Category Archives: Making Progress

Breaking Up, Part Deux

So following up on my break-up with social media, the second “last straw” came when the internet attempted to crush me with an email inbox jammed with new messages, for the day – THE DAY – exceeding 100. After a … Continue reading

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I’m Breaking Up with Social Media

I’m not even using the fakey “it’s me, not you” line. It’s definitely them. And they are sucking the very soul out of my writing life. To wit: Pulling up the book featured on my daily calendar and related suggestions … Continue reading

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Far From the Madding Crowd

Far from the madding crowd’s ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learned to stray; Along the cool sequestered vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. Excerpt from Thomas Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, lines … Continue reading

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San Diego, the Epiphany, Part 2

No, this is not a new project. It is the same story I have been working on. The lighter, cozier Death Takes a Spa Day has taken a side trip through a dark alley. A few weeks ago, my muse … Continue reading

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Just Getting it Written

I have spent hours analyzing/agonizing about how to kick-start my writing so I can make more progress this year than I did last year (meaning, several thousand words all on the SAME PROJECT instead of a few thousand words re-written, … Continue reading

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