Rissa Watkins

Spinning Yarns in the Desert

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Rare Disease Day 2017

Today is rare disease day. A rare disease affects fewer than 200,000 people in the US. Only 5% have treatment options. Most have no cure. I have/had several rare diseases: Severe Hyperemesis Gravidarum while pregnant, PH positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia,…
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Happy New Year…

Well, okay, technically not the new year yet but 2016 has been so rough I am calling it. To celebrate the new year, I got a new tattoo on my arm. Check her out… Isn’t she beautiful? Jason at Inkenstein Tattoo…
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Library love…

We had to go to the store and also pick up dinner last night. As I was heading for the door, my husband asked, “Are you going like that?”  I looked down at my bummy shorts and bra-less, t-shirt covered…
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Ghostly Ink for Halloween…

Or I guess disappearing ink is more appropriate since ghostly ink would be ink that comes back not disappears.  What am I babbling about? I stole a nifty pen from my son’s school supplies. It is a pilot Frixion erasable…
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Beta Reading Perks…

I am a beta reader for a several friends. A beta reader is someone who reads a writer’s work after the first draft- or close to that- and critiques it. This isn’t editing, though if I see an obvious mistake…
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