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Hot Potato

Today in Mommy-Land Pretty standard day here in Mommy-Land, though I'm feeling much less hoarder-ish since I got the massive pile of laundry all tidied up Sunday. The Little Man took two naps--one about an hour and a half long (not bad), and one short forty-minute nap (meh) in bed. My mother also had a… Continue reading Hot Potato

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Dressed to… Well, Not Quite Shoes…

I'm going to try to keep this a bit more up-to-date on a day-by-day basis, if only to encourage myself to pay attention to the individual successes and triumphs of each day. Sometimes, being at home with the kiddo can make all the days blend together, and by the end of the week, I'm often… Continue reading Dressed to… Well, Not Quite Shoes…

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Learning to Trust the Process

I had something of a revelation today. In the course of wasting time (AKA avoiding writing), I found a link on my Facebook feed to a blog post by speculative author Jamie Todd Rubin. He's spent the past year documenting his writing stats via a very smart Google analytics tool, which allowed him to write… Continue reading Learning to Trust the Process

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Day 26 & 27 — Let the Week Begin!

Day 26 -- Got the Day's List done early, and started reading WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE by Shirley Jackson, which I am absolutely loving so far. It's like Roald Dahl meets Edith Wharton with a pinch of Nathaniel Hawthorne. It's great so far. I can't believe it's taken me so long to… Continue reading Day 26 & 27 — Let the Week Begin!

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Day 23 — A Two-Day Streak

And...another tentatively successful day! Managed to get my Day's List finished by around 3pm today, and even spent extra time writing and reading. And I finally put my laundry away that's been languishing for a week and a half! YAY! Clean living room! It's a bit astonishing how big the room seems when there's less… Continue reading Day 23 — A Two-Day Streak

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Day 20 – You Can’t Always Get What You Want

I'm posting this a bit earlier because it's Friday, and usually I get distracted by Friday night, and therefore forget to post. At any rate, I've already gotten my writing done for the day, so might as well!┬áBefore I get into that, though, I'd like to recommend everyone who's an aspiring author (or heck, even… Continue reading Day 20 – You Can’t Always Get What You Want