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I spent yesterday not really working.

Sunday is a lounge around day, either by the pool or cozy on the couch.  The most important activity is reading. Sometimes I read books relevant to my work, sometimes I read fat novels filled with imagination and fancy that have nothing to do with my own genre. It’s my rest, my rejuvenation.  And it works.

The morning after a reading marathon, I am inspired by ideas I did not know I had.  Admittedly I’m also showing up the same time every morning and noodling around in journal wiring and, I admit, list making.  … Read more

I’m working on my fifth book: Trash Out.  I love writing books and I hate creating books.

The book is not so much problematic as it is encompassing, as it is overwhelming, as it is  fantastic and terrifying. The book   swallows me whole.  Creating the book is like diving down to the murky depths of a whirl pool.  Periodically I  escape just long enough to grab a gulp of oxygen and then am sucked back down.

Some days the work is so intense that when I do finish for a moment, it’s as if  I was  spit out by a … Read more

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