I’ve mentioned that in addition to my current novel project, I’ve been working on a nonfiction manuscript about my 2019 birth injury and postpartum…
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This year's challenge was the best yet
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Another quick 1000 Words of Summer check-in. ✔️ Was slightly derailed on Thursday (LIFE) but doubled my word count on Friday and got back on track. I’ve…
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4,000 words down, 10,000 to go
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1000 Words of Summer starts June 4. This will be my fifth year participating. It is always challenging. It is usually fruitful. Here’s what I’m doing to…
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It doesn’t feel totally real yet, but my first writing Friday is in the books. Literally! I knew I wouldn’t be able to sit in one place and produce…
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Does it exist? What does it look like? Trying to figure it out by Friday...
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Last week I mentioned that I recently made a decision about the narrator’s backstory, but I find I’m actually still waffling. Every time I think I’ve…
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One of the reasons I began documenting this novel project is that I barely remember anything about the creation process for my first two manuscripts…
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I’m thinking about perfect chapters. I’m thinking about the perfect chapters of Joan Didion. I’m reading A Book of Common Prayer, and the chapters are…
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Not much novel progress to report this week — though I did, in my research, come across a book called Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums and…
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Since late fall, I’ve been trying to write all the scenes that take place inside the house museum — to stay in the house — but the magic just isn’t…
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