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Saturday Night Augur–The Owls of Summer

My blog posts have been few and far between lately. What started out as a three thrice-per-week endeavor has become, shall we say, a seasonal endeavor. But not blogging doesn't mean I'm not writing. This summer I've been keeping my... Continue Reading →

Writers, Report for Duty: *I Should Be Writing* Boot Camp Starts April 14

If you are a follower of this blog, you may have noticed a precipitous drop in my output over the past few months. When I began the blog, I intended to post two to three times per week. I eventually... Continue Reading →

Be It Resolved: January is for Writers

Ah, January, the month of resolutions and routines. The yule tree still twinkles in our living room, the last vestige of our holiday hygge. Tomorrow our household returns to work and school. For me, this means a welcome return to... Continue Reading →

We Need a Little Hygge (right this very minute)

The past six weeks have been a time of intensive writing and reflection for me. My previous post proclaimed my intent to undertake the daunting, but exhilarating challenge of writing 50,000 words of new fiction during National Novel Writing Month.... Continue Reading →

Going Dark

A month has gone by with nary a word from me or the augur. I like to think we have good reason for our silence: the fragile early morning writing routine I had established has been upended by my dog's... Continue Reading →

Saturday Night Augur on Sunday Morning–Bird-friendly brew, no bitterness

It's been a high-stress, low-productivity week here at Thoughts Like Birds. The augur did not feel inspired to divine the Saturday night message, but is feeling a little more motivated this morning, thanks, in part, to one of morning's best... Continue Reading →

Cozying Up

Today I'm feeling fall's first nips. Nighttime temperatures have dipped into the 50s, and the harvest moon is shining on. The autumn equinox is just days away, bringing with it longer, chillier evenings--perfect reading weather. A family member living in... Continue Reading →

Fear of Fiction

Since launching Thoughts Like Birds two weeks ago, I have spent approximately three minutes on my novel manuscript. That is to say, I replaced or rearranged a few words. My characters are still standing where I left them, in the... Continue Reading →

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