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Non-Writing Tasks As A Break From Writing

What are some non-writing tasks that you do when taking a break from writing? Again, I have a list of things that need to be done for just such moments. All of them are short tasks, so they don’t drag me down a rabbit hole and make it difficult to get back to writing. Non-Writing […]

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May 26 2020: What’s Going to Count as Breaking Isolation?

May 26 2020: Today is Day 70 of isolation for me. I’m counting the days since the last time I went anywhere other than the grocery store. The question I have, though, is what’s going to count as breaking isolation? When will I consider myself no longer under lockdown, or sheltering in place, in quarantine, […]

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Writing-Related Tasks As A Break From Writing

What are some writing-related tasks you do when you’re taking a break from writing? I actually have a list of tasks to do when I’m not laying down word count. They’re things associated with the work-in-progress that at the very least keep me in the right mindset. Sometimes they spark inspiration. In either case, they […]

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May 25 2020: Fear Versus Common Sense Safety

May 25 2020: Angels and ministers of grace defend me from macho covidiots that say they won’t give in to fear. Blind courage is not protection against infectious disease. Common sense safety measures are not a sign of cowardice. Being a contrarian does not make you any sort of hero. Grown up. Having consideration for […]

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May 24 2020: My Fear of Asking for Reviews

May 24 2020: Let me explain why I hate asking for reviews of my work. Aside for the obvious, and universal, need to protect one’s ego, I mean. There’s more to it than the simple fear that people won’t like something I’ve written. My day job is in a notoriously contentious industry. Nerds have always […]