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Weekly writing check-in: off on a writing tear

I spent the weekend on a “Jo March” writing tear.

Unfortunately, I don’t have the hat.

I do have many draft words.

I didn’t log onto the internet (except for a quick check of my mail and to sync my file).

I thought about booting up my desktop and writing my update on Sunday.

Clearly, that didn’t happen.

But I can see the end of this new draft, and that’s a good thing.

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Weekly writing check-in: the one with allergies and the writing vortex

Do you feel that? It feels like … pollen in the air. But everything is so green and lovely and hive-inducing. Still. I’ll take spring.

So, I pulled on my writing cap this week (well, in my case, it’s a Doctor Who T-shirt) and I’m in a bit of a writing vortex, where I hope to stay for a while. I’m still planning and researching and reading, but it’s nice to add in some actual writing to the mix.

Otherwise, a quiet week. Two rejections, and I need to send those back out again. But for now, I’m going to put on my scribbling suit, lock myself in a room somewhere (or just sit at the kitchen table), and write.

Writing Work:

  • Planning/researching new series
  • Noodle project
  • Writing ~ 3,000 words


  • None


  • An Army of Toads
  • Fire and Ivy


  • None


  • None

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Writing vortex and must-read writing blog

If you’ve ever read Little Women, you’ll know that Jo March falls into writing vortexes. Well, I’m here to tell you that they exist–because that’s where I’ve been for the past few weeks, and in particular, this last week or so. I’m enjoying my time there. It’s been a while since I’ve ended up in a vortex so whirlwind-y with words and characters.

I’ll be back at some point to blog about all our summer adventures. There’s Girl Scout troop horse camp coming up and then the Betsy-Tacy Convention. July looks jammed packed with fun.

In the meantime, for you writers out there, I want to introduce you to a must-read blog:

The Bane of Your Resistance

Not only is the name epic–a play on author and creativity coach Rosanne Bane’s last name–but the website is as well. So many applicable strategies and tactics for whatever writing challenge you happen to be facing.

Even better? Rosanne has written a book on brain science and writing. Some of you know that if it’s a brain book, I’m all over that. Ditto for the writing books. So, brain science and writing? Together at last? It’s going to be Christmas in August.

Around the Writer’s Block: Using Brain Science to Solve Writer’s Resistance comes out on August 2nd, and yes, I’ve already pre-ordered. I’m also hoping to attend the launch as well.

Enjoy! I’ll be back once this vortex settles a bit.


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