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Disappointment and Impostor Syndrome

Disappointment and Impostor Syndrome

Yesterday I attended my second feis (Irish dance competition) since returning to dance as an adult. After the success of the first one, I was keen to do it again. It was fun! I discovered that I enjoyed performing, and that my anxiety went away as soon as I was actually on stage (even if it was bad beforehand) — and I did pretty well, too, so that was a big morale-booster. Despite impending finals, doing another competition a few…

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Guest Post: Word Wars With Friends

Guest Post: Word Wars With Friends

Today we have Karl, my nemesis from NaNo 2012. He neglects to mention the hellish schoolwork load I had, or my numerous extra curriculars, and makes it sound like I literally just had to write all month. Typical! But it’s a great look at what the competition was up to while we competed, and the values of writing with friends…. — Regular followers of Miriam will know that she likes to write – a lot! One of the things she…

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Competitions And Anthologies

Competitions And Anthologies

If you follow me on Twitter, hang out in the Spork Room on the NaNoWriMo forums, talk to me on Protagonize, are friends with me on Facebook, or were the recipient of a hyperactive email a few days ago (that is, an email sent by a hyperactive Miriam and not an incredibly bouncy message), you will know that a story of mine was recently included in an anthology, which was released on Amazon on Saturday. Yes, I was hyper. Friday…

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