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Happiness via Banana

I received a personalized rejection the same day I submitted a story for publication. In my limited experience, the time lapse from submission to rejection is about two months.  Same day refusal is unheard of.  I could have possibly written … Continue reading

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Good Hustle

I’m in a creative slump.  The only reason I am writing today is because it is my go-to method for feeling productive. I have not written much in the past few months.  I’ve produced a handful of blog posts, but … Continue reading

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Dear Diary

Liam is obsessed with “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”  For a parent who has tried everything in my power to encourage this reluctant reader, there is no greater joy than catching him sneaking off to read just a few more … Continue reading

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Bug Listening Juju

I’m cheating on my short story. I made a promise to not write any more blog posts until I finished this story I’ve been working on.  Well, not quite a promise- more like an agreement with some fine print.  As … Continue reading

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The New Doom

I woke up today, and didn’t feel like writing.  I have been looking forward to the day when I would not feel compelled to exorcise my demons through writing, but that’s not what was going on.  Believe it or not, … Continue reading

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The Writing Life- My First Rejection Letter

In the same week, I pitched and sold two articles, and got my first two rejection letters for my children’s book.  A toast to my success.  Yes, success!  These are good events. From the time I could grip a pencil, … Continue reading

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Engineer + Artist = Pretty Cool

  Bjork and a 6 ft oompa loompa I wonder if my husband ever secretly wishes he had not married a creative type.  Since I am not a paid creative type, the perks are pretty minimal and the annoyances clutter … Continue reading

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