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“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

Albert Einstein

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

Toni Morrison

Like any manufacturing plant, here at the Story Factory, we value quantity over quality.

More words, more hours, more stories. The goal is 52 stories at the end of the year. Wednesdays, we will report production and celebrate the little victories.

Wednesday 7/7/2021 Production Report:

Words through 7/7/21 – 195,521

Hours through 7/7/21 – 814

Stories 20 out of 52 (this may not change anymore)

Just for fun, that is 240 words per hour. Not terrible.


Writing took a bit of a back seat to reading this week. For some reason, I felt it was a great idea to go back and read all of my Nanowrimo novels this past few days. 14 or so. And while I adore the stories, I could see that they definitely need rewriting if I want to do anything with them. So I am starting a rewrite/reworking of A Purse Drivel Life. 

I am also obsessed lately with the intersection of anxiety and curiosity, so I am reading some research studies and writing a few stories for Medium to see if there is enough research and interest out there for a nonfiction book. I have already found a few studies online, but I may take advantage of the vast University Library and look for some local research (dissertations, etc.) and use that. While there are studies about this connection, I haven’t found any books for laypeople on the subject. It’s something I would like to learn about and read, so therefore, I will take Toni Morrison’s advice and write the book I would like to read.