Writing

Fear

I just joined an online challenge called 21*5*800 hosted by Bindu Wiles. 21 days. 5 days of yoga per week. 800 words per day. I am so excited about this challenge. The group is actually on day 4 of the challenge and I just got started. I’m just going to start where the group is, …

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there is no great writing only great rewriting

There is no great writing, only great rewriting

I usually beat myself up during the writing process. If every word isn’t perfect as it appears from my fingertips, I get frustrated and want to give up. I don’t know how many times I heard the above quote at the Write on the Sound writers’ conference last weekend, but it was definitely something I …

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Writers’ Workshop: Why I Blog, or Don’t

I keep meaning to play along with MamaKat and her weekly writing workshops, but I never seem to be able to make it happen.  Then this prompt came along, and I decided it was time to put in print all those excuses floating around in my head. 3.) What have you been busy doing that’s …

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Pregnancy

I see the smile in your eyes
when you see my belly
strangers fall over themselves to get the door
my husband holds my hand as we cross the street
then doesn’t let go

writer mama by Christina Katz

Book Review: Writer Mama: how to raise a writing career alongside your kids

Have you ever thought about making a living as a writer?  That thought has been a constant companion of mine for the past 25 years.  Yes, 25 years, and it was just about exactly one year ago that I actually started doing something about it. Now with a little one on the way, I wondered …

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