The Writing Life

Well it’s that time of the month again. No not that time of the month. Rather the time that I take to make another entry in my poorly neglected blog. It’s been another year and another Valentines day where not one of my main characters sent me flowers. I am completely unappreciated. Okay so maybe
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I have done an excellent job of not getting much of anything accomplished, yet. Okay that’s not exactly correct. I signed up with Forward Motion and am participating in a workshop by Margaret Fisk. It’s all about using an outline to help with editing. And when it comes to editing, I need all the help
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It’s a new year and new chance to start over if you fell off the writing bandwagon in 2007. I’m starting off the new year in a new city with a new job, which will leave me more time to write. Not only because I only work Monday through Friday at reasonable hours, but also
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The Muse Online Writers Conference is getting a jumpstart already and I’ve found my first gem as I was reading the presenters intros. Cheryl Wright has an excellent article on motivation so check it out. http://www.writer2writer.com/motivation.htm

Now that the conference handouts are coming in…I’m really getting excited. There is nothing quite like a influx of new info to get the old brain cells a pumping. And what great info it has been. I’m already starting my writing to do list which is now about six pages long. (My apologies now to
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Only a month to go until the online writers conference. It’ll be bigger and better than last year. The line up of “speakers” looks promising. I can’t wait! I won’t get to spend the entire time at the conference because I’m planning to use my vacation time to fly out to Rhode Island to visit
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Happy Independence Day! Celebrate by using your constitutional right to write anything you want. Or rather anything that’s not illegal anyway. For those not in the US feel free to help us celebrate also by taking out those pens, pencils or keyboards and get busy. Now of course I’m not advocating that you do this
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It’s only June, but I’m already getting excited about this years MuseItUp Clubs online conference. The list of presenters is fabulous! If you haven’t registered make it a point to do so. It really is a mind numbing event with so much information it will take you until the next year to go through all
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Look what I found hiding in my files. I think my characters are conspiring against me. Dear Michael,My Love. I fear we shall never be together. For years Dawn has written about us, our perpetual life in first chapter. I long to touch you, to kiss you, to make sweet passionate love to you. Why
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I am organizationally challanged most days which makes it difficult to really get anything accomplished. Plus I work fulltime and have millions of other things I want to do. It makes it very hard to find time to focus on writing. Maybe I just don’t have enough motivation to be a writer even though I
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