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Gettin’ Wild Here

Gettin' Wild Here

The backstory: since my daughter’s extremely bad choices in January, she’s been on, basically, lockdown. We’ve gone through lots of counseling, I’ve relied on my friends to keep her in the company of responsible adults at all times, she can only see

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Escapist Literature for the Win

Escapist Literature for the Win

So I posted my angry rant about #YesAllWomen. That has consumed me for a few days–I think it’s important and I don’t want it to just taper off into silence. I’ve been discussing, and angrily reading tweets, and I’ve got

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Trying to Get Stuff Done

Trying to Get Stuff Done

So since that marvelous seminar I went to back in April (or was it March?) I’ve been learning a bit more about how to be productive. Last night I was listening to a recorded webinar about “single-tasking.” One of the

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The End is Near

The End is Near

The end of the school year is a big deal for me, especially when I’m not actually working into the summer. Two whole months off! Two whole months of living off my savings! Time to do ALL THE THINGS (that

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Wall Status: Destroyed

Wall Status: Destroyed

I got through! Head met wall and head won. I wrote the damn story. And I actually like it lots. Worked all freaking weekend on it, but it was worth it. Even if now I have to write my Spanish

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The Main Benefit of Experience

The Main Benefit of Experience

There’s one big benefit to experience, actually. One main reason I tell beginning writers who ask (and some who don’t) to carry on to the end. Leaving out all the others (because they are there) here’s the biggie. Once you’ve

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Lost in Translation: Momentum

Lost in Translation: Momentum

I’m beating my head against another story. It just. does not. want to. GO. Part of the problem is that I didn’t have quite enough in the story to make me eager to write it. I mean, I started out

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