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morning pages

I first learned about Morning Pages four years ago, when my fiction writing started to feel stressful, when I was getting ready to go to grad school, when I was feeling torn between a creative and professional life. The Morning Pages are part of Julia Cameron’s Artist’s Way – a longer plan for seeking creativity […]

a lesson learned writing

One thing I have learned this semester: Writing for publication = so very different than any writing I have done so far. I’ve been writing for a few professional blogs this semester and writing some book reviews for print publications. While I’m an old hat at writing for myself in this white blog box, I […]

reading wishlist: the books i like to write

There are 6 books standing between me and the End Of Grad School. I’ve already read 4. THERE ARE ONLY TWO BOOKS STANDING BETWEEN ME AND THE END OF GRAD SCHOOL!?!!!! We have already talked about how I have no idea what I am going to be doing post-May-2012. I’m sure I will be doing […]

writing, recharged

I am thinking a lot about writing, lately. Maybe because it’s November. Maybe because I’m always thinking a lot about writing. It’s been a long time since I’ve worked on a long, fiction project, but I am still writing. I write every day, actually. Emails. Entries. Papers. Paper journalling. This stuff counts, I think. And […]

NaNoWriMo Diaries – Day 40

Date: December 10, 2010 Day: 40 Goal Word Count: 50,000 (and then some) Current Word Count: 25,016 Progress Report: NaNoWriMo, you have bested me yet again. Last time I checked in, I was crawling out of the cave of paper-writing – I was behind on my wordcount, fatigued, and oh guess what: there were MORE […]

NaNoWriMo Diaries: Day 16

Date: November 16, 2010 Day: 16 Goal Word Count: 26,667 Current Word Count: 19,650 Progress Report: Holy crap. I am behind. So during my last report, things were already flagging. This past week, I kept coming up short – 300, 600 words short – and the next day always felt worse. I was happy to […]

NaNoWriMo Diaries: Day 9

Date: November 9, 2010 Day: 9 Goal Word Count: 15,003 Current Word Count: 13,556 Progress Report: Folks, this is the point in the month where I start kicking myself for doing so little planning. Sitting down to write is mostly painful: the pulling words to pulling teeth analogy is feeling apt. If I had any […]

NaNoWriMo Diaries: Day 2

Date: November 2, 2010 Day: 2 Goal Word Count: 3334 Current Word Count: 2205 Progress Report: In what will probably become a regular occurrence this month, yesterday I found myself with an entire, delectable day at my disposal, but far too much to cram into it. Insult to injury: I began my impeccably planned day […]

academic writing and caffeine addiction

I am about a page and a half away from the page requirement on my last final of the semester, but I think I could potentially overshoot it by a mile. Which has never happened in the history of me and writing papers, let me tell you. But a lot has changed since I wrote […]

blogging about blogging

This blog is just a baby… but I have been blogging in various other places on the internet for seven years, today. I just didn’t know if y’all knew that. So my relationship with The Online Journal is quite a bit different than most people who jumped on the jolly blog bandwagon later in the […]