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Debra

Just hearing this from someone who has been there(and is there) helps! Thanks for the post, Barbara. I really don't know where you get your resolve to never give up! I love that about you.

Teri Campbell

Thanks Barbara! You've just validated my own process (the bits and pieces part), and encouraged me to accept it.

Carol Casselman

Thank you for the generous peek into your writing life! Good to know tough sledding isn't just a beginner's issue.

Laura B

What a generous post, Barbara. Every story is a challenging journey. I just wrote to match a prompt. I know I've written to prompts with you a zillion times but this was a story and I got myself all twisted. Thanks!

Barbara Abercrombie

Debra, Teri, Carol and Laura -
Thanks for your comments. They made me very happy. xo

sanjaysabarwal

That is so very true. I think I imagine that there are other who just seem to have it down, and I just putter around. Put some words down, take a break and putter some more. It's hard going.

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