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Gutting It Out

Two days ago, I finished writing the first draft of a medieval novel that I started almost ten years ago.  What’s really ironic is that most of the writing occurred in the last six months. After a decade of missing … Continue reading

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Life’s Little Hiccups

I’m behind.  Again. I wish I could say that I don’t know how it happens, but actually, I do know how it happens. Life. And a lack of making writing the priority it deserves. What’s frustrating is that I know … Continue reading

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I’m back!

Too much time has passed since I last posted a blog.  I’ve thought about it often, but so many academic chores have gotten in the way.  I’ve realized I allowed those chores to take precedence.  It is up to me … Continue reading

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Our Enemies as Artists . . .

. . . according to Piers Steel, Ph.D., in his book, The Procrastination Equation, are: Resistance Rational Thought Family & Friends The Greatest Hits for Resistance are: Pursuit of any creative work of art Any diet Any program of spiritual … Continue reading

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Seeing through Dirty Glasses

How is it every day, nay almost every hour, I have to clean my glasses?  My eyes must be positively filthy!  As a young person without glasses, I used to see old people (take that as people the age I … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Curse: Procrastination

Okay, I’ll admit it.  I’m writing this blog because I just took a procrastination quiz—wanted to find out how bad a procrastinator I was—based on Piers Steel’s new book, The Procrastination Equation.  (Take the quiz at http://www.procrastinus.com, click SURVEY at … Continue reading

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The Winding Road of Self-Discovery

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”  Will Rogers “Schedule your priorities rather than prioritizing your schedule.”  From a 7 Habits of Highly Effective People calendar. “When you change the way … Continue reading

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