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  • January 9th, 2006 | 8:34 PM
A whole lot of words

but not a lot of story. I went through the old version of VZ again. Back then it was called FMBTY, something that makes me gag when I say it now. I jotted down on index cards a note from each idea I might want to keep and carry forward into the next version. I have 35 cards. It's not a book but it's okay.

It's enough to build a skeleton and a skeleton is all I need to get started.
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There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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January 10th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
Just wanted to say hello! I've been so absorbed in my own life lately, I haven't had time to reply to any of my favorite blogs. Hope your holidays were great. Glad to see you around and writing again! I hope to return to post-holiday/post-vacation life by next week. After all my vacation reading, I'm itching to start writing again.
January 10th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi!
Hey Kim! We had a great holiday. Hope you did too. I need to move from thinking about writing, planning for the writing to the ACTUAL writing.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

Susan Taylor Brown

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