I did it! #IWSG

I finished my book! Again. For the third time. Kinda. The big revision plan I had for Isto is done (woot!), but as I reread from the beginning to see if all the changes are cohesive, it’s instigated a few more changes. No problem. I can deal with that. But then a member of my…

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Five More Chapters #IWSG

Ah, March. The month of so many things, and here we are, already to the first Wednesday. Since it’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group day, I’ll wait until next week to talk about the Colonel’s Challenge results. Today, I’m going to talk about the same thing I talk about every first Wednesday: my book. I’m not…

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New Year, Same Focus #IWSG

My goals this year haven’t changed much from previous years: family, fitness, and finishing the dang book. We’ll start with writing, since it’s the first Wednesday of the month making it Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. I’d hoped to finish book 2 of the big book series by the end of last year. That didn’t…

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The End Draws Near #IWSG

Wow. Can you believe it’s the last first Wednesday of 2020? Despite all that’s happened this year (earthquakes, pandemic, my mom’s cancer), it still surprises me that in a month, it won’t be 2020 anymore. I’m thankful I’ve been able to keep working to support my family while my husband tends to the kids and…

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We Didn’t Start The Fire #IWSG

IWSG Question of the Month – How are things in your world? If the title did it’s job, then you probably have Billy Joel stuck in your head now. I discussed with my husband the other night about how COVID-19 would make it into a revised version of that song, likely rhymed with quarantine. I’d…

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Small Successes

Every year, we have the Colonel’s Challenge at work. It’s a exercise challenge spanning 10 weeks that includes resistance, aerobic, push-ups/sit-ups, and weight loss. In previous years, I focused on weight lifting routines and running with my sis-in-law to reach the goals. This year marks a shift in my priorities, abandoning any sort of predetermined…

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Fresh Eyes #IWSG

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, and we all know what that means… It’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group Day! With everything that’s going on with my personal life, you’d think I wouldn’t have time to be an insecure writer. Alas, that’s not the case. I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had finally…

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Crafting a Story of Mine

My son loves Minecraft. He loves it so much, he used his allowance to buy a picture-free Minecraft-themed chapter book from the school’s book fair. We’ve read it twice. It’s terrible. The plot is nonsensical, everything is telling, and the characters flip without a believable reason. Last night, my son proposed we read it for…

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