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Happy You Can Make Things

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My life is good. I never have enough money, my house needs work, my job requires too much attention, my novel isn’t a best seller, and my art needs more of my attention, but I have this incredible luxury of being to make things. I have a desk where I can sit and write or draw. I have friends who support my goals. My husband and my son don’t expect me to give up my writing for cleaning house. I don’t need anyone’s permission to express myself or go where I want to go. Also, I have a house to fix up. These things make life pretty good.

I’m working with my publisher to make my second novel ready for publication. Now, that is happy! It’s never fun to have mistakes pointed out, but I’m all for it if it helps my story be the best it can be.

Also, I’m working on a fantasy quest story. I don’t know how hard I want to work on it though. It was my fist NaNoWriMo novel, and while parts of the story I like, I’m not sure I can make it a good novel. We’ll see.

So, I’m reading Austin Kleon‘s book Show Your Work. Coincidentally, I read Jamie Raintree‘s blog post about creating a self bible. I think I’m going to take the ideas in the book and the post and make my own version of them here. What else should this blog be for anyway?

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