Category Archives: Out in the World

A little vacation

I’m off to my sister’s place for a bit of family Christmas, and happy to be off of work for a whole six days. I still have a bit of baking and wrapping to do, but most of the work … Continue reading

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Yay, yay, first of May…

Well, the third, now. May first is, in the pagan faith, the first day of summer. Yeah, tell that to the weather gods here in beautiful Wharncliffe, where there is still snow on the ground in spite of the rain. … Continue reading

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Grateful for the day job

There’s a good deal to be said for a day job. I’m not always this philosophical about having mortgaged forty hours of my writing time a week, not to mention an additional fifteen hours of commuting. This week, however, I … Continue reading

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A new adventure

A couple of years ago I committed to going to England this summer to meet with some of my online word-nerd friends. It was a pretty scary commitment to make, given that the financial situation was pretty tight at the … Continue reading

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After the breather

That was an interesting month, probably the first time I’ve gone a month without even trying to write fiction since I seriously started to work on my writing in 2008. I did only contracted pieces for pay. I hadn’t intended … Continue reading

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Moving on

For the last year “The Swan Harp” has been with a publisher who expressed interest in it. Although I would love to work with this company, at this point there is nothing happening, and no deadline for anything to happen. … Continue reading

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Mid-career, mid-life, no crisis

No crisis, just a – well, a wobble, I suppose. Today I turned sixty. I had a “moment” when I felt like I wasn’t getting anywhere with my writing, but then my friends Pauline and Angie – without once rolling … Continue reading

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