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Update: Considering Amputation

I have to scrap my Camp NaNoWriMo plans. Not just because I’m overwhelmed in terms of time (I am,) but because I’m now playing with a new idea for the novel. One of the nagging problems I’ve had with the … Continue reading

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Why Not? (aka A Weekend of Bad Decisions)

I was under a lot of stress for the entirety of October, and I think the stress has pickled my brain. Because this morning, I had this brilliant thought: “NaNo starts today…I really should try it again…why not?” Here’s a … Continue reading

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Day Sixty-Two: Reacquainting with the Short Story

It’s been so long since I’ve worked with short stories. They’re an entirely different creature than the novel.  I’m used to having all the space I desire in which to stretch out, to play with the characters, to work with … Continue reading

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Day Forty-Four: Early Ending

I have to quit tonight with twenty minutes left to my hour. Typing is…hard.  Way harder than it should be.  I hit this wall at midnight, and even now I have to keep going back to correct the random gibberish … Continue reading

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Day Forty-Three: Plugging Away…Still…

Ah, rewriting. Sucky, sucky, sucky. But tedium is an important part of any job.  In my paid gig, I have to stand around while at least one person a day decides to actively ignore me.  In my creative work, I … Continue reading

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Married to My Novel

A dating site commercial was just on.  The tagline was “Why not?” and was supported by several women saying things like “Why not go on a first date?  Put yourself out there?”  Blah, blah, blah. Well, I’m single.  And when … Continue reading

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