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Simplifying My Blog

Lately, I’ve increased my playload. Something needs to give.

The good news is I will continue blogging about Japan on Mondays and My Experiences With Abundance on Wednesdays and miscellany on Fridays.

The bad news is I am leaving my comments off and I will only be commenting on your blogs infrequently.

I appreciate all the comments and blog support I’ve received. It’s been fun.

Ideally in a month or two I will be set up to receive tweets and keep up that way. We’ll see.

Have your best day ever!

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2011 in writing

 

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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY – Projections


The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday meme. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!

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The thing that made me happiest this week was odd.

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Last week I went ballistic when, in my perception, my husband negated my experience. I was raving.

Then a  writer I know, had her booklet translated into Japanese by her son’s girlfriend. Oh, I wanted that for my novel. Maybe it could be a hit in Japan. It’s about … well here’s the pitch –

Koh, is a boy kidnapped as a toddler by a rainforest band that has unique customs and world view. Koh, fascinated by strange people who live near the mountain, struggles to find where he really belongs and overcome strict taboos.

These include: remaining unseen, bypassing capture by warring bands, coping with betrayal by his peers and facing death. Eventually he comes to reunion with the family he doesn’t remember.

I didn’t even tell my husband and I went and asked the writer to ask the girlfriend if she would consider translating my book. Then I set to wondering how to pay for it, a lifetime supply of lei, my firstborn…

Alas, the girl said no; it takes too much time. She did it as a labor of love.

I wasn’t even upset, I felt elated and do you know why? Normally, I would have talked myself out of asking. I WOULD HAVE NEGATED MY DESIRE. And that is why I got so upset, when I perceived my husband as negating my experience because that’s what I do to myself. I am so happy, all I have to do is not negate myself any more and not project it on others.

Wonder what I will be like when I  deal with the gazillion other things I am projecting on him and others. : )

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2011 in Japan, writing

 

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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY


The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday meme. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!

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This week a publisher asked for the rest of my manuscript after reading the first pages. I am the same person I was with the addition of this VALIDATION.

Please put a good thought on this — a thought of publishing my book or better — for me and for the publisher.

ADDENDUM: Alas, before the post is hours old, I discover the publisher is listed on Predators and Editors and not in the way I wanted to see. Thank you for all your kind wishes. The ‘or better’ that I always look for, is that I don’t have to do all the promoting I was envisioning.

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2011 in Abundance, writing

 

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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY


The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday meme. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!

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It’s official. I validated my wordcount and I completed Nanowrimo for the 5th time.

It’s a great impetus to get a first draft done. For me, I get to discover a story inside me. Now I will cut about 3/4 of it and get to work revising it or one of my other drafts, AFTER Christmas.

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We had two of our neighbors over for Thanksgiving dinner. It was lovely as usual.

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When I was 15 my mother had my youngest brother and was coming home from the hospital on Thanksgiving. I said I would cook Thanksgiving dinner for 11 of us. How hard could it be? I knew how to cook.

Muhahahhaha.

Thank goodness my father helped me. And I was never unrealistic about hosting a dinner party again. I do what I can to keep things simple.

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When my grandchildren come to visit at Christmas, I want as much done ahead of time as possible so I can put all my energy into enjoying them.

So when I cooked this turkey, I stuffed it and cooked some additional stuffing in a pan. I blended the two batches of stuffing together and froze half of it. At Christmas I will roast an unstuffed bird which is so much easier. I also made 4 cups of gravy and will freeze half of that for Christmas too. And I made 4 pie crusts and froze 2 of them.

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I stayed in a cotton yukata, (robe) yesterday on black Friday, all day. It was great. I guess on Sunday I will venture into traffic. I hope it will be less by than.

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Have your best holidays ever.

XD

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Posted by on November 27, 2010 in Abundance, Uncategorized, writing

 

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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY


The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday meme. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!

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I have written 46,000 words for Nanowrimo and plan to finish today.

In two hours, I’m off to see Harry Potter.

Life doesn’t get any better does it?

I like my latest story, I am content with it.

It was fun yesterday at my writer’s group. Some people write so well, it is spellbinding to hear their work.
And they think I am high tech because I blog. Muhahaha. I get by with a lotta help from my friends.

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2010 in Abundance, writing

 

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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY


The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday meme. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!

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Today is the first day I’ve gotten back to getting up with the sun. Finally no more jet lag.

Today I put these hand spun and woven mulberry sheets from Gungendo on my bed. I’ve been carrying them around to show people. I did get to sleep on some in Omori and it was delicious. Maybe my jet lag would have been gone sooner if I slept on these sooner – hmm.

A friend Gail from my water aerobics class came upon these used writer’s books and thought of me. She carried them around in her car while I was traveling. Wasn’t that thoughtful of her?

Ooh, I had coffee in my new Bizen pottery coffee cup.

And I am over 20,000 words into Nanowrimo, so I am in good shape there. Write or Die is a great aide to writing. You set it for a time and a word count and type right on their site. If you slow down the screen changes color and if you still don’t write, awful sounds come on. You can set it on evil mode where it starts erasing letters if you don’t write. I don’t go that far.  Some of my best writing happens when I just keep going and disengage the thinking.

Have your best Friday ever. I toast you with my coffee.

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2010 in Abundance, Japan, writing

 

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My Horoscope

By theotherway

 

Today’s horoscope says:

You’ll be emotionally unpredictable and must make every effort to appear stable…

I think they nailed me with this one.

Today starts the Muse Online Conference. It’s a week of writers workshops offered 24/7.

I limited my selection to 21 workshops I want to take and 11 chat sessions.

(sigh.)

It’s so good. Save the url for next year. Registration is closed now.

Consider joining in on

This meme is from Out of My Mind and Onto the Page.

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© 2010 Jeanne Litt

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2010 in Abundance, Uncategorized, writing

 

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