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Grist for the Mill

So Monday I returned to work after my surgery. Monday night I came home and fell over. Tuesday by ten o’clock I’d realized there was no way it was gonna work at eight hour days, and I’m lucky enough to

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The Plots Are Always Greener

The Plots Are Always Greener

I hear it happens to everyone. You get neck-deep in a story, you start getting desperate–and the muses start tempting you with something else. “Hey, so sorry that tournament scene is giving you fits. How about a nice contemporary mystery

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Goal-Setting Means SETTING A GOAL

Goal-Setting Means SETTING A GOAL

You’ve heard the advice. Set goals. Write them down. Post them somewhere. Sometimes the advisor will expand it with “make tangible goals” or “set goals, and then establish smaller steps to reach them.” And often there’s “set goals you can

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Seeking Balance

Seeking Balance

I’m trying to find some balance in my life. I’ve always chased after whatever I was interested in at the time, to the exclusion of other things. When I fell into Weiss fandom (my first forays into slash, ahh, nostalgia…),

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No Doomy Summer of Editing DOOM

No Doomy Summer of Editing DOOM

This year it looks like I’ll only have about two weeks off work. (I know–only?) That may, possibly, be enough time to edit one novel, but it certainly isn’t time enough for more than one. So, alas, no Doomy Summer

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Small Talk? No Can Do.

Small Talk? No Can Do.

Tonight I went out with a friend for a quick bite. I hadn’t seen her in a while, and was looking forward to catching up. Except… I just sent a story off two days ago. Do you think I could

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My Brain is a Compost Heap

My Brain is a Compost Heap

And no, I don’t mean a sewer, though anyone who’s been around me a while knows I spend lots of time in the gutter. I was thinking of this today as I stumbled about YouTube looking for the music that

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