Another Birthday Goes By…

Another Birthday Goes By…

Birthdays are a little bittersweet now. Every one that passes, I am acutely aware that I haven’t published any long form fiction. I have wanted to be a novelist for a very long time. Since grade seven. Back then, I […]

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Forgiveness: Practicing What I Preach

Forgiveness: Practicing What I Preach

The power is out as I type this Sunday night. Hope it comes back on in time to schedule my Monday post, because I don’t know when I could post it tomorrow. This has become yet another practice at forgiveness […]

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I Have Entered the Real World of Editing

I Have Entered the Real World of Editing

Obviously, I have been writing for a long time. Not only has English been my favourite subject since I entered first grade, which is why I spent four intense years earning an English BA, I have always been actively writing and […]

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Post-WWC 2017 Check-In

Post-WWC 2017 Check-In

If you’ve been following us for a while, you know I love to do a write-up about my When Words Collide experience. This year, as I explained in this previous post, I decided to take a light approach. I did […]

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Procrastination Rears Its Ugly Monster Head

Procrastination Rears Its Ugly Monster Head

The procrastination monster has returned! Time to cower in my blanket fort and listen to the whoosh of missed deadlines. How have I procrastinated? Let me count the ways: 1. Baby Stuff Two months out from our baby-day estimate, I […]

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Novel in 90: Writing’s Not About Wordcount

Novel in 90: Writing’s Not About Wordcount

I’ve run into my first major issue with Novel in 90 as a program. Writing’s not about wordcount; it’s about story. Let me elaborate. The Broken Starts I finally started writing, post vacation and associated recovery, and my first opening…I […]

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