Category Archives: Writing

Generic posts about writing.

Without Control

Among other issues with this tiny apartment we have no control over the heat. We have an air conditioner in the living room (which doesn’t help the bedrooms) whose thermostat works just fine. We have a normal radiator in the … Continue reading

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Volunteer Work

I’m applying to the local fabric store as seasonal help to get us through the next few months and, hopefully, to have some money for Christmas. Even with hubby’s new job, money is very tight. I looked for proofreading or … Continue reading

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A Thousand Small Comforts

As I write this, I am ensconced on the ugly couch, my feet on a footstool so that there is room for my laptop to sit comfortably. It’s not easy to get in and out of this spot, so I … Continue reading

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Trying Something New

I’m trying something new, and it seems to be working! With my OCD, I usually prefer to concentrate on one thing for an extended period of time. I need to finish one WIP before I begin another. This is part … Continue reading

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Floodgates

I just figured out that we have eight days left in this Round of Words in 80 Days. I’m okay with that. I didn’t do so well this round, and unfortunately that’s been my refrain for over a year now. … Continue reading

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I Swear I Had it All Together at One Point

The best laid plans sometimes go to hell in a handbasket for good reasons. Someday I will look back at 2016-2019 as “the transition years” but at the moment it’s just damned inconvenient. But it’s all for good reason, and … Continue reading

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The Changing Times

I avoid writing contemporary because it’s too easy to get some detail wrong and have it take people out of the story. When I write about the past, it’s an alternative Steampunk world where I can make up whatever details … Continue reading

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Getting It All Out

As I grow as an author, I struggle with the difference between bad habits and personal idiosyncrasies. I’ve read the chastising advice that a professional writer should be able to work in spite of distractions, interruptions, and other impediments. Yet … Continue reading

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The Future

It frustrates me to look back on my posts for the last year and a half and see the repeated theme of “…this is a transition time…I’m not where I want to be…it will get better soon…” When we moved … Continue reading

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Too Much Waste

It’s the summer! The girls and I are catching up on sleep, which is a very good thing. I think we all suffered through the school year never getting enough and it negatively impacted our health. We have a mostly-unscheduled … Continue reading

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