Category Archives: Writing

We Can’t Have That

The moment I sit down to work on my novel, I remember something IMPORTANT that I have to look up on the Internet. I cannot look it up later. I must do it now. Now! Because if I don’t, I … Continue reading

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Writing in 2018

It’s been almost a month since I last mentioned my novel. I wish I could say that it’s because I’ve been too busy writing it. Sadly, no. I have been thinking about the story, though, and last night I decided … Continue reading

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I had an A-HA! moment while working on my novel this morning, just before my word processor ate the document that I was working on. Yes, the A-HA! moment was so powerful that it temporarily broke my computer. No worries, … Continue reading

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You Have to Look

The deadline for NaNoWriMo came and went. How did I fare? Not nearly as well as I had hoped. I stalled at about 17K. Worse yet, once I officially gave up on trying to reach 50K, I lost all motivation … Continue reading

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There Is No Try

There are 46 posts in my drafts folder. This is a new record for me, but it’s not anything to be proud of. I hate to see so many unfinished posts, especially the ones about the kids. It also saddens … Continue reading

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Mental Clutter

The daily target for NaNoWriMo is 1,667 words. I exceeded that number on one day. Otherwise I’ve consistently failed to meet it. Any gain I might have made on that one wordy day was immediately lost on the next, when … Continue reading

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Keep It Brief

Readers gravitate toward that which is pithy, especially in the Internet Age, in which there is too much to read and too little time. That’s why we have a wonderful new acronym: TLDR (Too Long; Didn’t Read). It’s quick and … Continue reading

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Earlier this year I started working on a special photo album of nature pictures and posts. It took weeks just to sift through all my photos and writing. I found more material than could fit in a single album, so … Continue reading

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Write Down the Stories of Your Life

I was saddened to hear that Amy Krouse Rosenthal died today. I really enjoyed her Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life. It not only inspired me enough to write a positive review, but also enough to write a second post about … Continue reading

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A Modest Goal

It’s impossible to have a full-time job and be a full-time mom, let alone have any time left for oneself, and I’ve been feeling that very keenly lately. I’ve had to let a lot of things slide, and feeling bad … Continue reading

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