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8 Things @ 8 Days Until Publication

Monday morning. February 1, 2016. 5:16am. I sit here, at my kitchen island, at the beginning of a brand new month. It’s quiet. I sip coffee and look around at the trappings of real life. Unopened mail. Avocados that have…

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A Happier Hour with Jennifer Senior & 10 Things You Should Know About Parenthood

Last winter, Mom told me about a book she’d read. It’s very interesting, she declared and this meant something to me because my mother, a voracious reader, has a high bar for literary praise. I bought the book immediately. The…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, Parenthood, READING LIFE, The Fam, the here year, The Home Front, WRITING LIFE

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Simplify, Simplify, Simplify!

Thoreau said, “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your…

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3 Little Pieces of Advice

Decided to take myself out to breakfast. Wore a sweatshirt and skipped brushing my hair. Brought 4 writing books to keep me company. Restaurant was crowded but I found a table next to a woman waiting for another woman to…

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Day 76: Afternoon Words

5:26pm. Coffee Bean. I sit here at my little table and look out the window and I realize that this is a privilege. To be here, in this afternoon, in this life, in this story, this real one, this imagined…

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An Important Question

Do you ever hide behind humor? Do you ever use sarcasm as a screen? One of my characters in my novel does. She is a smart cookie, has a facility with worlds and clever quips, can turn most everything into…

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A Happier Hour with J. Courtney Sullivan

I’m so excited. In just a few hours, 70+ women will arrive at our place for a Happier Hour with the fantastic author J. Courtney Sullivan. I’ve loved all three of Courtney’s novels – Commencement, Maine and her most recent…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, Fiction, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., READING LIFE, Sisterhood, The Home Front, WRITING, WRITING LIFE

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I Finally Figured It Out

Today is September 9, 2013. Today I return to regular blogging after a quasi-Summer Sabbatical. Today I take my Big Girl to her first day of First Grade. Today I make a promise. A vow vast and vague. My promise,…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, DRY DAYS, GLIMPSES., IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., OF LIFE, OF LOVE, OF WRITING, WRITING, WRITING LIFE

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A Happier Hour with Laura Munson

I am sitting here at Coffee Bean on the East Side listening to my Hummingbird playlist, smiling. I am smiling because I scored a big booth by the Third Avenue entrance. While writing these words, a breeze spills in and…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., READING LIFE, The Home Front, WRITING, WRITING LIFE

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We Are All Works-In-Progress

How close are you to finishing your book? I’ve been getting this question a lot lately. And it makes sense. It makes sense because I’ve been working on this novel for years now and because I announced recently that I…

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