Ready to Begin a New “Semester?”

How many times have you moved that to-do on your list, catalog clipping, or invitation to deal with at another time? With the hurricane-like weather prediction and lots of catching up to do after a really delightful time with family, I cleared my desk today, barreling...

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A Darling Killed

I had my final memoir draft call today with my writing coach. I'd sent her the last 5 chapters to review before she gets married next week. It went well, even when she asked me to cut one of my favorite episodes. Faulkner is the one who initially stated, "In writing,...

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Memoir Home Stretch

When I returned back to New York City after my Semester at Sea in May, 2014, I recognized that I wanted to tell a bigger story, more than simply a travelogue. I took my first writing course the following month at Kripalu, led by the inspirational writer/performer Ann...

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Clients Appreciated

Before I left on my two-week writing retreat I held a client appreciation event for the remarkably amazing women I've worked with over the years. Nearly 50 women joined me on Thursday, July 13 at the Westport Woman's Club for networking, a revealing group activity,...

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Writing Retreat – Leaving Tomorrow

I know everyone says this, but I can't believe how quickly these two weeks have gone! I arrived 13 days ago, and I leave tomorrow afternoon. I'm completely satisfied with the experience and am also eager to go back home. I wrote 12 pages today, and if I complete 8...

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Day 12 – 10 Pages = Dinner Out!

With only one full day left to go after today on my writing retreat, I wanted to keep my output up. I hit the keyboard at 8am and finished printing out the first 10 pages of Chapter 8 by 2pm. I knew that I'd be driving to Stowe later in the afternoon to meet good...

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Day 11 – Which Road Would You Travel?

With no plans at all on my calendar today, I wanted to break up my writing hours with an outing at lunchtime. I'd read positive reviews of the Norwich Square Cafe on TripAdvisor, so put it into googlemaps and had to pick from three alternate routes. Since they were...

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Writing Retreat – Day 10

Wow, double digits for my time here in VT, which means I have only a few more days left in my two week rental. I've gotten great traction on my page count and am feeling satisfied regarding my output. I love the writing life as well as being completely independent up...

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Day 9 of Writing Retreat – A Day Off

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. In the spirit of that quote, I took a good part of today off. There was an Al-Anon convention in Brattleboro that I thought I'd check out. It was well attended, and I stayed for two of the breakout sessions. Then, as I was...

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