What I learned in 2012

It’s the last day of 2012. I’ve learned many things over the year, too many to really list, but here are the highlights: Life 1. Stop Crying People who have already raised children have been quick to offer advice about how to deal with temper tantrums. The one that I heard most often and used…

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End and Begin

Though NaNoWriMo is a challenge to obtain a certain word count in a limited time frame, to me it was much more than that. *Cue sappy music* I won not because my fingers hit so many keys to create a set number of separated letter groups. No, I won because I forged friendships I would’ve…

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Spotify

I decided to join Spotify some time back, but I never really paid much attention to how wonderful a product it actually is. I love music, dance constantly around my living room with my daughter, and have been looking for a decent playlist making system. Well hello! Spotify is great for making a playlist. And…

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NaNoWriMo

Oh dear. What have I done? Was I crazy? I haven’t finished editing my first book. I’ve dedicated myself to critiquing. I have a child and husband at home. And now… I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month has one goal. Write a novel, at least 50k words, within thirty days – November…

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Adventures in Editing

When I finished my first draft, I had a mighty sense of pride. I had written a book. So when I received feedback telling me that my characters were shallow and unbelievable, it was pretty tough. But I was willing to accept the truth, examine the examples given to me, and reassess how I represented…

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Me Time

I sit in the darkness, nestled into my husband’s recliner, listening to the quiet snores of my daughter in the next room over. This is my time, the one hour I’m allowed to dedicate time and effort to writing. Parenthood means sacrifices, I know this now. Kimi is on a better schedule, tucked into bed…

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New

Welcome. You’ve probably come across this blog by accident, but if you came here on purpose, well, you chose your punishment. ¬†While I enjoyed maintaining a blog on Blogspot, I decided I wanted something more personalized, and I wanted it on my domain. Blogspot only allows you to set the alternate url to a root…

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