Category Archives: inspiration

The Retreat!

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(Sorry this post was delayed while I was out at sea again!) The retreat was amazing. I only wish I had the means to do it more often! Unfortunately, at that rate, I’d just be paying for this book to be written, which is not exactly a long-term strategy. So I’ll just have to splurge every once in a while… Read more »

Writing Music

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For some people, writing and music go hand in hand. I know several writers who have particular music they like to listen to when they write. That is not me! I used to listen to classical music during my writing time. Then I realized that it was doing nothing for me. At best, I ignored it while I got in… Read more »

NaNoWriMo 2012: You Can Do It!

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I wanted to make a post about NaNoWriMo. (On a side note, how is it time for NaNo again? I swear this just happened–where does the time go?!) I am not attempting this year. I know I wouldn’t be able to make it, and setting an unreachable goal is worse than useless. It actually just makes things worse. So I’ve… Read more »

A Day in the Life

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I’m pretty sure every single writer ever has, at some point, procrastinated. Or at least I hope so! Then I don’t feel quite so bad. If you have never experienced the utter frustration of your mind wanting to focus on any single thing except what you want to write, then this post is not for you. Leave us poor procrastinators… Read more »

Sketches

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Oftentimes, it seems that our writing goals are always our works in progress. It makes sense, of course. For many of us, the end goal is to be published (or to be published again), and to do that, you have to produce manuscripts. Sometimes it is easy to lose focus on other writing tasks that just don’t seem as important,… Read more »

Settling In

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I have been mired in the often-painful process of moving across the country over the past few weeks, and it has taken over my life! It is hard to make time for writing when your apartment is a mess of boxes and heaps of junk, and your to-do list gets longer every day, not to mention getting acclimated to a new… Read more »