Category Archives: anxiety

Writerly Peptalk: You are MAGIC

Writing does not always feel like magic. There are days when revisions feel more like climbing a smooth rock wall with no gear. There are other days when my house gets cleaned before I open the doc I’m working on. Days when I’d rather match socks than open my computer. These are not “happy writer” […]
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Best Advice This Year

I don’t think it’s any big secret that I love my agent. She is a woman who has put a ton of herself into the publishing industry. She knows the people, she’s been around long enough to know that fads come and go, but that a few things remain the same. Sometime in January of this year […]
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WORK, MONEY and other things that make no sense…

Most mornings Mike gets up for work, shaves, puts on a suit, a button-up shirt, and a tie. He generally gets to the office about a half-hour early because of our daughter’s school schedule, and maybe stays about a half-hour late (much longer if he’s in trial or gets called out to a crime scene). So. There’s about one hour […]
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Mental Illness, Misconceptions, and YA lit

I’ve read in a few places now about how Robin Williams was suffering from a form of dementia, which would explain his suicide. All I can think is – and DEPRESSION DOESN’T??? Every morning I take Synthroid to keep my thyroid running normally – this keeps my brain working and my heart working and my […]
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