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Sh*tty First Drafts - RB #2

Already, I love her. Anne Lamott. She is spunky and wild and says it like it is. I cannot count how many times I laughed at her writing. 304 more words


Week Two - #52Essays2017

The cobalt-blue blanket with the red trimming and a thousand little fuzz balls that Mami made for my nephew, the one I stole from his closet because I wanted to feel close to her when I was home in California and she was dying in New Jersey, the one I gave my sister when I was declutering and then took back after Mami died, shelters me and my baby when we lay in bed listening to Stevie. 1,966 more words


Week One - #52Essays2017

Christine and Lisa were shocked at how good I looked. I’m not sure what they were expecting when they came to meet my daughter.

“You’re so relaxed!” Christine said. 1,599 more words


12/20 I write online to engage with Other, in my journal to engage with Self. Other is everything seemingly outside of Self. I say seemingly because I know somewhere deep inside that nothing exists outside of Self. 421 more words

Shitty First Drafts


This, from a wise friend on Facebook:

You become what you do with your focus and your intention. If you spend your days with people you don’t feel connected with, if you spend your life in a relationship with a person you don’t really want to be with, if you spend your life working on a part of your business that is not particularly important, this is your life.

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Shitty First Drafts

Annie Lamott's essay

Anne Lamott is a professional writer whose book Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life considers not only writing but also the writer’s habits of mind. 1,500 more words

Can you overshare during NaNoWriMo?

Let me preface this post with the words: This is a really bad idea.

Great. That bit’s over.

Many writers and readers know that it is currently National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo at the moment, and I’ve decided that this year, I’ll be sharing all my outlining and writing, daily online. 380 more words