Getting Sun the Hard Way

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We’re having a heat wave here in Kentucky. Upper 90’s and all those crazy heat index numbers the weather people came up to make us feel miserable in the summer the way we do in the winter when they start spouting wind chill temperatures. It’s never just whatever temperature the thermometer says anymore. I could have used some of that …

Typing with Nine Fingers

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Some days it doesn’t pay to take a walk. First off this morning, March definitely came in like a lion around here with storms and winds. Lightning. Thunder. Even hail. And pouring rain. Over 2 inches last night and today. And nearby communities had it worse than us. But then the storm passed on to the southeast and so, as …

On a Story Cliff Edge

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“Beginnings” Click on the link above to see this word cloud at WordItOut. You may also view it on this website if you enable JavaScript (see your web browser settings). Word cloud made with WordItOut First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in …

Deadlines, Dandelions and Stories

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http://www.rofotos.com/nature/flower/000008grape-hyacinths-muscari/ My deadline is staring me in the face. My book in progress needs to be off to the editor before Monday.  I suppose if publishing houses didn’t set deadlines for writers, we might play with our stories and words forever and never get them out there for readers. So deadlines are good.  Even before I had deadlines from editors, …

Creeks, Cliffs and Wildflowers

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Lots to do! Deadline zooming toward me for my work in progress and the words are coming slow. Chores need doing! New floor going down in the kitchen and bathroom and new room. New floors going down need everything moved off them! Not enough hours in the day. Sometimes it’s hard getting everything done since I have to spend so …

Deadline – Three Days and Counting

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A goal is a dream with a deadline. ~Napoleon Hill Persistence is the word I always tell aspiring writers they need to be sure is in their arsenal of writing tools. It’s good to have a gift for words. It’s even better to have the imagination to come up with unique and exciting story ideas. Enthusiasm for any project is …