Writing time

I’ve been reading a lot of quotes lately from writers about finding time to write.  The consensus seems to be that “real” writers spend time, significant time, every day, working.  You can read books, blogs, magazines, and find thousands of distractions but if writing is your life, you devote yourself to it .  That meansContinue reading “Writing time”

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Losing battles

Confronting the reality of my son’s condition as fatal is a battle that has taken me to the brink of insanity over and over again.  Sometimes the grief is so heavy that I don’t think I can bear it another second.  Then Dan will cough or crack one of his jokes that make me howlContinue reading “Losing battles”

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Writer envy

I spend almost no time at all on my writing.  I read about writing incessantly, I read in my genre voraciously, and visit my favorite author’s websites obsessively.  All time that should be spent – wait for it – WRITING!!!  I learned this week that Nora Roberts’ rule for writing is “butt in chair” (orContinue reading “Writer envy”

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Roller Derby Queen?

Most of my life I’ve considered it a virtue that I’m willing to look like a fool.  My children found this to be one of my most endearing qualities when they were young, but as they’ve enter adolescence, well…not so much.  A good example was trying out my LandRollers today.  As a veteran of bilateralContinue reading “Roller Derby Queen?”

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Blogging on WordPress

My heart is racing as I type these first words.  That’s how naive and new I am to the blogosphere.  This feels like a momentous occasion.  It’s completely different than my first tiptoe onto the internet scene.  Sure, I’m on Facebook and Twitter, although I don’t use either as proficiently as I should.  In myContinue reading “Blogging on WordPress”

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