Category Archives: Writing

Today’s Therapy

Today, in my novel, I will have to face one of my worst fears: ticks. This chapter will not be a pretty one.

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Not So Bad

I feel like I’ve been working hard on my novel, but I’ve only been producing a few hundred words per day. Tonight I wrote about 400. That seemed kind of pathetic, and I was disappointed with my progress. But then … Continue reading

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Angry

I am so angry at the world right now. I want to scream my fury, but it wouldn’t do any good. So I write my fury instead. My novel is my therapy: 40,000 words and counting.

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Writing Report

I worked hard on my rhymes for a few weeks, and now I’m taking a break from that project and going back to my novel. I know that sounds silly, since I was working on the rhymes to take a … Continue reading

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The Problem With the Plan

The major problem with my plan to put on my headphones and write is that listening to music on headphones, even at low levels, affects my hearing negatively, something which I had already learned once but forgotten. After just a … Continue reading

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Music for Writing

Listening to Into the Trees by Zoe Keating. Good music to listen to while writing, or anytime

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Headphones

I haven’t done much writing for my rhyme project or my novel lately. I have done a lot of journaling, though, which is good. Even better, I have programmed myself to start writing when I put my headphones on. So … Continue reading

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Good News and Bad News

The good news is that if I force myself to sit at my desk, where I won’t be able to stop myself from bingeing on social media, eventually I will become so disgusted with myself that I’ll do some writing. … Continue reading

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Powerful Music

The problem with writing while listening to soundtrack music is that the grandeur of the music does not always match the writing. I’m listening to the soundtrack to Inception. It’s big, powerful music. While listening to it, I could be … Continue reading

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Paper Worms

From my 2017 journal: I very much know how little “very” contributes to my writing, and yet I want to keep it, just like I want to keep every magazine and newspaper, and every piece of children’s homework, and all … Continue reading

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