writing

Finally Finished?

Photo by Michele Venne Today is the day I finished The Found Gift. At least this round of edits and rewrites. I thought I might be done at around 14K words, then more of the story came to me. It now sits at 20K. And, yes, I know a couple of sentences I still need to...

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The Words

Photo by Michele Venne There are times, as a writer, when words are my friend. Other times, I can't fish the one I want from my brain that will make the sentence or paragraph or scene what I want it to be. I also know that sometimes a slight interruption breaks the...

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So Many Hats

Photo by Michele Venne Sometimes I know why I'm tired at the end of the day. If I went for a long trail ride, had lots of clients, squeezed in errands or life tasks, by ten o'clock I'm done. But sometimes it doesn't seem like I've got that many to-dos on my calendar....

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Knowing When It’s Too Much

Photo by Michele Venne Years ago, when my mom moved from her home in AZ to CO, she cleaned out all the boxes she kept in the garage. I visited one day, and she showed me calendars from when I was in high school. Every weekend was a horse show. One night a week was...

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It All Comes Back

Photo by Michele Venne For two weeks, I've been joining a local writer's group in their Zoom write ins. The first day, the treasurer of the group, who leads the write in, asked me what I was working on. I said, "A holiday short story that was supposed to be published...

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Finding Joy

Photo by Michele Venne My yoga teacher often said, "Nothing is revealed, except in contrast." How do we know when it's dark outside? The sun is absent. How do we know if we've healed from an illness or injury? The absence of discomfort or pain. In yoga terms, how do...

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