Category Archives: The writer

What it takes to be a writer

How much can I say before . . .


. . . she wakes up? I’m supposed to be cleaning the house while my husband sleeps in with our baby girl, but since it’s been awhile since I posted, I thought I’d get a few words in here first. … Continue reading

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Not all stories are created equal


At almost 37 weeks pregnant I don’t have much energy for anything more than resting in a big comfy chair with a good book – typing has been difficult because my hands are puffy and sore – but I have … Continue reading

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Pride in your work


Are you a narcissist if you enjoy your own writing? I’ve been going over some of my old, and even recent posts and have enjoyed the exercise of reading myself with a detached perspective. I don’t like everything I write … Continue reading

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Mia culpa


I’m still here. My words on the page have been few and far between, and I have a good reason for it, but it still makes me feel like a hobbyist rather than a writer. I’ve been back and forth to doctors … Continue reading

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If thinking was a sport . . .


If thinking was a sport, I’d be in the running for the title of world champion. This morning I got up with my husband, just before 6. I lay on the sofa in that after-sleep torpor, scratching my navel and … Continue reading

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