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on the power of showing up

note: I wrote this post in April of 2019 (pre-COVID). It's been sitting in my drafts for quite a while, but I think it's time for it to see the light of day. It's been helpful for me to reread over the past few months, especially as I continue to try to make an effort to write, and I hope it can be helpful to you, too. i got an invite to a writers' group a few months ago, and i had never felt like more of a fraud in my life. it had been months, if not years, since i'd felt like a writer. the proverbial well of words in my heart had dried up, it seemed, and i wasn't sure if it was ever coming back. i agreed to go out of a sense of helplessness—i'd identified as a writer ever since i could remember. if i'm not a writer, who am i?  i told myself that it was important to show up and act like a writer even when i didn't feel like one, because even though i hadn't been writing, i reassured myself, i still was a writer. but sometimes the words f

adventures in dictating

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present--adventures in dictating.

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:: a few notes ::

1. The random NAZI is because I was trying to tell my cat to get off the table. True story.

2. This was when NaNoWriMo was still happening 
so that's why I wrote that I wasn't sure what was happening with it.
Trust me, I know what's happening with NaNo now. More on that later.

3. New blog design. Check it out.

4. I hope you're all doing well. 
Hopefully I'll feel up to posting on this dear old blog soon. :)

Comments

  1. Random NAZI should be added to our Tea Spitter's vocabulary. It should be used whenever someone is distracting us from our goal.

    ;D

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  2. The new blog design is completely GORGEOUS!!! I love it!

    I look forward to hearing how your NaNo went. ^_^ I cannot believe it's already over. November went by so quickly!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lauriloth! Good to hear from you. Your comment made me smile.

      Indeed! It did go by very fast. I look forward to posting about my NaNo! Did you end up doing it yourself as well?

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    2. I did do NaNo, indeed. ^_^ I had a wonderful one! Still scrambling around trying to actually finish my novel though. Hoping to have it done by New Year's...hopefully. Eheh.

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  3. Ooh, Sky, I dearly love your new blog design! :)

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