Mama and the Ground Glass Resurface

Kathy. One of my oldest blogging friends and a completely superb writer. Someone that one day I really would love to see in print. Every now and then she does a ‘drawstring post’ and tells us how her writing is progressing. This is one such post. Her wit pervades every word.

M. K. Waller

In Monday’s post, I announced my goals for Round 3 of A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80):

  • To write 300 words a day, five days a week; and
  • Not to haul myself out of bed at 5:00 a.m. to write the 300 words.

So far, the latter goal has been easier to accomplish than the former. Nonetheless, I made my 300-word minimum and then some both Tuesday and today.

I’m working on a short story that began as a ten-minute timed writing at the Writers’ League of Texas Summer Writing Retreat at Sul Ross State University in Alpine a couple of years ago. I spent the week in Karleen Koen’s class, Writing the Novel: The Basics. That was probably the most productive week I’ve ever had. Karleen told us she couldn’t teach us to write, but she could teach us to play. And she did. She’s teaching the…

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