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Follow Along for all the Stress Fun! 8: 25 am: Queenie and Sailor Boy are off. The kettle is on. The document is opened and I have typed my first sentence, which is: “[Redacted] presided over the head of the … Continue reading

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Just so y’all know, I did 3543 today. Boo-yeah. That puts me ahead for the next two days. Weekend, you are mine. Bookmark It Hide Sites

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I am participating in NaNoWriMo this year, though I think, officially, I’m cheating. Because I’m working on an already-started book, which is, according to the NaNo rules, “punishable by death.” Seriously, that’s what it says. However, in chatting about this … Continue reading

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From the mailbag, T. asks: When you write a novel it’s like a boat-load of short stories, with the same characters, and they tie together, right? So how would someone with great ideas get them onto paper if they don’t … Continue reading

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Well, we survived! On Monday, I cleaned all her NB clothes out of her drawers in the nursery (sniff! sniff!) while she enjoyed her mobile (she’s finally noticing it!). Then we went to pick up my neighbor from nursery school. … Continue reading

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Sailor Boy has gone back to work, and, as my father keeps reminding me, if I were at a real job, my maternity leave would be up, so I guess that means that I, as my boss, should be firing … Continue reading

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Oh, hey, look at that, I’m blogging. I know I’ve been very absent from this space this month, but with good reason. I’ve been trying to fulfill my New Year’s Resolutions. In fact, I’ve already fulfilled several of them. Like … Continue reading

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I was reading Justine’s blog the other day and saw her post talking about which of her old ideas she was writing and how few of them were things she thought she’d be working on. I went and looked back … Continue reading

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Unsurprisingly, more than half of the respondents to yesterday’s poll were like “Whatever, Carol. Tell me more about Poe.” I am curious if the response would have been similar had the poll been “What about Amy?” Anyway, I’ve got a … Continue reading

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70 Days of Sweat starts today. You only think you’re ready. I will also be participating in the sweating this round, though mine may not be lasting the full on 70 days. This is the goal: We’re looking for a … Continue reading

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