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Pep Talk – Page 5 – Lizzie Harwood
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Pep Talk

Lizzie Harwood / Pep Talk (Page 5)

The Girl with the Dora Tattoo

Beware of small people's powers to derail your thoughts.

I'm in a real slump. Imagine trying to juggle a bowl of spaghetti (what I call rewriting a new draft of your novel) with the above image running out of her room every 5 minutes to go pee, or banish a basket from her space, or ask 'what time it is?', or proclaim with joy that she's had a 'short sleep' when she hasn't at all. Days with...

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The fourth draft & the potty

I thought I'd write a beautiful first post but I've ended up procrastinating so much that I now think it's best to just talk about my fourth draft doldrums. I had all sorts of plans. I always do. First draft was going to look like a tenth draft, but it looked like a first draft. Second draft was so radically different it looked like a first draft, too. Third draft was the result of an intense four-day blitz while...

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