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  • September 4th, 2005 | 11:21 AM
waiting

Well this writing of my time in New Orleans is helping me in the thinking department of the new book. Not so much in the actual writing of words on paper but that's okay. I'm spending a lot of time just sitting in my room, spinning in my chair and thinking about Frankie. I feel like I am unraveling my story and Frankie's story at the same time. And because I shared some of my story by writing it down, I'm hoping he'll share some more of his.

I'd like to know his sister's name and I think I know what happened to Max, the dog, but I'm not sure he's willing to tell me about that part yet. It's okay. I know he's scared. I did dream about him last night in his hiding place. He's very good at being quiet. Very good at being invisible. Even better at keeping secrets. But that's okay. I can wait.
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There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.



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susanwrites
September 5th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks, tg. Now if only PROCESS would move toward PROGRESS, it would be great.
closet_blogger
September 5th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)
Ditto what Tg said!
susanwrites
September 5th, 2005 11:55 pm (UTC)
I'm always fascinated by the way stories unfold themselves. I've often wanted to keep a journal of a novel but stink at regular updates. Hopefully this will help me do it somewhat. (Boy, that's a bad sentence but I'm too tired to go back and change it.)
beachalatte
September 6th, 2005 05:35 am (UTC)
ah, the creative mind
sounds great!
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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.






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