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When the Tide Goes Out

Ok… this summer lull seems to be a trend. I looked back at posts from summers past and I always land in a slump by mid to late summer. Why is that? Does the heat get to me? I know I am not a hot house flower; I much prefer the cool of autumn. But …

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You are here. Again.

I must have seasonal effective disorder, but instead of hitting me in the winter months, it strikes in the middle of the summer. Last year, around this time, I had a case of it. And it is here again… My disorder affects my writing and creative endeavors. While I am going all out with new …

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Care and Feeding of a Muse

This is another flashback to honor NaNo. It is something that I tend to forget when I let my daily life, work and writing stress me out. The first thing I seem to cut out of my schedule is the care and feeding of my muse. Poor girl has been shoved in a corner and is …

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First drafts and caring less

I read a recent post on Chuck Wendig’s blog, Terrible Minds.  Another writer had stated that she suffered from extreme performance anxiety whenever she sat down to write.  We are talking full-fledged physical illness here.  His advice to her? Care Less. I have to say that is some of the best advice on writing that …

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