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Reading Goal Achieved; Writing Goals…Not so much

I've completed my 30-book reading goal already... How? Well, I read an 11-book manga series and a number of other graphic novels. Your next question might be, how many "books" have you read, e.g. novels? 7 "books" if you want to be specific. But I have read 30 stories and that's what we're going with.… Continue reading Reading Goal Achieved; Writing Goals…Not so much

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Entering the Rewriting Part of Revisions

Almost halfway through my novel revisions and I can definitely say I have entered the "rewrite" territory of some chapters and scenes. What I've found surprising about this is that instead of having no direction and losing my way, I'm actually MORE sure that I know what needs to be said. I've found myself changing… Continue reading Entering the Rewriting Part of Revisions

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Creativity doesn’t care how long it takes

There was an interesting conversation thread following me around over the past few weeks. The idea was brought up that time can be "wasted" by not doing the right thing or not spending your time wisely. On the contrary, it was also brought up that it is never too late. Love happens to 80-year-olds, career… Continue reading Creativity doesn’t care how long it takes

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Creativity means changing your mind

We had four bushes on the side of our garage that were diseased last year but coming back alright this year. I didn't like the look of them and even though I could have cared for them and brought them back to health, they just didn't suit my taste. We made the decision to rip… Continue reading Creativity means changing your mind

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Seeds and Stories

Everything's in bloom here! Finally! I've planted seeds in my garden. Things that spring up quickly -- lettuce, spinach, peas, peppers. Hopefully, I have some luck with them. I still want a tomato plant, some herbs, and of course lots of flowers for the front of the house. We'll see what happens in the weeks… Continue reading Seeds and Stories