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Prepping for My August 2019 Challenge

Prepping for My August 2019 Challenge

The topic of summer vacation came up in conversation recently and the someone I was chatting with asked me why I was taking a week off work in August. I explained that I typically attend a reading and writing conference […]

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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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Waiting for Experience

Waiting for Experience

One of my biggest weaknesses as a human being and a creator is my need to wait. If you caught my first goal post this year, you’ll see that I have a terrible habit of waiting for everything to be […]

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Are You Also Ready for Some Lazy Summer Days?

Are You Also Ready for Some Lazy Summer Days?

I am officially in countdown mode when it comes to the course. Today makes it 11 days, one textbook chapter, a minimum of two discussion posts, and one massive final assignment until I’m free and get an actual day off […]

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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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