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Mar.14.2013
The writing days continue going well, all work on the novel.  I took today and tonmorrow off just to indulge an extended novel writing fix.  Told my wife that on Monday so she asked today, "What do you plan to do with your day?"  Hadn't I made that clear?  "Write."  She...
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Mar.11.2013
I'm sorry to say that the writing day is my greatest joy.  I'm sorry and I have guilt about it because shouldn't my greatest joy be about something more meaningful?  Doesn't finding joy in such a solitary and selfish occupation mark me as an anti-social hermit? It might just be a case of...
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Mar.06.2013
Weather, illness and end of the month sales transactions (with its accompanying accounting activities to close the books) have caused cancellations and reschedulings of many meetings.  With time freed, I worked on my employer's projects, finished them and found myself with nothing to do....
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Mar.03.2013
I'm suffering a NIP slip.  Should we call it a writing malfunction?  I've decided that today I'll address it during the writing day. First, I dressed for the occasion.  Semi-spring is here.  Meteorlogical spring has sprung.  The calendar, being a static creature, pretends...
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Feb.28.2013
The writing day is almost non-stop, punctuated with hours at work and life with my wife, cats and friends.  I've been working on three different writing projects each day.  One is a novel sequel to the novel I'm shopping.  The second project is the submission package for the first...
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Feb.23.2013
Cold walk down here to the coffee shop.  My  mind's off its leash and wandered far afield.  The Writer in me went with it.  Seated (but not in my lucky place), my mind comes back in, covered with brambles and mud, clues to where it ventured but the Writer didn't return. I blame...
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Feb.22.2013
The writing day is just underway, having dispensed with a few productive hours of the working day. Unwarmed by a milky winter sun, I walked down to the coffee shop thinking about the novels in progress - the NIP.  Scenes from the "Dark Red" sequel twirled in my mind.  Then, dusty NIPs...
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Feb.21.2013
I mentioned to a friend that I'd used him as the basis for a character in the novel I'd just written.  After thinking about that several days, he asked if he could read it.  Certainly.  I provided it to him and told him I hope he enjoys it.  I don't know what he prefers to read...
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Feb.21.2013
Sort of bemused today.  For the third consecutive day, a stranger approached me in La Bean as I write.  Each said something along the lines, "You look so happy and relaxed, leaned back in your chair and typing, with a little smile on your face." My writing friends told me the same last...
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Feb.21.2013
I treated myself to a writing session this morning, allowing myself to work on the sequel to "Dark Red".  Part of that was that in conversations with others, I began seeing the book's primary antagonist.  Mists parting, I began to see the novel's ending.  Give me the beginning, end...