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“’You’ll stay with me? Until the very end.’” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

There are more gun stores in the United States than there are Starbucks. The NRA, which is against virtually any type of gun control, including waiting periods and background checks, spent over 17 million dollars this year alone in political … Continue reading

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When will you realize, Vienna waits for you – Billy Joel

IN some cosmic clash of the planets, the Billy Joel song “Vienna” came up on my Pandora while I was practically plotzing about how much I needed to get done.  (Yes, in honor of Hanukkah, the Catholic girl decides to … Continue reading

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“Life is What Happens When You’re Busy Making Other Plans” – John Lennon

Staying true to one of the themes of this blog, I have to confess that my own life sucked a little bit this week. But then it didn’t so much. First the sucky part: my cat died . . . … Continue reading

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    Had to post this addendum to my NaNoReWriMo post. The cartoon was initially posted on Novel Matter’s FB page.  How appropriate!

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“There is no great writing, only great rewriting” – Justice Brandels

Skirting this in just under the wire of November’s NaNoWriMo, which for selfish reasons I have renamed NaNoReWriMo. Yes, that’s because my entire November writing time has been taken up by the dreaded rewrite. This is the rewrite where you … Continue reading

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God Bless the USA

Taking a moment from writerly-type posts to say how proud I am to live in a country where we can stand up for our beliefs, disagree as we might, and come together as Americans in the end. There is still … Continue reading

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“I am half agony, half hope” – Jane Austen, Persuasion

After several months on the shelf while I toiled at my day job and filled sparse free time on edits for my adult mystery, Lost Innocence, I am finally set to return to a new labor of love — a young … Continue reading

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I Dwell in Possibility – Emily Dickenson

Inspiration. We all get inspired. Where does is come from? Is it beautiful places or motivational speakers? Maybe it’s eloquent words in a book, or larger than life characters in movie or newspaper article. Sometimes it’s the elderly couple holding … Continue reading

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Easy Reading is Damn Hard Writing -Nathaniel Hawthorne

  And there isn’t a truer statement I can think of right now.  Long time since I’ve posted here. Not because I haven’t met tons of inspirational people (I have!), but my butt has been positively plastered to the chair … Continue reading

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