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I posted about yoga the other day on twitter and wanted to share with you some ways I stay mobile and flexible with my desk job at work and the time I spend at home writing. Setup If all I do is sit slumped at my desk at work for eight hours and then come home and pound away on my laptop, no amount of stretching is going to prevent neck pain. … Read More

This year brought many changes into my life, from selling my home and moving into an apartment to becoming a cat lady for the first time.  If you’ve been following the blog, you also know it is the year I completed my first draft of The Story.  The Story has been on my mind for over a decade, and all previous attempts to get it down fully have failed.  So I count… Read More

If you missed my post last week, I finished the first draft of my novel.  I’d started so many times before but finally got it done this time!  I was very excited and ate a lot of food. This week, I did not do much with my draft.  “They” all say to put the draft away for anywhere from two weeks to three months, and I’d hate to not follow “them.”  This… Read More

Last week, I told you I reached 10,000 words for NaNoWriMo.  Today, I’m happy to report I’ve hit 21,762!  I am finally out of Act I, and my character is running away.  Flee! Flee for your lives!  I don’t think it is going to work out for her, sadly.  I still need Acts II and III. It has been a busy week, but I’ve remained ahead of the target word count and… Read More