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Summer, Don't Break Me!

It's summer!


Now begins the season of Absolute Zero time away from both family and work at the same time, which I have foolishly ushered in by getting such a wicked sunburn that it literally hurts to put my butt in the writing chair.

I am now 75 pages into The Grove. Summer break, you can't break me!


That's right. Like Judy Hopps of Zootopia, "I don't know when to quit."

Parent-writers (and all writers in touch with your inner child), if you need a mega dose of inspiration, it wouldn't hurt to curl up in a cool, dark basement and watch Zootopia this summer. One of my childhood friends just said he feels "jealous that we didn't have this as kids." But we can have it now! As I heard a very wise man say this weekend, "Stories evolve just like species."

Here's to the future, which won't stop just because it never happened before.

And here's to remembering that kindergarten starts in just two and a half months. Sweet cheese and crackers.

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