The Weekly Smile 05/13/2019 #weeklysmile – My book is being published on my blog, rather than standard publishing.


The Weekly Smile 05/13/2019 #weeklysmile – My book is being published on my blog, rather than standard publishing.

I have decided to publish my book, a memoir, on my blog instead of the standard way and that is mainly due to family issues and that makes me smile. If it was fiction it would be a different story in more ways than one. I have one chapter that has been gone over by a published author and others in my writing group. That is chapter one. I have also posted chapter two which can change as it is reviewed/edited/proofread by my writing group that only meets once a month and the author doesn’t always come and she, I trust the most out of all of them. Also, all chapters are subject to change as memories come up during my writing. Some may become their own chapters and some just added to ones already written. This is all new to me anyhow. I never seriously wrote a book before.

The title is “The Marine Corps Doesn’t Issue Wives – A Memoir”

Copyright © 2019 Teresa Dean Smeigh.

It is from just before my wedding to my divorce 23 years later and the first four years of my marriage my ex-husband was a Marine. Here is a link directly to Chapter 1 – “The Wife Not Issued – (Here Comes the Bride)”.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Trent’s Rules

What made you smile?

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Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week.  Why don’t you share it?  I hope you can join in!

Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas.  If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity.  Don’t smile about the misfortune of others.  Don’t smile in a way to excludes others.  Make sure a 12 year old can read it.

And remember, the Smile can be anything, large or small.  Nothing, nothing at all is too small for a Smile!  Sometimes taking time to notice those small, every day smiles is more important than those once in a lifetime huge ones 🙂

To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile.  Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one).   You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me).   Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile.  (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).

Try to use the hashtag #WeeklySmile when you use Twitter or other social media that uses hashtags. I searched Twitter and found that #weeklysmile had been used only a handful of times back in 2012 and 2013. It hasn’t been used since. So it’s ours! I also registered it on Twubs.

You can use the graphic at the top. It is the official graphic for the event.

Now go out there and find something to smile about! 🙂

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“There are days I go in search of the kind, compassionate, loving and beautiful. Despite what we sometimes see on the news, FB and elsewhere, there is much more beauty in the world than ugliness, much more kindness than hate or cruelty. Perhaps we should all have a goal to make at least one person smile every day.”

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Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

5 thoughts on “The Weekly Smile 05/13/2019 #weeklysmile – My book is being published on my blog, rather than standard publishing.

  1. Pingback: The Weekly Smile Recap 5/13/2019 – 5/19/2019 | Trent's World (the Blog)

    1. Tessa Post author

      It was pretty good until I realized the legal implications of writing directly about the specific branch of the military and using the lingo that is kind of copyrighted/trademarked. I had to rewrite the first 2 chapters I posted and will have to make sure I watch how I write the future ones. I have been writing bits of it in non-fiction posts for years now and they have gone over well and my writing group loves them as well. This kind of sucks, but I have to be careful of the legal ramifications.

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