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Done Doesn’t Actually Mean “Done”

Done Doesn’t Actually Mean “Done”

So you’re done. You finished your novel – edited, received feedback, revised. You’ve polished it to within an inch of it’s life and made it as good as you can. If you never see it again, it will be too […]

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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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Why Not: An Argument

Why Not: An Argument

Last week, I shared an image I saw on Facebook. In it, a Tumblr user paraphrases interactions they’ve had regarding characters of the non-white, non-cisgendered, non-heterosexual variety: “Why is this character xyz?” The author’s answer: “Why not?” So I posted […]

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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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Inner Critic: Adventures in Research

Inner Critic: Adventures in Research

The other day, I asked a question. Now, asking questions on social media isn’t always the wisest thing to do, but I did not know how to tackle this topic. So I made use of my many friends who might. […]

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