Monthly Archives: August 2009

WFMAD Day 31 – celebration & reflection

TweetWe did it!!!One entire month (a long one, too! August has 31 days! remind me to do WFMAD in February next year) of daily writing. For those of you who rose above your doubts and fears and met this challenge with daily success, I bow my head in respect and offer my congratulations.This writing thing is […]
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WFMAD Day 30 – comfort

TweetWe spent a little time at the State Fair last night with Number One Son and his girlfriend. We had hoped to enjoy the Shinedown concert, but the sound was pretty bad and crowd not really chill enough for our tastes.I did have a good time checking out the chickens, bunnies, and cows. Saw one rabbit […]
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WFMAD Day 29 – the challenges of color

TweetYesterday was a low energy day for me, perfect for a day spent running errands and doing the tedious and necessary things in life one must do. Bah. Now they’re over with.My reward was to make the best pesto I have ever made with basil from my garden and fresh garlic grown by a guy near […]
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WFMAD Day 28 – bitchin

TweetBitch is the best name for a magazine ever.  Hands down.  Next time you see it on the newsstand, buy a copy. Next time you are puzzled about what to give someone who would love a "smart, snarky, hilarious, and feminist response to popular culture" you should buy them a subscription. The Bitch blog has […]
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WFMAD Day 27 – talking heads

TweetI still feel pretty punky, but managed to make some headway on my novel yesterday, which makes up for a lot of internal ickiness. I also started a large map of the territory of the book. There are several scenes in which I’ve written (this is the craptascular first draft, remember): "MC goes from Point […]
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WFMAD Day 26 – contagious and miserable

TweetI’m struggling with both allergies and some kind of stomach bug, so don’t come too close.I am tempted to ramble on in horrifying detail about the various sensations and infestations and colonies of bacteria all busy breeding a world under my skin, but frankly, I don’t have the energy. I’m going to post this blog and curl […]
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WFMAD Day 25 – and a child goes to school

TweetOn September 7, 1992, this child went to first grade.That is the OfficeMouse.I bring this up because today is her first day of school again, this time as an eighth grade science teacher. Congratulations Ms. Anderson!!!The day she started school in 1992 is the day I mark as my first day of being a "real" writer. […]
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WFMAD Day 23 – Conjugate this:

TweetYesterday I wrote. Today I am writing. Tomorrow I will write some more.Color me happy.If you really want to write, treat yourself and enjoy these 9 ideas for improving your writing productivity. Ready…Today’s advice: "Novelists… fashion nets to sustain and support the reader as he falls helplessly through the chaos of his own existence."  Fay […]
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WFMAD Day 22 – Showers of Words

TweetHere is an almost typical writing day for me. I woke up yesterday at 5am, ate breakfast, wrote my blog entry and wrote in my journal. Then I had to drive BH 40 miles into the city so he could pick up his car. When I got back to my village, I took care of a couple of […]
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WFMAD Day 21 – taking stock

TweetAll of the peaches have been skinned, sliced and frozen! Now it is on to more green beans. My tomatoes have been blighted, so I might have to buy a peck or two to make salsa.But more important than filling the freezer and pantry is writing.I had a good day yesterday; I threw out almost everything I wrote. […]
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