Author Archives: AmyBeth Inverness

About AmyBeth Inverness

A writer by birth, a redhead by choice.

Managing My OCD

Managing my OCD means wanting to make/revise all the family appointments with doctors, therapists, dentists, church, professional stuff and everything then entering them into a database that references the family members involved, which doctor, which location, the associated phone numbers, … Continue reading

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What Do You Do When They Move Your Cheese?

Most writers readily come to terms with the fact that we do a lot of work that may or may not ever pay off with wealth or acclaim. We enter the maze willingly, knowing that the Big Cheese is a … Continue reading

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Same ‘ol Song and Dance

I’m finding it hard to break out of the “Life is do difficult and overwhelming right now I can’t possibly slow down to write!” schtick. Nevertheless, I persist. I’m finding that quote more and more inspiring these days. Like the … Continue reading

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Diabetic

For more than ten years, I’ve been considered a high risk for diabetes. A few weeks ago, I finally connected with a new doctor (we moved to Colorado almost a year ago and had put it off for “reasons”.) She … Continue reading

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The Runner-Up

I am thrilled to share that I am a runner up in the Futurescapes Writing Contest! A year ago I saw a call for submissions for the contest with the theme Cities of Empowerment. Reading the blurb about what they’re … Continue reading

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Quickie

Just a quick ROW80 update this week! Most days were good… I finished a short story, added to the hand-written novel, then edited and submitted the short story in time for the contest deadline. I have to wait until the … Continue reading

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The Amorphous To-Do List

In the beginning, my to-do list as a writer was clear. Write an entire novel. Edit, revise, polish. Meanwhile, I began to establish an online presence. I started this blog and other social media outlets, and began to network. Later … Continue reading

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Cephalosomething

A short time ago, I looked at the entropy section of this site where I list the stories I’m working on. I was disturbed by the fact that there are several which are dear to me, but have been sitting … Continue reading

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No Word Count

A new year and a new Round of Words in 80 Days! I am trying something new this round. I’m working on a novel, and I’m writing it by hand. Although I usually type my stories straight into MS Word, … Continue reading

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And Now, For Something Completely Different…

Well, not completely different. But I am steering my career in the direction I want it to go, working on long-term goals. I was honored to be selected as a semifinalist in the Futurescapes Writing Contest. I’m eagerly awaiting the … Continue reading

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