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On The Road

Last week I drove to Baker City, Oregon with my friend Sharon.  Yeah, I know, a lot of people here in Portland don't know where Baker City is, either.  (For the record, it's about five hours east of here, in the dry side of the state on a high desert plateau surrounded by gorgeous mountain […]

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Emma Jean Edits

The day came.  My edits for the novel arrived.  And I promptly left for a two-day vacation. We went to the beach to stay with old friends, our daughter and the Most Adorable Baby in the World in tow.  I had visions of myself on the deck, feet propped up, laptop in lap, working away […]

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Here, Not There

Last week I co-lead a writer's retreat in remote Diamond, Oregon.  (We kept referring to it as "the middle of nowhere" but one of the hotel's employees took offense to that.  However, it kind of is.) It was an awesome week, with attendees and myself and my co-leader making strides in our writing.  I had […]

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Writing in the Rain

It rained yesterday. A lot.  I drove home from a meeting on the freeway last night and waves of water splashed over the windshield, just like in winter.  But I didn't mind.  All day yesterday I waited for the rain to come in.  It was hot and muggy in the morning, but there were hopeful […]

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