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Why I stopped logging my daily writing totals

For years I kept a precise track of my daily writing total. I’m from a science family and thrive under routine, so iteration feels natural. I was also part of a writing accountability group. At the start of each month, we pledged a daily goal. Every day, we would report how many words we had …

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Life Writing

Bedroom coffee station beats the snooze-button game

I’m not a morning person, but I’ve been especially terrible about waking up for the last month. Alexa is my alarm and it’s all too easy to say, “Alexa, snooze” over and over until it’s get-up-or-you’ll-be-late-for-work time. So last night in a fit of determination, I moved my coffee station to my bedroom, hoping that …

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