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Revision Revisited

Revision Revisited

I’m about 3/4 of the way through my revision.  I enjoy throwing around the concept of re-writers block, rather than writers block.  When I’m writing a rough draft, ideas come and go, drifting between my mind and the page.  Gradually, 1,000 words becomes 5,000 then 10 then 50, 000.  If I write on schedule I can write 1,000 to 1,500 words a day.  It’s not perfect, but the draft happens, seemingly of its own accord. Then There’s Revision I can’t lie.  I hate…

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A Reflection on Life

A Reflection on Life

This post is neither travel nor writing related, nor is it food related.  Instead, it is a reflection on life as inspired by my day yesterday… A moment Yesterday, we attended a celebration of life for a family member.  It was beautiful.  Sensitive.  Lovely.  Respectful.  And, as is inevitable, it brings my thoughts back to the fragility of life.  This short time we have on earth, and how we spend it.  Our entire life span is only a moment in the…

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Less is not More

Less is not More

You know how sometimes the same message seems to come up over and over. Different contexts, same message. I always think it is the universe trying to tell me something. Messages Well over the last few days the concept of volume of work helps. Day before last I retweeted someone’s quote from Edgar Rice Burroughs, “If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.” Then I read an…

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Coming out of the Closet … as a Writer

Coming out of the Closet … as a Writer

Until two years I ago I was a closet writer. Poems, short stories, articles. I started writing twelve different books … I wrote fan fiction (Yay Dragonriders of Pern!), I journaled. The only common theme in all these random pieces of text was the covert nature of their creation. I would spend furtive hours scribbling in my journal, giving voice to my feelings or events of the day. But, I never contemplated sharing my writing … it was only for…

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Hello world!

Hello world!

Welcome to my new blog.  This is officially post NUMBER ONE!!  I hope, in the next few months … years … who knows, to share my passions in life: Writing, Traveling, and Food.