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5/31/11 9:48 A

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Hello, ladies!
I am back at work on my writing after a 6 months' hiatus making quilts for family members and occasions.
I wrote a short story based on a bed-time story I told my husband, when neither of us could sleep last Wednesday night.
I was re-elected President of my local writing group. I have more ideas cropping up.

You can reflect what is another's; you can radiate only what is your own.
(Chinese proverb.)
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3/7/11 2:06 A

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I'm working on a reflection for a book group. We are reading *The Dark Night of the Soul: A Psychiatrist Explores the Connection Between Darkness and Spiritual Growth. It's by Gerald G.May and I'm finding it a fascinating look at John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila. It's going slowly because it relates so closely to my own experience!! oh, my!

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3/5/11 8:10 A

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Some memos and letters at work.

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2/8/11 2:38 A

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Thanks for the encouragement. I'm finding it pays to listen to myself! emoticon

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2/7/11 8:26 P

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And that it truly important writing. emoticon

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2/7/11 12:16 P

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That's terrific! Glad to hear you plunged in and it's working. emoticon

I'm doing Morning Pages - mostly self-discovery journaling. Very important to me but not for publication - if you know what I mean. emoticon

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2/6/11 4:10 P

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I've always felt like I could write, but whenever I try, no go. Well today I began and it kept pouring out. Not sure how good it is, but I've begun a story. We'll see what happens.

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1/2/11 8:14 P

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I actually sat down once this last week and worked on a chapter for my book I've been working on. Other than that mostly blogging here and on my own personal blog. I've also started journaling but I'm doing it the old-fashioned way -- bound journal, pen that I really love, and I'm doing it by hand, embellishing from time to time with some colorful markers and sketches.

Sherrey aka Grits46

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy or too impatient. Patience, patience, patience is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. ~~ Ann Morrow Lindbergh

~~ She did what she could. Mark 14:8


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12/25/10 3:45 A

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Your writing is beautiful! No wonder they wanted to publish it. emoticon on getting published.

I've been writing morning pages. Hoping to get more consistent with it. Feel free to nudge me. emoticon

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12/24/10 10:17 P

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I actually had written this and submitted it sometime ago to a daily online devotional blog for women. And to think they posted it on Christmas Eve! Too exciting. To read go to www.incourage.me/category/dailyguest
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The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy or too impatient. Patience, patience, patience is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. ~~ Ann Morrow Lindbergh

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12/13/10 2:17 A

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That's gotta feel soooooo good, Jen! emoticon

I'm working on Morning Pages. I stopped for awhile because I was needing to get the presentation finished. It was Saturday and was well-received so I'm feeling good about it. emoticon

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12/12/10 12:09 P

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I have finished chapter two of my dissertation! Woot!

Jenn

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11/22/10 1:27 A

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Good for you, Jenn!

I'm still working on Dec. presentation. It's coming together, most of the music is set and the handout materials are chosen. Needs editing now. emoticon

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11/20/10 4:38 P

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I've been working on Chapter Two of the dissertation! It's going well!

Jenn

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10/23/10 5:29 P

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Morning Pages and Spark Blogs
Making notes for a December presentation emoticon

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10/23/10 12:21 P

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Happily, I wrote a few more pages of my novel *Deerfield* yesterday! Felt good!

Jenn

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10/11/10 6:38 P

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I'm still writing morning pages and spark blogs.

emoticon Chippee emoticon on your first blog. emoticon

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10/10/10 8:08 P

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My first blog on SparkPeople. In fact, my first ever blog anywhere! emoticon

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10/8/10 2:50 P

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I've gotten back to writing Morning Pages - a suggestion from The Artist's Way. I'm enjoying the insights.

CJ
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10/8/10 1:21 A

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I have been writing in my journal about feeling lost and unsure what my plans for the future should be.

Tara Lynn

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9/22/10 1:29 P

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I actually got to write a bit of my novel...which I've been working on for a few years already. It felt so good!

In addition, I am now 45 pages deep into my chapter two of the dissertation!

Jenn

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9/22/10 12:46 A

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Actually managed some poetry this week. It didn't start that way - I was just free-writing and part of it began to take shape so I went for it. Felt good.

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9/9/10 8:56 P

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I've been free-writing this week. It's my tool for getting what I'm not admitting to myself - out on paper where I can acknowledge it and hopefully begin to transform it into something useful. Maybe I should call it my denial journal! emoticon emoticon

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8/30/10 9:26 A

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I wish it were more exciting, but I finished my program year annual report and mailed it off tot he feds on Friday! Whew! I am happy to have that done for another year.


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8/29/10 4:10 P

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I finished chapter one of my dissetation today!

Jenn

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8/25/10 4:38 P

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On Monday, I wrote for about 2 1/2 hours about grandmothers - my paternal grandmother, and then about my husband's 5th great grandmother (born in 1785). I'm writing for deadline (August 31) and I can't even call them "first drafts" yet. It's more like ten handwritten pages of free associating.

Somewhere in there are the stories!

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8/25/10 12:00 A

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Hey, Jenn, I haven't checked in here for awhile. The YA novel (if it happens) is a thinly-veiled tale of my own experiences as a total dork in junior high school, and how my friends and I kind of deconstructed what it meant to be a dork....and created a group of other dorks and geeks and weirdos that other people wanted to be part of. Not our goal...we just wanted to survive!

At first I thought I'd try to bring it into the present, but after thinking about what a huge following "Mad Men" has, I'm trying to work with the whole early-to-mid-60's pop culture thing...surf music, the Beatles, movies like "Psycho," and so on. Top 40 radio. Old folk music.

Anyway, I'm also working on a sestina...just found the 6 words to repeat, and my goal is to finish it by 9/16.

Connie

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That's how the light gets in.
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8/23/10 1:57 P

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I'm in the process of writing about my latest sailing adventure on my blog. I might post it this week. If anyone is interested on my previous entries, the blog address is: http://sailantilia.blogspot.com
It is like a sailing log, with a more stubtle touch.
LADYHERRA, I commend you on your dissertation writing. I wrote my doctoral dissertation in 2001 and I know what a "joy" it can be. The best advice I ever got was, "Get rid of it." Work hard, work hard, work hard, and get rid of it...smile.

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8/10/10 11:45 A

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What is your YA novel about?

Last week I wrote (finally) a good portion of my first chapter of the dissertation. It was a LOT of fun! emoticon

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7/29/10 12:24 P

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Oh, Jenn, I feel your pain! That's almost ALL I wrote for upwards of 25 years, with little breaks in the summer here and there.

I have started a YA novel...my first. I got the idea from a conversation my granddaughter and I had over the weekend, and I'm going for a page a day. Mostly I write poetry.

Connie

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I am writing editing notes for two clients...and I wrote a short blog/journal post on my blog at Beliefnet.

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This week I have been bogged down with writing comments on my student papers. That's about all that I've been writing for the past two weeks! Boooooo!

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7/22/10 2:07 P

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One team goal is to write something at least once every week. This could be a chapter, a poem, a blog, an essay, a short story, etc.

What did you write this week?

Jenn

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