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Paving the Road to Hell

You’ve heard the saying about what those construction workers use to smooth out the blacktop between Yourtown and Hell. Good intentions. In my mind’s eye, I picture it looking like pyrite, fool’s gold, polished and smooth and false. In spite of that, sometimes nuggets of the real thing get lumped…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 4 Date | June 6, 2012
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Day 10 and Novel 2

Day 10 winds its way to a close with some fabulous news. Elemental is finished. During my many hours at Panera today for my Corridor Writers write-in, my word count for the novel hit 111,000, and as tomorrow is 11/11/11, I decided it was done. Just kidding. That wasn’t my reasoning,…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 7 Date | November 11, 2011
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The Wee Hours

Well, to me it is. I seldom see this side of noon excepting when I sneak up on it from behind, or if I have to be at work at 10. And even then, I repress any morning experiences for the first two hours — by then it’s afternoon, and…

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Author | Emmie Comments | Comments Off Date | November 6, 2011
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Into the Breach

Good afternoon, gentle viewers, and a Happy Halloween to you! Or a joyous Samhain, if that’s how you roll. Or you know, Dia de los Muertos is tomorrow, I reckon. Holiday season is in full swing! And I have the tea to prove it. Nom nom nom. Twelve short hours…

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Author | Emmie Comments | Comments Off Date | October 31, 2011
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Magic in a Jar and Other Creative Tales

I know, I know. Double post action today. However, first of all, I need to celebrate getting draft two of book one finished. Yep. Done-zo. Even untangled the snarl at the end of the yarn ball into a perfectly awesome ending and a snazzy epilogue. It’s lookin’ like a book,…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 2 Date | October 27, 2011
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An Ode to Revision

I spent a long time dreading the task of revising my novel.  I think every writer has at some point dreamed of creating a flawless first draft that will liberate her from criticism and have a Pulitzer waiting as she types the final keystrokes (or scrawls the final words with…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 1 Date | August 21, 2011
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Aaaaaaugh! End of Year Stress!

So much for that peaceful sail on the coast.  More like plunging through a raging river of death.  Okay, slightly melodramatic there, but a little melodrama never hurt anyone. My poor WordPress bloggity.  I’ve been neglecting you.  My sincerest apologies.  I’ve been rather sick.  And busy with that whole raging…

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Author | Emmie Comments | Comments Off Date | June 11, 2010
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When You Think You’re Done, You’re Just Getting Started

Oh, Rewrites.  You are like that cat that kept coming back the very next day.  Just when I think you’re gone and I’m done with you, I hear you meowing.  Sure, you look cute and cuddly.  You might even purr as you’re drooling on my shoulder and digging your little…

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Author | Emmie Comments | Comments Off Date | May 21, 2010
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Words are Power

I just finished reading the first draft of my fellow writer friend’s novel, the one I mentioned last night about the adulterer.  In the end, what came across most strongly for me was the pure, unadulterated (pardon the pun) irony of the entire novel.  To sum up, what people do…

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Author | Emmie Comments | Comments Off Date | May 20, 2010
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On Vomit Drafts

For those of you unfamiliar with the term, allow me to clear it up: vomit draft: (n)  1. writing draft in which the author spews words on the page in a chaotic outpouring of ideas, characters, plot, passion, and quite possibly last week’s dinner; 2. the art form of funneling…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 4 Date | May 17, 2010
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