Tag: commitments

Jun 18

Coffee Shop Chronicles, Father’s Day edition: Saying goodbye

Starbucks Rt. 40, Delaware April 2006 Last week, I hugged Roomie down in Maryland, and that’s when it hit me: I’m saying goodbye. I almost cried. I’m moving soon, so it’s time for those farewells, that talking to the people I should’ve been talking to all along. My Grande Java Chip Frappuccino turns into a …

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Jan 06

No Excuses

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” Jim Rohm Happy 2016! This is the year I stop blogging under my pseudonym, Book Lover, and use my real name, Barbara Pattee. My commitments for 2016 include writing for a minimum of five hours per week. …

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Jan 01

Writers’ Commitments for 2016 – What’s yours?

  As of this post, 2016 launches a time of reflection, renewal and growth. Last year I posted Writing Commitments for 2015: What’s yours?. These were not resolutions of possibilities or “maybes.” The post was to lay out the end in mind that I could work towards, and to invite other writers to do the …

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Sep 06

Resolutions

This week, I helped clean out and organize the family garage and thought about my 2015 resolutions. I have two lists – one for chores and the second is “My 2015 Non-Commitments for My Writing Growth.” The first three items were submitted to Deadwood Writers. 1) Enter the Writer’s Digest Short Story Contest. I did …

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Dec 27

Writing Commitments for 2015: What’s yours?

With a new year days away, it’s that time where people make resolutions for the changes they’re making. How next year will be different because… The problem is that most resolutions are broken, perhaps because they seem more like wishes, hopes, or dreams. At the last meeting of 2014 for the Deadwood Writers, I invited …

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