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You Can Do It Too!

“Free your mind, and the rest will follow…” (What song is that from? I can’t remember.) Anyway, NaNoWriMo is almost here and I’m so excited! If you really want to write a novel and you think you can’t (or you have some other excuse), then do this. It can change everything if you let it. Continue reading

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Answer Me!

The problem with watching a Neil Gaiman video interview or going to the Endicott Studio website is that I’m both distracted from my work and inspired with more ideas than I think I can hold. I want to do so many things…there is so much spinning around in my head…and when shall I get any … Continue reading

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Pointless Annoyances and Worries

One of many pointless annoyances… I’m always baffled (and annoyed) by people who want to write a book, but they know next to nothing about books. Who knows? Maybe this is the best way to write. But I still think that knowing something about a bookstore is…I don’t know…a good idea. I mean, some people … Continue reading

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Getting a Little Closer…

NaNoWriMo is nearly upon us. I can hardly wait, but then again, I don’t really have to sit here watching the clock tick; I’ve got plenty to do. What’s your to-do list look like? Mine is here more to help me remember than because it’s inherently interesting. -paint bedroom doors (well, almost done) -paper kitchen … Continue reading

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Things Go Wrong

So, the other morning I’m scrabbling along in my usual rushed way when I open the door to my tiny studio/office closet and find water dripping steadily from my upstairs neighbor. And I did that doubletake that I always do when I believe for the briefest of seconds that another reality is there if I … Continue reading

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Lock her in a closet?

Plot problems…I’m so close to getting the ending of this novel. Painfully close. But I’ve got this character, Linnie from the other blog actually, and she’s been caught listening in to a conversation she’s not supposed to hear. Now, Linnie, being Linnie, would let nothing stop her from rushing to her friend to warn her … Continue reading

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How to End It All

Ending a novel is its own special cirlce of hell. And circle is a good word for it, really, because you’ve got to bring the events set in motion in the beginning round to the end. Obviously. (Oh, how much fun it is to state the obvious.) Well, I’ve got the ending-ending. The last scene. … Continue reading