Category Archives: Making Progress

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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I’m Doing It All Wrong

The Season of Hell is over and I have taken down the festive Christmas Skeleton and turned The Pillow. The door wreaths come off this weekend. It’s frosty cold outside and all fireplace cozy inside, and I am incredibly energized. … Continue reading

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