This is my brain, not even on drugs

Well, only legal ones, I swear. I’ve been joking a lot lately that I’ve developed ADD, that I can’t seem to focus on any one thing. I’ve even taken to counting backwards from 100 at night to force my brain to shut down. I usually make it to about 85 before my mind starts wandering […]

As Good As It Gets

I may need an intervention. Or a firm slap on the face. Warning: This post is full of whine. See, I’ve been a bit down lately. My best friend moved away on Friday. No more marathon lunches. No more hours spent at her kitchen table or on my couch with our laptops while the kids […]

15 Habits of Great Writers: Day 13 – Publish; Or, In Other Words, Don’t Be a Chicken

Yep, that would be me. Being a farmer, I know a thing or two about chickens and so I get why it’s often a euphemism for being scared. Chickens like routine; they like safety. While my chickens love to roam freely during the day, at dusk they rush back to their nests and snuggle in […]

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15 Habits of Great Writers: Day 10 – Share AND Loads of Links!

Ugh. It’s so easy to get off point, isn’t it? I’ve been doing so well, blogging AND working on the BIG Project every day. Then, yesterday: nada. (Though I can’t really feel too bad, as I was spending some precious time with my soon-to-be-moving-out-of-state best friend). Anyway, time to focus again. Day 10’s habit is […]

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15 Habits of Great Writers: Day 8 – Build

Yesterday, the habit was to start. Today, the habit is to build. What’s the difference? All the blood, sweat and tears. Ok, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but hopefully you get my point. Starting something is that initial moment (or more likely lots of moments) when you begin to do something – […]

15 Habits of Great Writers: Day 7 – Start

I find myself reading the Day 7 post in the Great Writers Series and thinking “Oh, I got this.” The habit of Day 7 is to start. In creating something, it doesn’t just magically come out all pretty and perfect. The “it” you’re creating has to start somewhere, and that “somewhere” is usually just getting […]

15 Habits of Great Writers: Day 6 – Steal

Today I read a couple of things that have been stirring in my brain. The first seems directly related to what Jeff talks about for Day 6 of the Great Writers Series – Steal. He talks about how writers shouldn’t be scared to borrow ideas – to ‘steal’ something to get inspired. Now, of course, […]

15 Habits of Great Writers: Day 5 – Prepare AND a Giveaway!

On this day in the Series, Jeff talks about the difference between preparation and procrastination. The difference is action. Oh my goodness, it’s like he’s in my head! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been thinking about working on something, but not actually working on it, telling myself that I’m getting prepared. No, […]

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15 Habits of Great Writers: Day 4 – Practice

I’ve been posting a day behind. Just saying that in my head is confusing, even more so by written word. See when I first decided to start the 15 Habits of Great Writers series, I did the first couple of days together. But, because I don’t typically post more than once per day on the […]