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2013 Week 47: “Don’t wait to follow the angels.”

Inspiration comes last, or second to last. But it rarely comes first. Don’t wait for it. It won’t just show up. Not unless, and until, you put your butt in the chair first and do the work. Those are words, … Continue reading

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2013 Week 46: Lessons from a toddler — wear gloves to breakfast

I love this quote by Theodore Roosevelt about the difference between people who try and people who criticize those who make mistakes. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, … Continue reading

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2013 Week 45: NaNo’s first days

The writing project got off to a bumpy start, but nevertheless, the words are slowly adding up. First, I had my second of two dentist appointments to repair broken fillings. While I was still drooling out the left side of … Continue reading

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2013 Week 43: So, I have this idea for a book …

For years and years I’ve toyed with the idea of writing a novel. If you’ve known me long, it might not be hard to imagine. I’ve always been a writer. Some of my earliest memories are of creating characters, building … Continue reading

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2013 Week 41: Ninety minutes of me-time

When you start birthin’ babies, all the books tell you, all your friends tell you, strangers on the street who stop you to ooh and ah at your babies tell you, you may even tell yourself, to find some mommy … Continue reading

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Week 19: Keeping track

One of the most amazing things I’ve learned as a stay-at-home mom has been watching Sophie unfold from a swaddled newborn into a cruising, curious hurricane of destruction. Sophie turned 9 months old on Saturday and to say time has … Continue reading

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