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Now I remember: This NaNoWriMo thing is hard

I’m at 7,333 words. And I’m wondering what on earth I was thinking when I took this challenge on again. It’s hard to write all these words. Especially hard when the self critic wakes up strong and ready to fill … Continue reading

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Day three and I’m behind 2,000+ words

Due to a power outage for 7 hours yesterday, I’m now behind by 2,000+ words. (I could have written by hand but it was an otherwise busy day — including hosting a baby shower at our house…in the dark.) I … Continue reading

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NaNo has begun!

NaNoWriMo has begun. Today I woke up late. I have a sick kid at home. But, I managed to get in 1,704 words. (I’d never have done that if I wasn’t participating in NaNo.) I’m aiming for 2,000 per day … Continue reading

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A Writer Writes About Math (Part 2)

As I said in my previous post: I am a writer. A word girl. A lover of language. And, thanks to many less-than-ideal experiences with math, math is not my thing. Which explains why I went into panic mode when … Continue reading

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A little “time alone” benefits us all

My boys have been together the majority of the summer. From sun up to sun down — they share a room, toys and parents. On Wednesday my husband took our older son to a lecture about a computer programming system … Continue reading

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Art Camp at Age 9

My older son was at Arts Camp last week. It’s a day camp sponsored by our local arts community and this was the first year he was old enough to attend. When we asked him about it in the spring, … Continue reading

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25 Days and Not Really Counting

It’s been 25 days since our family has eaten out at a restaurant. We decided to take a challenge: no restaurant meals for the month of September. That’s a significant goal for us. On average, we were eating out (or … Continue reading

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I’m a guest blogger

I have a guest post: Rediscovering Writing through Motherhood at Annette Gendler’s blog today. I met Annette through the WordCount Blogathon in 2011 and was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with her on this post; her questions made … Continue reading

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I made it! I posted for 31 days in May!

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My email inbox

I admit that I am fairly obsessive about checking my email inbox. It goes something like this: Did I get a message? Maybe something came in, hmmm…I better check. Yowza. It’s been two minutes, I’m sure there’s something new by … Continue reading

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