Category Archives: Weekend Novelist

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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Apparently Sombody’s Listening Skills Need Work

Bob and I broke up. It was amicable – not his fault. It’s me. I just cannot seem to find my voice. But I certainly hear my mother’s voice saying, “you just never stick with anything.” I never seem to … Continue reading

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Journey to the Center of My Brain

This illustration from The Journey to the Center of the Earth, by Jules Verne, accurately depicts my own myopic obsessiveness as I launch the journey of 52 weekends. I am particularly enchanted by the maps. In weekend novel writing, weekends … Continue reading

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Driving at Night in a Fog

Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. E. L. Doctorow So I am eight months into this trip and not … Continue reading

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