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Definitely not Your Average Dinner

It all started when I walked out to the kitchen and Mom was singing a really weird song. She said she hated it, but she couldn’t remember who sang it.

So she broke out the iPad to look it up on YouTube. It was called “Loving You” by Minnie Ripperton. If I thought Mom was dorky and off key, the music video was even worse. That song was like 4 minutes of high pitched agony.

After I told her to make it stop enough times, we started watching clips from The Singing Nun. This I appreciated. I’d always liked the movie and songs, even if the songs were annoyingly catchy enough to get stuck in my head. And then we came across the original Singing Nun. The songs were in French though, so I didn’t enjoy them as much.

Last but not least, we stumbled upon Sister Christina’s performances on “The Voice of Italy”. She’s amazing. She can sing in Italian and English. It’s not every day you see nuns bold enough to go on “The Voice”. Props to her.

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Slow Going

And now I’m reminded how tedious writing can be. I’m working with the stuff that leads up to the main events in the chapter, which means I’ll have to rearrange my outline a bit.
I think I’m just tired from getting up so early and reading and working on my book all day. I want to read and work, I just don’t have the energy for it right now. Maybe if I have dinner I’ll perk up. Here’s hoping.

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My New Writing Process

Hey Everybody!

As you may know, I’ve been putting more time into my book lately, and I’ve started outlining it. I’ve never been a huge fan of outlines for anything, but outlining my book is actually quite helpful. My ideas are able to flow easier. No more trying to sort through all of it in my head only to just sit and stare at my computer for hours. Now when I start writing all I have to do is follow my chapter outlines and fill in the details. No more wondering where to go with my story next.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a notebook fetish. Now it may have revealed it’s purpose. I’ll fill all my notebooks I’ve acquired over the years with story outlines. My writing has come so far over the past year (if I do say so myself), and outlining is only going to make it better. But, to quote J.K. Rowling,

“It won’t be finished until I see it in bookshops.”