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Preparation (for NaNo) and Revision (to Goals)

It may seem ludicrous to consider participating in National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNo, NaNoWriMo, or just November to the rest of the world) when I’ve had to cut back to posting here only once a month, but I’m doing […]

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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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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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Shaking Off 2017: Looking Forward and Tackling the Big Things

Shaking Off 2017: Looking Forward and Tackling the Big Things

Today’s post will be short and sweet, and likely repetitive, since I’ve done all the year-end update posts possible and we’re not yet past January 1st—not that my goals are ready to go anyway. I still need to take a […]

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Revising Expectations. Again.

Revising Expectations. Again.

Expectations are funny things. I’m trying to be ok with the likelihood that I won’t make an important goal. I probably won’t make it, even though I made it easy on myself and set the bar low. Which goal? Submitting […]

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Goals Check-In, The Third

Goals Check-In, The Third

My two months of breakneck scheduling are finally coming to an end. August and September have not felt like great months for reaching any goals, but we’ll see what (if anything) I can check off. Writing Story submissions? Not a […]

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