Word by Word

Creating myself one word at a time.

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There was travel during my work week again. Wednesday was a 14 hour day, so I lost a couple of days of writing. And blogging. And sleep. I decided I was going to try to crank out 7,000 words this weekend to make-up for lost productivity. I was getting a little panicked that this is …

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Well, the weekend of birthday madness is officially over and we all survived. The kiddo is now six and all the fun was had. Whew! I had a great week of writing until Friday and the weekend pretty much followed the same pattern as Friday. I was able to sit down this evening and struggle …

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Ruby Red

It was a year and a half ago and I was trolling through the Nook bookstore on my device. I’d finished reading a YA book that I can’t even remember the title of now. I stumbled across a book called “Ruby Red.” I read the synopsis, which indicated two things which intrigued me. First, the …

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The most surprising epiphany for me this National Novel Writing Month has been a renewed appreciation for the act of creation. The feeling of typing words you weren’t even thinking until they started to flow from your fingers. The realization that characters who never existed before now have their own personalities, weaknesses and desires. At …

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It is another Sunday, the end of another weekend. I suffer from “end of weekend” depression usually, however I’m ending this one feeling pretty good. I aimed to spend a good bit of it writing and that’s just what I was able to do. I also discovered something interesting about the way I write. I’m …

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It only figures that with the start of NaNoWriMo, something I’ve planned to do for two months, would come some of the busiest work days requiring travel. With the death by water of my iPhone and a few other well-timed calamities have me questioning my relationship with the universe. But, I will overcome! Hyperbole aside, …

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