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The Definition of Productivity

Today I defined productivity.*36 pancakes made and now hibernating in the freezer, ready for children to zap in the microwave for a quick breakfast. (Not to mention, a healthy breakfast -homemade with LOVE dammnit)*24 bacon cheese onion scones. Made specially for the teenage son who complains "There's never anything to eat in this house!" And… Continue reading The Definition of Productivity

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The Impossibly Hot (Imaginary) Man

The problem with creating fictional people and then writing a novel about them - is that you start to believe in them. You have chats with them in your head. You feel what they're feeling and spend an inordinate amount of time musing upon what choices they're going to make that day. In your novel.… Continue reading The Impossibly Hot (Imaginary) Man