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NaNoWriMo 666

Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially … Continue reading

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The Solstice

I am not hiding. I’m just a tiny bit snowed under, a major accomplishment in Texas, especially right after the summer solstice.

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Grappling with King Charles’ Head

I have been–to use a term I learned from fellow blogger Kate Shrewsday–in a funk hole. Recent events in the American political arena have had me biting my tongue and wearing mittens to keep from making an abject fool of … Continue reading

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ROW80 11.16 & Racking Up Cats

Kaye George gave me a kick in the pants. Exactly what I needed. She sent me the link to Written? Kitten!, an app which provides positive reinforcement at 100-word intervals.* (Or 200, 500, or 1000, for writers who don’t like … Continue reading

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AROW80 Sunday Report 1

Progress since Wednesday: Write 500 words a day on Molly: 0/0 Go to bed by 11:00 p.m.: 2/4 Exercise 30 minutes: 0/4 No excuses. One step forward: I realized what must be done to untangle a major snarl in the … Continue reading

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It’s not an excuse. It’s a reason.

The last time William appeared here, he had sat on the keyboard and turned the working title into gobbledygook. I suppose tonight’s activity is progress. Yes, I know it’s progress. Because a year ago at this time, his hobby was … Continue reading

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses, or The writerly thing to do

Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a near-perfect method of writing avoidance.  ~Dan Greenburg I returned home from Just for the Hell of It Writers filled with enthusiasm for the next assignment. Sat down in the … Continue reading

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Thank you for noticing.

For the past month and more, my writing has been on hold. There are two reasons for the lapse. First, I’ve been short on energy. Second, I’ve been afraid I don’t have what it takes to read a novel, much … Continue reading

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Back in the slammer again

Today’s horoscope said, “A person who means well will throw a wrench into the works.” That was the man who came to paint the front door. The go-between told me he would be here at 9:00 a.m. I was supposed … Continue reading

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