Alone... At Last!
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Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer. - Barbara Kingsolver

I find it hard to really focus on writing something and then be interrupted and go back to it. It is especially aggravating to be interrupted over and over and over again. I like this quote cause I just love the idea of being alone when I write. It doesn't happen very often.

Originally published at Word Grrls.


Plan Your own Nation
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If you had your own country what would your national anthem be? What would you pick as the national flower? The national animal that goes on your loose change? What would the national holidays be, special to just your country? How would your flag look and what capital building would it be flying over? Would your capital city be in the middle of the big population area or out of the way somewhere?

Originally published at Word Grrls.


Will You be Blogging for Christmas?
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xmsbloggingChristmas is on my mind today. I'm watching romantic holiday movies. Right now The Lake House with Keanu Reeves. I admit I have a thing for Keanu. How could any Canadian woman not have a soft spot for a hockey player who can dance? It's just finishing up, the final scene, the last great kiss. Funny that he looks older in this movie and yet there is still just something about him... Well, you don't really want to read my mind babbling on about Keanu Reeves.


Will you be blogging for Christmas? Do you keep blogging during the holidays or do you put your blog into suspended animation?


I will be here. For me I like having some alone time during the holidays. This year it is mucked up cause my sister is having a baby and I am the prime babysitter for her other children, those who have left the womb. I will be glad when the babysitting time is done. I am loving having the house to myself for this bit of time. I can cook things the way I like them, or not bother with cooking or eating at all. I did make the Christmas cookies. So I'm not being wicked and lazy and forgetting about the holiday thing. Later, I will haul the Christmas tree and the box of decorations out of the garage. Not looking forward to finding out if mice got in there or not. I'm hoping for at least not too much.


How is your holiday spirit hanging on? Blog about it! :)



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A Comment a Day
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Everyone can leave one comment in one blog each day. Pretty simple. If you were away you can catch up by doing an extra comment the next day. No stress. Just one sincere and interesting comment per day. No problem. Pick any blog you like. A blog you have been reading awhile or one you pick randomly and may never have read before.

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@OnlineFiction on Twitter
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Do you write fiction online? Have a look at this Twitter account geared to online fiction writers and those who want to read them.

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Writing in the Great Hereafter
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engardeToday (November 27th) would be my Dad's birthday. I think he would be 77 years old. He isn't here any more however. He died several years ago. We never got along well, he was not my best supporter in life or anything else. His theme in life seemed to be "Don't bother" and those were, in fact, his last words in this life.



There are not a lot of second chances in life. In his case, there are none at all. I don't know if he ever regretted how things were/ are in the family with him. I wonder sometimes if people do see how their families live on after they have died. I think of him watching the fallout from his actions in life. I like to think of someone telling him that he could have been a better Father, a better person. (Not that he was awful or that I blame him for everything I'm not happy about myself and my life, that would be silly). But, I do like to think that he would have some regrets. I won't ever know of course. Or, not while I'm still alive anyway, after that... maybe I will see him again when we are both deceased. That isn't something I can predict.

Write about meeting someone who disappointed or hurt you after you are both deceased. How does the meeting go, how does it start? When it is all over do you feel better or worse?

Originally published at Word Grrls.


Live Press for LiveJournal with WordPress
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I've had LiveJournal for a long time. I was happy to install a new plugin (I've become a plugin window shopper) today. Live Press says I can choose to publish any of my WordPress posts to LiveJournal at the same time. That is a good thing. I am always having trouble trying to post at LiveJournal. Yesterday it would not even let me type in the screen for adding a new entry. It was pretty odd. I'm hoping this will work around that and give me the chance to keep my LiveJournal account from getting too stale. I won't be using it as a receptacle for everything I post here. Far from it! But it can have enough to look less ignored.

Originally published at Word Grrls.

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Never Enough Time
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I wish I had time post keep posting here as well as the other blogs I keep going. Most nights I am online until 3:00 AM just trying to keep up. It doesn't work all that well. I'm tired almost all the time. I'm not writing as well as I could. Overall I just feel I'm not accomplishing anything that matters so I keep trying to do more, taking on too many things. It's kind of crazy.

Anyway, I have created a main page on my ThatGrrl.ca domain. Twitter me @thatgrrl if you want something more interactive.

Word Grrls
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I have the web writing blog on it's own domain now: WordGrrls.com.

Not Getting Any Older Today
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Tomorrow the birthday hits the fan though. Has anyone ever wanted to be 44? It just sounds old. Repetitive too. 42 wasn't so bad. For a year I was the answer to life, the universe and everything. 44 is just a waste of space. Like a stutter. Not that I'm willing to skip it and rush into 45 though. Now that I think about it... 44 isn't all bad.

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