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Done: An Exercise in Letting Go

Done: An Exercise in Letting Go

Done is such a weird feeling. I finished typing The Damn Novel. Someone asked me about it, then suggested it might be Spirited Away in noir, or Neverwhere in Tokyo. I’m not convinced the comparisons are apt, but I love […]

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Fear of New Beginnings

Fear of New Beginnings

Is there a term for the fear of new beginnings? Or perhaps it’s more a fear of endings. (I just finished reading Carrie Jones’s Need* series, in which the main character “collects” phobias and recites them when nervous or scared.) […]

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Goals Check In: 2018, The First

Goals Check In: 2018, The First

At the start of this year, I didn’t really have a rational, realistic idea of what goals I may or may not expect to accomplish. Because, well, baby. Who, by the way, will be six months old tomorrow. Huh. And […]

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Priorities: I Have Them

Priorities: I Have Them

I’ve grown better at setting my priorities and following through. Even if I do end up flaking. A lot. Family, of course, tops the list (and let me just say I had no way to truly comprehend the effects this […]

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Writing Spaces, Updated Edition

Writing Spaces, Updated Edition

We’ve made some noise on this blog on the importance of writing spaces. Mine have morphed over time as I let the clutter take over and swallow up any useful, productive space. I set up the newest iteration of my […]

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Rejection is the Best Motivation

Rejection is the Best Motivation

So I struggle with submitting stories. The why of that is complicated and many-faceted, and (at least on the surface) has little to do with rejection. I will attempt to unpack this. I see this difficulty as a self-discipline issue, […]

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