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Reblog: When Inspiration Has Fled the House–Writer’s Pause

Today, I thought I’d reblog something from 2010 back when I was fumbling with The Six Train to Wisconsin first draft. Working on the end of my third book this week, I swore this was the only book where I … Continue reading

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Notes from the Revision Wars–Epiphany #337

This is what I thought my draft looked like before I started revising. I thought every work counted. That every scene was as streamlined as it could be. That the manuscript couldn’t be tightened. This is what it actually looked … Continue reading

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The Writing Process–A Bowl of Clam Chowder

This is some of the best New England Clam Chowder around. Found at Sam the Clam’s in CT. Delish. But no two clam chowders are made with exactly the same process. Everyone has their own way of getting to that … Continue reading

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Writing Goals

This is my parent’s dog, Reagan. Reagan found a pail full of tennis balls that Dad tirelessly gathered out of the woods a few weekends ago. Reagan spent 10 minutes staring into that pail full of balls. Hesitant to pick … Continue reading

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Confessions on Reprioritizing my Writing

This is me. Intent upon decorating the tree. So focused on the tree I forget about anything else. Except making the tree gorgeous. Which is my way of explaining why the word count on my new book hasn’t been reported … Continue reading

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When Inspiration Has Fled the House-Writer’s Pause

This week, I’ve been plagued with nasty sinus headaches. The past two days my head has throbbed and throbbed. With no end in sight. Only when I sleep do I escape it. Not exactly the best situation to be drafting … Continue reading

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Weekend Warrior

I set a goal to write 5K words for my new novel each week. Last week I wrote 6K, bringing my word count to 48,702! It sounded so hard when I started on Monday but by then end of the … Continue reading

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DWTS–Who do you have your eye on?

So Monday night, I watch DWTS (Dancing With The Stars) with mom. It’s become a ritual since she helped me move out of NYC. For 2 hours you watch these people compete and then Tuesday they get the results. Monday, … Continue reading

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One Thousand Words a Day…or die

So Monday morning, I sat down and faced a blank page. I wanted to write 1000 words, but *gasp!* faced a new scene. What to do? I played the what if game. What if x came over? And 500 words … Continue reading

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Did I write that?

Ever had a moment like that? Where everything is blurry and you have no clue how you let it slip by? Well, I got hit in the face with that on Friday and Saturday. I thought my YA manuscript was … Continue reading

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