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  • @Penny:I understand your point, but I could no more stop running that I could stop wri...I need both to survive, and running marathons keeps me in perpetual "training" mode, that way I don't fall off th...
  • Small, achievable steps should work, sounds like you have a plan. Do you belong to a writing group? When I'm struggling through the dark stretches, where creativity has been squeezed out, doing some instant writing with my groups is just the juice I need to keep going.
  • "To my mind, NaNoWriMo is almost like going on a crash diet to fit into a special dress. You spend days eating nothing but cabbage soup and Dexatrim and feel proud of yourself for dropping ten pounds in ten days or whatever. But have you been properly nourished? " Amen to this.
  • Great to hear from you all!  Carol, what do you mean by "beta readers"?  Mary, you sound as if you could make something out of the cabbage and bathtub combination....
  • Bravo, Kamy. You hit the mark about the whole thing, but the negative writing worries pop into my head to the point where some of my blogs sit in my computer. Not enou...
  • I wish you LUCK, LUCK, LUCK! :) But I don't think you'll need it! WOW! You are a true inspiration! My first book, Pregnant Women Don't Eat Cabbage, was released on Feb...
  • There is nothing I love better, besides my morning cup of happy juice, aka coffee, then to read a blog post by you two women.  I think there is a even more difficult s...
  • Great article and I have to say this: your post contains the best juxtaposition of woman-in-bath and stuffed cabbage I've ever seen! While in a short story class, I wr...
  • Thank you, Reiko. Your encouragement and sharing of insight is a timely spark and a shot of creative juice helping me continue to connect to my own valuable and unique...
  • It's just another kind of challenge to me. But I do respond well to deadliines. I write for my job and have to face deadlines so it's natural to me. I'm enjoying it. For sure this novel draft will need work in Dec and subsequent months, but they all do. (and anyhow I like cabbage !!)