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OTF: On Literal S&M

I feel tortured. And torturous, because who but myself do I have to blame for not writing in over a month? Sure, you could blame the Fates (and I do, as regular readers know all too well). Yes, they played … Continue reading

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Treading Water in a Maelstrom – Day 143

Ever have one of those days (weeks/months/lives) where you feel that you’re treading water well enough, but it just doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things? That maybe the water you’re treading water in is about to be sucked … Continue reading

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Day 41 – Switching to Glide

I’ve been a bad boy.

Well, perhaps not *bad* bad. I really have very good reasons for writing a couple of hundred words on Friday and absolutely nothing yesterday. Suffice to say, life has been busy. The wee’un’s out of the hospital, but not out of the woods. And my whiteboard is still blue and green and black. Continue reading

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Day 26 – The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul

the_long_dark_tea-time_of_the_soulIt’s been a struggle.

Not only has time (or lack thereof) been a factor, but I’m starting to get a little bogged down in the storyline. I’m trying not to let this bother me, just pushing through and letting come what may. This is working somewhat, though on several occasions I’ve just stopped what I was writing and started on a new tangent to keep things moving (somewhat) forward… Continue reading

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Day 3 – The Twilight Zone

Novel writing in the Twilight Zone...Getting a bit overwhelmed today. I had to save the novel writing for the evening — in fact I’m getting quite busy with work over the last couple of days, so I imagine for the next week at least I’ll have to switch to a night-time slot for the novel. That’s going to be tough to do, I think. I used to love writing late at night, but since getting a “normal” life that needs me up and alert at around 7am, late night doesn’t work so well for me. I’m not sure how it will affect my writing.

In fact, I’m not really sure how well the writing is going at all… Continue reading

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