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Lighting the Fire for the New Year

It’s a new year and it’s filled with brand new possibilities.  For writers, that might include setting writing goals. I’ve found that writers tend to be incredibly artistic free-souled people. This often results in the complete inability to make realistic … Continue reading

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Another Milestone goes Whizzing By

The helpful people at WordPress sent me a lovely note this week informing me that I’ve been at this whole blogging business for four years now.  Wow, that’s a long time to be beating at the same drum, especially for … Continue reading

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25 Words a Day

  A fellow writer friend of mine said something recently that caught my attention. She said, “I aim to write at least 25 words a day.  That way I’m not overwhelmed before I start and am far more likely to … Continue reading

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Self Bribery – The Art of Getting Things Done

As writers, often there isn’t a boss standing over us to keep us on task.  We make our own schedules and work however we feel is best for us.  Some of us work best in the early hours of the … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo, Bring it on!

Monday is the big kick off for the annual writing event known as NaNoWriMo. Being a first timer, I have absolutely no sage advice that you should follow.  My strategy is straightforward – aim for 2,000 words a day.  This … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Is Coming!

Although it sounds like some sort of anime creature like Domo or Pikachu, NaNoWriMo is nothing of the sort.  National November Writing Month is a chance for writers to hold a writing marathon. The goal? To craft a 50,000 word … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Business

Back in January I started my quest to write the book that had floated around in my head since college.  About ten weeks later I held in my hands a very rough draft.  At that point I was pretty proud … Continue reading

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Weekly Review #18

Another week has come and gone.  Not much else was completed besides my work here on the blog.    I blame it on the sun, it used to set nice and early in the evening and rise late.  My kids … Continue reading

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Look before you leap

We have a bizarre tradition at our house, every night after we put our son to bed he sneaks out for “one more thing.”  It’s usually an extra hug or a sippy cup refill.  After that he’s happy and goes … Continue reading

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Weekly Review #12

This is my lonely Narcissus poking through the snow – the bravest of the two dozen or so that I planted last fall.  Yes, we had SNOW again this week.  Grrr.  Where is my glorious spring where I can play … Continue reading

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