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Time to get your game face on...

My mother and I had a relaxing weekend. It was a three day weekend for her due to Memorial Day on Monday. I think she rather needed the rest. The closer she gets to retirement means more and more work for her to finish out her projects before she leaves her position. She's rather exhausted.

We've been trying to clean out all of our storage rooms and get rid of furniture we don't need. It's been a long process though as we've both been up and down health wise. We took a break back in December due to us both being sick all the time. We're better now, and with retirement looming on us, we're trying to work as fast as we can to get it done before she retires. That gives us a month.

So, for this week I've got to finish spring cleaning and rearranging the living room. We're considering a move to Wyoming in a year or so, so for now we're also taking this spring clean as a chance to go through everything we own (room by room) and get rid of the excess as we go. I've set a timeline for the end of the week for the living room as my Mom has a co-workers tall son coming in next Saturday to help us short folks change light bulbs, and also help us move in her oversized plants from her office.

Pfft. I'm exhausted just thinking about it. I've got some plants and seeds to get in the ground too since the monsoon has moved on.

So, in summary: my week is going to be super busy. Hope you all are going to have a good week!

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How does writing change?

As I'm slowly getting back into the writing groove, I'm finding that my writing style has changed. It's really odd though, in that it's not just my writing style but my ideas.

I look back to my older stories and wonder how much different if I change things here and there. So is it a natural evolution of my writing style, or does the way you plot out a story change as you get older? I can't quite decide.

Either way I'm enjoying the changes. I've got lots of ideas for all my stories, not just the one or two. I've been able to push past the writer's block on every story I've ever got stuck on. It's a bit overwhelming, and brings to mind something an I heard an author say once (can't for the life of me remember who): There's no such thing a writer's block, as it's just something you do every day. That's a concept I've never understood, as many of my ideas come from my dreams. I dream in bits and never really form a complete thought on what the full story was supposed to be.

It's hard to explain even to myself, but I seem to be looking from a more objective point of view. It's always been hard for me to take a step back from my stories to look at the overall picture. But these days I'm finding it far easier to see it from a reader's point of view and ask, "What am I missing here?"

Part of the problem might be that I never really had any formal training other than cursory English classes in college, and being forced to write term papers. But part of the solution for that has been reading more. I really love reading, and I find myself gravitating more towards authors whose writing style I admire. That in itself is almost enough to give my ideas for my own stories in how to approach various plots that have in the past completely stumped me.

I don't know. What are your thoughts?

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