Category Archives: Doldrums

Lack of Focus, Little Progress

I have not finished reading any books.  I am in the middle of one (re-reading an old Karen Abbott—Sin in the Second City), listening to another (David McCullough’s 1776), and foolishly started a third this week because it looked frothy … Continue reading

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If You Like Downton Abbey…

… You should read what I’m reading. Mr. Bicknell got me two Nancy Mitford novels for Christmas, and I ripped through them in a couple of days. Now I’m reading The Sisters, a biography of all the Mitford gals—Bright Young Things … Continue reading

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The First Step Is Realizing You Have a Problem

I have been procrastinating on the nonfiction book. Well-Intentioned Husband asked why last night and made me actually think about the answer. I finally realized (perhaps rationalized) that my sticking point is the lack of a first-rate intelligence, per F. … Continue reading

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Conspiracy of Events. Confederacy of Dunces.

For a number of reasons, I’ve been avoiding this blog.  It’s supposed to be a blog about writing, about publishing, about craft.  And I haven’t been doing much of any of that, so I haven’t had much to say. I’ve … Continue reading

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