Word by Word

Creating myself one word at a time.

The other day I discovered this musical artist. To my chagrin, it was through a cheesy jewelry commercial. It doesn’t change that I’m now in love with Lord Huron. The song, as it turned out was “Ends of the Earth” by Lord Huron. I went to YouTube to decide if I liked the whole album called …

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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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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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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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