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Living with Uncertainty

Each day this week brought a new discovery or moment of realization for what it means to live with uncertainty. They included the day we needed to stop, take deep breaths, and remember to ask for help when the feelings we’re feeling get too big to handle alone. They also included taking out the camping... Continue Reading →

How Quickly Things Change

First and foremost, a huge and heartfelt thank you to everyone on the front lines fighting COVID-19. Last week it was announced that a stay-at-home order would be put in effect in New Hampshire until May 4th. Our schools also extended remote learning until then, both with the possibility of staying in place beyond that... Continue Reading →

Create Calm

Now, this is going to mean vastly different things to vastly different people. For me, it varies day to day. Some days creating calm happens when the house is picked up and everything is in its place. Other days it happens when the dining room table is covered in painting projects with Lego bins and... Continue Reading →

Just Writing

A few important things from this week. I’m making a promise to myself and more importantly, my characters. I can’t go at revisions or walk into that process and that relationship and that world with something to prove in my writing. I don’t know when I started doing that, but I know I did. Somewhere... Continue Reading →

Writing

I wonder if I am too lost in the craft to enter that place where I’m lost in the writing. I know I haven’t let myself live the truth of one of my last posts, of letting the research and the outlines and the story notes go when I’m ready to write and just write.... Continue Reading →

Visiting the Past

When I was a kid, I would order the same food, have the same snacks, etc. for years on end. For a solid decade of eating at restaurants, I ate spaghetti and meatballs. Didn’t matter where we were or what the occasion was, if spaghetti and meatballs was an option, I was having it. Some... Continue Reading →

The Search and The Reading

Last week I received a few more rejections from agencies I’ve queried. It’s exciting because each rejection is one step closer to finding the right agent to partner with. It’s important to me because I have always enjoyed the partnership that comes with working with someone who knows a thing better than I do and... Continue Reading →

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