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Back after a blogging break

Long time, no blog. I apologize for the blogging hiatus. The month of January and the beginning of February were, well, crazy.

To summarize: First, the semester started, and I poured myself into class prep. 474 more words

Denise D. Young

Sunday Summary

I’ll keep this ROW80 check-in brief. Classes start this week, so I spent some of the last week doing some prep work, and I know my word counts will probably decrease in the coming weeks as the semester begins. 193 more words

Denise D. Young

Winter Seeds

This might be my least favorite time of year. The holidays, with their glittering lights and brightly colored packages, have passed. Here in Southwest Virginia, the sky is often gray, the air icy cold. 405 more words

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Slowing the Story Down

Many of my writerly friends face the problem of writing too long. They pen a 120,000-word fantasy novel and then try to trim it down. Maybe it’s my journalistic background or those years penning magazine articles, but I have the opposite problem. 323 more words

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Welcome, 2016: ROW80 Round 1 goals

Today we had our first snowfall of the winter, a light dusting of snow that coated the ground in powdery white. I’m holed up inside, my beagle by my side as I type away at the keys. 316 more words

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A Year of New Beginnings: 2015 Year-End Wrap-Up

2015 flew by, a blur of words and new stories. More new stories revealed themselves to me this year than in any other year of my life. 369 more words

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Living with Seasonal Affective Disorder

The timing is never good. Right around the holidays, as trees are being decorated and presents being wrapped, my energy level plummets. Just as we rush toward the end of the semester and final projects pile up to be graded, I grow tired—deeply, down to my bones exhausted. 507 more words

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