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A light came on last week. Not a sudden light like for a spectacular idea or an opposites kind of light but more like a light that comes on with a dimmer switch, a gradual awakening from sensory deprivation, the burning away of fog after six months of bare awareness. I may have made up …read more →

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WABWM 20120827

 Today: Working up to the meat of scene 3 in chapter 1. I did some scene cards over the weekend but got distracted by my grandson. Today’s Word Count: 286 Total Word Count: 3,627 Tomorrow’s Plan: Finish scene cards. Begin organizing them in sequence. Holly Lisle’s “Write a Book With Me“ ~ Merry Meet and …read more →

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WABWM 20120824

Scene 1 is as it should be. I was very focused on my goal because of the scene card. I wanted to go off on a tangent (and idea for a later scene, not the opening) but I stuck with it and I am happy with the result. Exciting, action packed and I got in …read more →

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WABWM 20120823

I’m addicted to school supplies. Today’s new batch. I love the little plastic case for my index cards. I love reading about the way everyone writes. It feels good to know I’m not alone in what happens. I wrote my 250 words this morning in preparation for actual novel writing tomorrow morning. I plan on …read more →

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WABWM 20120822

Today: Done HTTS thrugh week 8. I wrote 40 scene card titles. I let Fiona have her way with them. Began all of the modules. I think I’ll be ready by Friday. Got a dot and line map. Today’s Word Count: 250 (in scene titles) Total Word Count: 3,009 (Shooting for 80,000 for a self-pub …read more →

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WABWM 20120821

Today: DOTS. LINES. My Personal Project System. HTTS week 7. Today’s Word Count: 285 words on the value of salt Total Word Count: 3,009 (Shooting for 80,000 for a self-pub novel) Tomorrow’s Plan: The modules in week 7 so I can start writing soon, damn it. Off to do the character modules. I hope to …read more →

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I’m A Communist

There are two kinds of people in the world:  those who love chocolate, and communists. ~ Leslie Moak Murray This is my Sweet Spot Map, a mind map of things that are important to me in some fashion. I have discovered that I am afraid of pickles. Mind mapping or clustering is a technique advocated …read more →

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Rain Down On Me

I’ve been learning lots with Holly Lisle’s How To Think Sideways course. All of my favorite stories and the themes I like to write about have to do with the 3 m’s: Murder, Magic and Madness (love.) I have boiled my named characters in Married to Death (MtD) down to the essential 9: they have …read more →

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Blind Drunk Blogging

  My dog is standing on the couch, looking out the window and barking at I have no idea what. That’s the key there, I have no idea. I haven’t a clue. In recent days, I’ve come to grips with just how stupid I am. I really don’t know what’s going on from one moment …read more →

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PERFECT never finishes

Rabbit, Rabbit! Normally, I would rip out a page with a messy heading like this one but “PERFECT never finishes” so despite the creepy tinge I felt along my biceps I kept writing and was able to finish my journal entry for the day. SAFE never starts – I set myself a goal this past …read more →

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