“So, Are You Still Writing?” – The Story of the Past Year of My Life

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Almost without fail, whenever I see an acquaintance at the grocery store, a friend at a party, or a relative at a holiday gathering, I am asked the same question: “So, are you still writing?” Now, this question comes in different forms, but whether it’s “Are you working on any books right now?” or “I […]

10 Things Pregnant Women Are Tired of Hearing

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Adding a bundle of joy to your family requires time, energy, money—and apparently, the opinions of dozens of other people. The usual pregnancy icebreakers are acceptable—“When are you due?” “Is it a boy or a girl?”—but there are many less-charming conversational nuggets that make pregnant women want to tear out their hair. 1. “Was it […]

Because When The Camel’s Back Is Breaking, You Should Probably Remove That Straw

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Do you guys remember that super awesome plotting system I started using a few months back? Man, I LOVE THAT SYSTEM. It has worked better than anything else I’ve ever tried. I have HALF of a first draft written! It’s exciting. It’s rewarding. It’s… …half of what I was supposed to have at this point. Because when […]