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Updates and my word for 2017

It’s been a busy start to 2017.  Besides the ‘normal’ – and extra concerns of – daily/weekly family things that go on, and trying to keep up with my writing, I’m attempting to figure out a level of activity that I can handle and in which I’ll make progress. 406 more words

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Word for the Year 2017

Every year for the last little while, I have joined my friend Leonie in choosing a word to help define our years. Some years some of the family also join in, which makes it really lovely. 437 more words


New Year, New Me... Blah, Blah, Blah.

A new year brings promises to ourselves that we don’t often keep. We begin to embrace the fact that we aren’t going to keep these promises, so we stop making them. 596 more words

My Word for the Year: New

In December and January every year, especially among word lovers and storytellers and people who think deeply, you hear about people’s “one word” for the year. 535 more words

A "savour" update

I was looking for the definition of the word savour that would best exemplify what it means to me as my Word for the Year for 2017. 611 more words


Lazy or minimalist?

Epiphany. Will I do Jan Richardson’s one-day Women’s Christmas retreat today? Probably not. It’s already past 11. Will I write? Probably not because I really know nothing and it’s already past 11. 595 more words


Words For The Year

No, it has nothing to do with a projected hoped-for word count. (Although between NaNoWriMo in November and the two Camp session, plus other writing, I’m looking at writing over 200,000 words this year, maybe 250k, which would be a quarter of a million words. 350 more words