Tag Archives: full-time work

My own personal writing retreat

On April 2nd I received a grant from the Ontario Arts Council to support my work on the Swan Harp trilogy. That same week, when I went in to work, I requested a leave of absence to devote three months … Continue reading

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The new routine

Today I start my new routine. My regular shift at work is 2:00-10:30 p.m., and I’m trying to get four hours of time in the morning before I have to leave for work. This will let me have breakfast, do … Continue reading

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Running as hard as I can

I can’t believe it’s been so long – nine days! – since I wrote here. There’s been a lot going on, but things are settling down now, and starting next week I’ll be able to get back into a routine … Continue reading

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Hanging in

It’s been a trying week here at the Scriptorium. I’m still finding it difficult and tiring to try to get enthusiastic about writing after an eight-hour day of learning a lot of new stuff. The good news is that I’m … Continue reading

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