Books

Daily Progress Report

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Til Death: 138 It just wasn’t working for me today.  I’m in crisis management mode at work (will be going in again tomorrow to work on some stuff), and I’ve just been busy and tired and interrupted.  After doing the big grocery buying trip (twice a month), I came home, fixed supper, then DH’s friend […]

Craft

To Lie For Time?

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This morning’s craft chapter was about telling harmless lies to get time to write.  Sellers had a term for it, but I don’t remember it (I’ll look it up when I get home).  Ah here it is, she called them “Strategic Deceits”.  The idea was that you could tell a harmless little lie such as […]

Musings

Fodder

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I have to laugh about this because I’m too exhausted to do anything else.  So the plan was to go to Tupelo to pick up the new mattress for the daybed, the new dishwasher, and a bunch of personal CD players for work (we need 84 for a study we’re doing–it’s gonna take us a […]

Musings

Organize Your Mind

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Somewhere along the way I heard or read that the state of your home reflects the state of your mind.  This is not a good sign!  My house is a total disaster right now, partially due to puppies cooped up for 4 straight days (it’s sunny today and they’re at grandpa’s running on 6 acres) […]

Editing/Revision

Daily Progress Report

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Til Death: 548 I made it through all the tweaks and changes necessary to Chapter 4.  Next up is a brand new scene to start Chapter 5.  I’m still debating with myself over whose head to put it in.  I see it in Wyatt’s, but a quick tally of all the scenes planned out thus […]

Editing/Revision

Daily Progress Report

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Yestereday Til Death: 315 Test mile day.  Well actually I probably could have gone further, but we had a birthday party to go to last night, and I was busy putting together my 7 layer dip and helping prep the rest of the food.  I’m almost through with the scene I’m working on.  I’m in […]

Craft

The Test Mile

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My dad is a runner.  For as long as I can remember (the bulk of my life), he competed in local 10ks and every single work day would go out to the track and run during lunch–then have a pack of Nabs and a Sprite.  He’s a consistent kind of guy.  He also subscribed to […]

Craft

Shoulds

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Shoulds ruin your choice of topic, your tone, your writing dreams.  Heather Sellers, Chapter After Chapter This morning’s craft chapter made me think about graduate school.  It’s been on my mind a lot this week, largely because I found out that there’s a strong possibility we will be getting a PhD program in clinical psychology […]