Speeding toward the light at the end of the tunnel

On Tuesdays I will be free.

Free as a jailbird!

Until I tackle my WIP to-do list, that is. Then I’ll be shackled to other responsibilities…

Who said adulting is easy? Teenagers think this…

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Squeezing in writing during youth sports weekends

So this NaNoWriMo thing has been kind of unconventional for me.

To be clear: I’m writing, daily, but I’m not writing the memoir as I originally planned. I have my reasons – partly because I have to have oodles of uninterrupted time to go back to that childhood memory of me in the hospital, and live in it, if you know what I mean. I have to find that little girl voice and experience the experiences, so I can put them in words.

I can’t do that when I have to constantly go to the rink or cook dinner or answer questions or supervise chores or feed guinea pigs or go grocery shopping or argue with teenagers…

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On exercise habits, writing, facing fears and entering contests

Someone somewhere once wrote that if you do a push-up after every bathroom break you take, it becomes habit and you won’t even think about it anymore.

Pee, drop down to the floor, do the push-up, get up, wash hands, leave.

Brilliant. Continue reading “On exercise habits, writing, facing fears and entering contests”