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Day 122 – Can’t Get You Outta My Head

So I thought I was finished with the first draft. Turns out the first draft wasn’t finished with me. I’ve been bombarded the last few days with ideas, most of them tidbits, but some of them momentous scenes. Which is … Continue reading

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Day 106 – …And If Anyone Orders Any !*&#W Merlot, I’m Leaving.

There’s a great line in Sideways (the movie) that Maya says to Miles:

“I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing; how the sun was shining; if it rained. I like to think about all the people who tended and picked the grapes.”

Writer Chris Jones took that line as inspiration for her own book, One Vintage.

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Day 7 – Sign o’ the Times

It’s now officially been a week, and I must say I am very, very happy with my progress (extra “very” added for dramatic effect). I passed 10,000 words today, which I think is a huge accomplishment. And my literary “voice” cracked today, giving me a whole new sound that I’m excited about.

I was saying to Noël (my wife, for those who don’t know) that I am eminently confident with my marketing writing, and that I tend to know what is good and what is not. However, I’m in a whole different bowl of soup here… Continue reading

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