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Hardly Writing – My Muse Socially Distanced Herself from Me

In my most recent writing course, the professor asked us to contemplate how we reach readers. Hmm… Well, beyond classwork and Facebook posts, I barely do. You see I’m merely a part-time author who battles time, persistence, and focus. I know a solution is to follow a writing routine. Well, I got a better chance of seeing Jesus in a floral robe strolling the beach for shells and leaving footprints in the sand than I do sitting down daily to write creatively. 

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It stresses me out that I find time for many self-serving habits besides writing. Eating, praying, and loving: check, check, check. I also enjoy journaling, working out, scrubbing toilets, and reading. Sometimes, I pretend I’m studying while researching online deals-of-the-day. That leads to a lot of clicking and eventual ogling over shoe websites like soft, leathery porn. This exhausts me to the point of napping, buying another ebook about better writing habits, and/or pairing some red wine with Goldfish Crackers.

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Australia Burns: an anthology of donated stories from authors who care

I am humbled to be a part of a three-book anthology of which all proceeds will be donated to The Red Cross to aid in the battle of the devastating Australian wildfires. I am one of 48 authors who offered a short story to The Wild Rose Press in hopes of helping the many victims. My story “Nursery Chimes” can be found in volume three under my pen name D.S. Lucas. These books will be made available on February 14th. Read on for details on how you can “Show Australia Some Love.”

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