We interrupt this blog for a writing day

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(Photo: Michael Howell)

The Nine-Year-Old has a day off from school today, and she asked me if she could spend it having a writing day with me.

It promises to be an exciting day for her, sitting across from me at a table while I type earnestly, stare out the window for a while, flip through a few notes, and then type some more.

We’ve got her typewriter set up opposite my laptop on the dining room table. She even has a story assignment, and an important lunch meeting. It’s the Caterpickles version of Bring Your Daughter to Work day.

So, now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go teach The Nine-Year-Old that the most important part of being a writer is simply making time to write.

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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