Word by Word

Creating myself one word at a time.

Not long ago I was honored at work for my fifteen year anniversary of employment there. Along with a catalog of nifty gifts to choose from, they also passed around a journal and wrote entries to me or about me. Then on the actual day they took thirty minutes of a meeting to say wonderfully …

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Books

I may have set some kind of record this month—a personal record anyway—in the number of books I consumed. And, yes, I’m using the word consumed on purpose. My mom has always said I devour books, that I should slow down and enjoy them. I do enjoy them! Just at a quicker pace than most. …

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Road Construction

Used with permission from Indiana Public Media.

The road to success is always under construction.”

–Lily Tomlin

January 17, 2014

2013

I am well behind the curve on this post. In reviewing my blog, it has been a few days since I posted. That should be testament to the craziness that was the end of 2013. Now it is 2014. Before I leave 2013 behind though, I want to remind myself of a few favorite things …

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Row 80

I decided to take a bit of a break after winning National Novel Writing Month because I’d pushed pretty hard. There was a lot of “around the house” stuff I needed to give some attention. Then, of course, there was the Thanksgiving cooking, Christmas decorating and present buying. All of this has given me the …

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Row 80

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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Row 80

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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Row 80

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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Row 80

I cannot seem to remember that today is Wednesday. All day I’ve thought it was either Tuesday (God forbid) or Thursday. I looked everywhere in my son’s school bag for his Thursday folder. Shocker. It wasn’t there because it is Wednesday. My ROW80 post on Sunday got a lot of comments and words of encouragement …

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