On Reading

I haven’t been reading as much in the last year as I used to. I know, I know…BAAAAD girl. To write, you MUST read. I doubt I would be a writer today if I hadn’t been such an avid bookworm as a child. There are several pictures from my youth of me reading on vacations, […]

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So let’s talk about inspiration and ideas. I’ve heard some writers say that people read their work and ask, “Wow, where do you get your ideas?” Although no one has really asked this question of me, because I don’t yet have very much in print, I find it amusing. It just makes me think that […]

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Writer’s Confessions

Sometimes this writing crap is hard. Sometimes I look at the blank screen or pages and wonder what the hell is going to come next. Sometimes I look at the pages I’ve already filled, and wonder who wrote this crap. Sometimes I freeze up, and think that I can’t possibly do justice to the story […]

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Stuck in the middle with you…

So I’m getting to the beginning of the middle of the book…stay with me, here. I know it’s confusing. Everyone is in position to do what they need to do…I just have yet to figure out what, exactly, they need to do. Well, I have a general idea. The words just aren’t flowing, right now. […]

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Bits ‘n pieces

So I took a detour yesterday to avoid two work zones…and ran into two work zones. Gah. Come to think about it, I think that’s a metaphor for the state of my life right now. I just don’t have the energy for the self-examination required to figure out how it applies. Oh, well. ________ In-laws […]

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Movie Night and Hiking Day

Movie night tonight at Dwayne’s house. Watched The Boondock Saints. If you haven’t seen it, go do so. The only thing that ruined it was the end thing they did as the credits rolled…I felt that took all the…oomph out of the ending. But, oh well. 108/110 mins ain’t shabby. Leaving for Warren tomorrow. Having […]

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Lost at Minister Creek

So, one day back during my intern days at the Warren Times Observer, we got a call that some Americorps kids were in town, doing work on a trail in the Allegheny National Forest. I honestly can’t recall if I volunteered for the assignment or whether it was given to me–although odds are pretty good […]

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