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The Plan Going Forward

The move is done. Mostly. There are still boxes to unpack (so many boxes). We still need furniture; we didn’t move very much of our existing furniture since it was

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What I Would Tell My Friend

If I had a friend who was undertaking an interstate move with one teen and four pets after almost 20 years in the same house, I would tell her congratulations

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Breaking Points

Do you ever have a moment that just crystalizes the overwhelm you’re feeling? I had that yesterday. It was the moment my face met the sidewalk about 1/3 of a

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Repost: Managing the Limp

I’ll get real with y’all: blogging almost did not happen today. My life is insane right now, and it’s getting tough to even find time to eat, let alone write

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A Little More “Unquickened”

I’m back in Idaho again this week. Things are crazy, and I’m completely overwhelmed and trying to figure out how to fit fiction into my life right now, but every

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The Surprises

Remember when I said I didn’t think I’d go back to Idaho until our final move? Well, that didn’t last. Surprise! I started getting antsy and needing to get away

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Stuck in the Middle

“… with you…” (Sing along with me…) Okay, I’m not exactly WITH YOU all, but in a metaphorical sort of way, I feel like y’all are along with me, so

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Creating the Writing Sanctuary

A brief history of Amy’s Private Writing Sanctuaries: Thus completes my brief history. I have always, always, always written stories, but I have never had a real writing room–a place

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