any opposite. When you forget, put your hand on your heart and breathe. Close your eyes and breathe into that space. Know that the simple act of doing so can remind of you all you had forgotten. You are safe, secure and cared for. You are loved.You are perfect.It’s true. And not just because I have a misty-eyed mother’s view of you. You are perfect…See More
Apr 14
Danielle Boonstra posted a blog post

The Meeting: A (Very) Short Story

image source“I’ll just be honest. I don’t know if I can wait that long,” he said with a resigned exhale into the phone.She bit the back of her thumbnail and nodded wordlessly knowing full well all he would hear was silence.“You still there?”Another silent nod.“Baby,…See More
Mar 10
Sharon Ferguson liked Danielle Boonstra's discussion Writing in the First Person
Sep 1, 2013
Danielle Boonstra commented on the group 'Spiritual and Inspirational Writing'
"Just thought I'd share with you all my spiritual-themed novel, Without Fear of Falling. http://amzn.to/13UPiz6 ;"
Jun 21, 2013
Danielle Boonstra commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"The chat box is at the bottom right of your screen. Click on "Main Room" and it will pop up :)"
Jun 5, 2013
E.C. Diskin replied to the discussion 'Promoting First Novel While Working on the Second' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"That's good advice. I have to remember that. These kids are growing up so fast and though I'm allegedly an "at home" mom, I'm getting the sense that my son doesn't see it that way these days b/c I'm always working.…"
Jun 5, 2013
Fiona McGier replied to the discussion 'Promoting First Novel While Working on the Second' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"Hi to Danielle and all others.  I've been published for 4 years, through 3 different indie publishers, and my 13th book just came out.  When I started, I was hoping I would be able to quit one of my part-time jobs and focus on my…"
Jun 4, 2013
E.C. Diskin replied to the discussion 'Promoting First Novel While Working on the Second' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"I can totally relate to this post. My book was just launched a few weeks back and the advice I hear over and over for first time authors is to keep writing, but at the same time--like you said--it's up to us to make something happen with sales…"
Jun 4, 2013
Danielle Boonstra replied to the discussion 'Promoting First Novel While Working on the Second' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"Writing is where I feel at peace too, Mary. Writing my first novel, Without Fear of Falling, was just such a different experience and I think I'm missing the quiet focus of it. I have heard the same thing about having more books helps sale for…"
Jun 4, 2013
Sydney Matheson Avey replied to the discussion 'Promoting First Novel While Working on the Second' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"Hi Danielle, My first novel The Sheep Walker will be released December 3. I also am dividing my time between working my way through a list of marketing activities my publisher gave me and making progress on my second novel. I have no experience…"
Jun 4, 2013
Mary Rowen replied to the discussion 'Promoting First Novel While Working on the Second' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"Hi Danielle, I can totally relate. My first novel (Living by Ear) came out in February, and for a while, everything was amazing. I don't know what sales should be, but I know I don't like what they're doing now. I also have a second…"
Jun 4, 2013
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Danielle Boonstra liked Meg Waite Clayton's blog post [1st Books] Sarah Jio: Career Life Balance … and Silencing the Naysayers
Jun 4, 2013
Danielle Boonstra added a discussion to the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
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Promoting First Novel While Working on the Second

Hi All!I am sure this is common. I'm feeling spread too thin. My first novel was released in April. Pre-sales were great, but now it's lagging. I'm feeling torn between committing time to promote the first one and writing the second one (I'm 60,000 words into my first draft). I've had one book launch and will have a second one in a few weeks. I've had a few interviews and am in the middle of a Goodreads Giveaway.Maybe I just need to let go a bit? As a new author, I have no idea what sales…See More
Jun 4, 2013
Danielle Boonstra replied to the discussion 'Release Day! Reach: a Twin-Bred novel is out in ebook and paperback' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"Congrats! I will be checking this out :)"
Jun 4, 2013
Danielle Boonstra posted a blog post

Life in the Light

Sometimes I miss my old life. I was breathless, unaware and new. I was forever looking forward, hopeful. I believed in the power of romantic love…that two people can do anything if they commit to love one another forever.I don’t live there anymore. But sometimes, I miss it.My teens and twenties were filled up with fantasies that someone (my boyfriend) would complete me. He’d adore me, lavish me with gifts, we’d get married, have babies, I’d be thinner and life would be better. Life would always…See More
Jun 4, 2013

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Who I am:
I am mother of 2, a writer, an intuitive and co-founder of MiracleShare.org.
My website is http://danielleboonstra.com
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Without Fear of Falling http://www.amazon.com/Without-Fear-Falling-A-Novel/dp/1780997884/re...
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Blog Posts
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http://danielleboonstra.com, http://herfuture.com
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3 Things I Want My Children to Know Absolutely

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 8:24am 0 Comments

You are loved.

Infinitely. And not just by your father and I. You are loved because you come from Love…a Love so powerful it knows no bounds, nor any opposite. When you forget, put your hand on your heart and breathe. Close your eyes and breathe into that space. Know that the simple act of doing so can remind of you all you had forgotten. You are safe, secure and cared for. You are loved.

You are…

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The Meeting: A (Very) Short Story

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 8:21am 0 Comments

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“I’ll just be honest. I don’t know if I can wait that long,” he said with a resigned exhale into the phone.

She bit the back of her thumbnail and nodded wordlessly knowing full well…

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Life in the Light

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 10:06am 0 Comments

Sometimes I miss my old life. I was breathless, unaware and new. I was forever looking forward, hopeful. I believed in the power of romantic love…that two people can do anything if they commit to love one another forever.

I don’t live there anymore. But sometimes, I miss it.

My teens and twenties were filled up with fantasies that someone (my boyfriend) would complete me. He’d adore me, lavish me with gifts, we’d get married, have babies, I’d be thinner and life would be…

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Softening the Blow

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 9:03am 0 Comments

Heaven knows I have done it. Since a young age I have used food as a weapon. I have hurt myself on purpose with it.

For years it was a matter of handling my feelings (mostly guilt) by eating and then purging. It was a behaviour I could throw myself into, get lost in and block out everything else. It was a kind of mania. I was most certainly insane. And I was violent, if only towards myself.

And then later came a very restrictive food plan. To a person with a healthy…

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At 12:21pm on February 4, 2013, Irene Miscione said…

I saw the video on YouTube regarding Without Fear of Falling and it was captivating. I'm looking forward to reading it. 

At 4:19pm on May 24, 2012, Stephanie Renée dos Santos said…

Danielle,

 

Hi, I just read your post about querying agents.  One thing I noticed is you refer to your book as a "women's fiction novel" fiction and novel mean the the same thing, best to use one or the other.  Good luck with everything!

 

Regards,

 

Stephanie

At 9:52am on April 2, 2012, Kelley Harrell said…

Hi there!  I've missed crossing paths with you!  I've been sucked into edits on new releases and a book re-release for the summer.  All good things, but holy cats, I've been busy!  I hope all is well with you!  When I see you about I always smile =)

At 6:35pm on December 26, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…

>The Language of Light is a GORGEOUS title.


Thank you! I would love to take full credit, but it's actually borrowed from a photograph title. There's an essay on photography at the back of the paperback that talks a little about it.

At 6:49am on December 14, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Danielle, Delighted to have you in the novelist group! You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. We save the wall for discussion, so please refrain from linking to blog posts there, but do add them in the “Links to Helpful Blog Posts for Writers” discussion thread. And we do a live chat every Wednesday at 1EST; instructions on how to participate are in the "Our Water Cooler Wednesdays" box near the top of the group page. Hope you can join us for that.

Meg Waite Clayton
Novelist Group Moderator
Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters, and The Language of Light, a finalist for Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize

At 8:01pm on September 22, 2011, Kate O'Mara said…

Hi Danielle

 

Thank you for your interest in contributing to my project http://SolidHappiness.com . I haven't figured out how to go about adding a section for articles or links from others to the site.  I'm debating forum or basic posting. But thank you. And I will be in touch when I finally decide which way to go with it.

Like your site! Thanks for the link.

Kate

At 7:32am on July 28, 2011, Kelley Harrell said…
Thanks for friending, Danielle!  It's great to meet you!
At 8:46pm on June 28, 2011, dianejwright said…
Danielle, welcome to Writers in Canada. We're happy to have you with us! Do drop in to our Introductions thread and share a bit about yourself and your work. Care to share where you're from and where you are now with the group? What brings you to us? Links to your work and other well-meant self-promotion efforts are always encouraged as are friends. Were you invited by a current member of our group?
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At 6:26am on June 27, 2011, Julie Jeffs said…
Danielle,

Welcome to the Bloggers Let’s Make it Work group! So glad you are here. Please visit the discussion New Members Visit Here First, tell us about your blog so we can list it on the members blog index.

I hope you will find, as I did, a great sense of community, loads of information and resources, and an incredible amount of talent.

Jump in on ongoing discussions or start one if there is an issue you would like to discuss.

Let me know if you have any questions. Look forward to reading your posts.

Warm regards,
Julie Jeffs
Beginning a Life at 50
At 5:13pm on June 25, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Hi Danielle,

Welcome to She Writes. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

 

Jill Starishevsky

Author, My Body Belongs to Me

http://www.MyBodyBelongstoMe.com

 
 
 

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