Category Archives: Writing Update

Three Methods to Write More

Blog Post #37

2017-01-17-14-50-14Dear Readers,

Welcome to a brand new year. Be prepared. This is going to be a long post. I’m going to dissect my work from 2016 and compare it to 2015, and a bit to 2014. I want to share with you the pattern that emerged of things that I’ve done and changed that have helped me grow as a writer, so I can impart said knowledge unto you. Let’s get started shall we? Continue reading

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She Writes

Blog Post #35

2016-12-19-16-45-46The writer sits in her pajamas before her laptop. The waste bins and laundry hamper over flow with rubbish and dirty clothes. Used dishes litter the kitchen counters. A recently delivered package sits unopened and alone in the middle of the living room floor. Sheets hang over the edges of the bed like waterfalls frozen in fabric.

The sound of computer keys clicking and the hum of the old refrigerator contend for attention in the otherwise silent apartment. Besides the writer rests the hot toddy, no longer quiet so hot, that she has been nursing for the last two hours to help fight off the soreness in her throat from the changing weather. It is the 30th of November. No other soul interrupts her work to ask her why she continues on even at that late hour. Her NaNoWriMo win has been verified nearly three hours ago, the night hangs on the cusp of the next morning, but still she writes. Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo is on the Horizon

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Dear Readers,

The last morning I spent on the deck was crisp, my mug of tea a welcome source of heat. The leaves have been turning gold and burgundy and lifting free to follow the wind. The daylight dims earlier each day, and I can see National Novel Writing Month on the horizon. I sort of figured this month I’d be too busy for down time, but I seemed to have found it despite tours, parties, and weddings already in place. September has ended and autumn has begun to settle in.

And now for the word counts. Continue reading

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Flock Together

Blog Post #32

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Dear Readers,

Guess who’s not dead yet? Why? ‘Cause I feel happy! I think I’ll go for a walk.

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The Wisdom of Wordsmiths

Blog Post #31

Dear Readers,

How’s the month been treating you? Do you feel a bit overwhelmed by this month? I certainly did, but then again, I did have some interesting adventures… Continue reading

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Something Biblical

Blog Post #30

Dear Readers,

Welcome once again to another installment of I tell you about the writing I haven’t been doing but pretend to be really hopeful about my prospects because I’m editing or outlining and that counts under the same “productivity” umbrella, doesn’t it? Continue reading

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Where does the Sidewalk End?

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Dear Readers,

It’s been a month, hasn’t it? I feel like a whirlwind. I’ve been everywhere doing a bit of everything, picking up and dropping paper here and there, but never feeling like I managed to get somewhere. We’ve had snow and lightning and eighty degree weather here this month to match my shiftiness. I feel rather worn despite physical evidence of my endeavors. I’ll be sure to show you all the numbers for April in next month’s recap post, but for now it’s time to take a look at March’s Word Counts. Continue reading

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