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The Pains of Catching Up

Returning to book blogging is hard work! There are so many tiny little tasks that need to be accomplished - updating a neglected Goodreads account, remembering the rhythm of memes, remembering how to even use wordpress, reconnecting with old friends with my tail between my legs, etc. It's a reminder of how much work I put… Continue reading The Pains of Catching Up

Flora & Fauna · Reading & Writing · writing

“Blackberries need the rain AND sun” — on writing and its fuel

When we moved into our house, we started planting berry bushes almost right away. Our blueberry bushes have exploded in the last few weeks, and we've already picked all of our raspberries and strawberries. We were lucky to find some wild blackberry bushes all over the bluff down to the river behind our house. My… Continue reading “Blackberries need the rain AND sun” — on writing and its fuel

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Motivation begets Amotivation – how to find the time

Did you notice that I posted five times last week?  I was playing catch up on some books that I'd finished over the last couple of weeks and stayed motivated to write all week.  I had this really intense manic phase where I, for a brief period of time, lived the life I wanted:  I… Continue reading Motivation begets Amotivation – how to find the time