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Dealing With Distractions; or, Of Course I Can Write With A Video Of Goats Singing ‘The Blue Danube Waltz’ Playing In The Background!

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Sometimes, it’s just hard to focus on writing. Whether we like it or not, Real Life™ can raise its ugly head when we least expect it. And at least for those of … Continue reading

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In The Home Stretch; or Are We There Yet?

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot)   (I know, I know. This is actually last Thursday’s posting, running a little late again. I’ll try to do tomorrow’s on time…) So here I am, closing in on the end … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Week 3; or Now That We’re Properly Warmed Up…

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Lots of ups and downs this week. A good day of writing on Sunday, followed by a bout of stomach flu/food poisoning on Monday (which also yielded a higher-than-average word count, thanks … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Week 2; or, I’ve Got The Week Two Blues

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Hello from Week Two of NaNoWriMo. This week, things are going along less swimmingly than last. I was nearly two days ahead on my word count; now, if I don’t get 1,500 … Continue reading

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Stay On Target; or, Did I Set The Bar Too Low?

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Okay, first things first: If there’s anyone on the face of the planet who hasn’t yet seen the pictures (hard to believe because I’ve been babbling about it all over the place), … Continue reading

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Edit Head vs. Writer Head; or, Shifting Gears

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) One thing that I’ve discovered about myself is that it’s very difficult for me to be editing one piece while writing another. I think it’s because when I’m writing, I have to … Continue reading

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Maintaining Focus; or … Oooh! Shiny!

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot)   This time of year is hard on our inner seven-year-olds. So many distractions, so many things we could be doing, along with the things we should be doing, and there’s never … Continue reading

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