I Wanted To Be A Planner Person…

I Wanted To Be A Planner Person…

...but I've learned that planners don't work for me. I read a book recently, Dear Writer, You Need To Quit by Becca Syme. It was great and it gave me a lot to think about. One of the things was a process the author calls QTP or Question The Premise. This is a tool to...

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When all else fails…Music

When all else fails…Music

Music is such a fun and lively and mood enhancing and comfort. I turn to music almost more than I turn to anything else when I need to get out of a mood, when I need to get into a mood, when I need a smile, a reminder, a hug, a good memory, a certain feeling, to feel...

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I’m Not A Word Count Writer

I’m Not A Word Count Writer

I wanted to be. I still do want to be. But the honest truth, y'all? I'm not. And it's not because I set unrealistic word count goals. At least, not anymore. I used to. But then I'd fall off the wagon a week in and I'd be running to catch up, only to be left in the...

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Do I Still Love What I Do?

Do I Still Love What I Do?

In light of the last few days and the horrible loss of nine lives in the California mountains, the most well known being Kobe Bryant, many of us have been plunged into thinking, into wondering, into questioning whether we're living our lives to the fullest and doing...

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I’m Still A Race Fan…

I’m Still A Race Fan…

... Though you'd probably never know because I haven't talked about it in, well, all of last season and my driver won it all. He's the current Nascar champion. I didn't even watch most of the Nascar races last season. Why not? Why did I end up taking a nap during most...

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Things That Bring Me Joy, Part 1

Things That Bring Me Joy, Part 1

When I was growing up, my grandma and I would visit yard sales and flea markets and the like and she built up this collection of crystal and glass goblets. Most of them have fancy names. There's a book that you can find the designs and year and maker, etc... This is...

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Rituals, Habits, and Getting the Words Down

Rituals, Habits, and Getting the Words Down

I think we all have them. Even those who don't think so, I believe all writers have them. I do. I've had several over the years that worked well for me and that at the time, I wasn't aware of their significance. It was only after a certain point that I realized, hey,...

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Happy 2020!

Happy 2020!

Today is the first time I've had my computer on in about a week or so. I took a break from it. I've been working on getting the rest of my home office set to rights, figuring out my writing and business plans for the new year, watching some college bowl games,...

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