First of all…a thousand apologies for being lost in space…twice in just a few weeks. Not to bore you all with details, but besides all the Neighborhood Watch drama, the Toddler developed a massive case of snot. (I have witnesses … Continue reading
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Last week, it was Spring Fever versus Spring Cleaning. What do you think won out? Can you hardly blame me? The orange blossoms are in bloom, their fragrance filling me with the urge to run naked in midnight fields and … Continue reading
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I put in 33 hours on the computer this week, and managed to hardly write any fiction. Boggling. Well, that’s not exactly true. I spent one night binge-writing a short story. I spent another night photographing dinosaurs and trying not … Continue reading
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Everyone says you need to read, read, read to understand how story works. While this is true, sometimes you just need to give 3:08 minutes of your undivided attention. [Warning: Contains graphic scenes.] I was turned on to this video … Continue reading
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How did you all do this week? Me? I did a little better this week as far as keeping track of my time. I suspect there’s still several hours missing, but I’m happy with the progress. I notice I have … Continue reading
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Before we get too far afield, I wanted to address the word count widget and the accountability I hope it brings with all its dinosaur goodness. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote: ” The goal is 16 consecutive 3,000-word-days. … Continue reading
I’ve been dreading this like a walk on the plank, my friends. But the truth must be told! I fell short of my goals this month…very, very short. Scuttle me skiff and send me straight to Davy Jones’s Locker! Argh! … Continue reading
Yesterday was a full day, a very girlie day. I caught up with my friend Gris for tea, which is always fun, considering I’m not a very girlie girl. Really love those little sandwiches. I could eat a baking sheet … Continue reading