This is how it starts {CELEBRATE This Week: 190}

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This is what it looks like when I start a new writing project. It starts to prick at my brain. I find myself thinking through chapters and testing lines aloud while I drive.

This week these things arrived: A nonfiction book about cacti; a new water glass for early morning (and late night) writing sessions; and the pull of the notebook.

It’s the insistence of the words…the demand of the story…the swirl of snippets that are becoming harder to resist. I thought it would be many months, maybe years, decades really, before I would be ready to tug at this storyline.

It’s time.

My new book, Enticing Hard-to-Reach Writers is going to make it’s debut this year…and I’m going to be writing the next one.

It doesn’t seem possible, except it’s impossible not to write. (This seems like a pretty good celebration.)


Do you have my latest eBook? It’s an excerpt from Enticing Hard-To-Reach Writers. (It’s the first reveal of 35 moves to make in order to entice kids to write.)

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  1. LOVE the title and your motivational artifacts that will encourage you even when things get a little sticky. Happy Saturday!

  2. Looking forward to your new book, and hearing about this even newer venture. Sounds like a few serendipitous nudges happened this week!