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Story of My Life: February 25, 2016

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The rain falls on the just and the unjust and I’m inside with a toothache. Do you ever feel unwell and then suddenly you notice a myriad of other problems that didn’t bother you before that started to spring up? It’s like noticing one wrong thing with your car and taking it in and then BAM, a dozen other little things emerge crying out for attention. I’m now planning a trip to the dentist this weekend to try to resolve the source of my first-ever toothache. Yes, if it’s not one thing, it’s another.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but perhaps if I want to keep blogging daily, I really shouldn’t call it a “daily word count” if there’s nothing to update. Just, my random thoughts flung like errant pages from a rooftop, whether to be borne upon the wind or plummet to the street is yet to be seen.  I think if I’ve no new “writing progress news” to convey, then I ought to just share something about my day.

184_Scribe_End_of_Year_Book_2015_-_front_coverSo here’s something about my day worth sharing… my copy of The Scribe Omnibus (see right) arrived. I officially have physical proof that something I’ve written has landed in print. Technically, three somethings, but who is counting? (me!)

Somehow I landed in a group shot on the cover — not a flattering pose but at least it’s my signature color. Obviously, like any self-respecting writer, I brought it in to work and showed it around. A couple of friendly coworkers wanted to buy copies. It’s the sort of sweet thing you say to be supportive but never follow-up on.  The thought was nice, however. It’s convicted me somewhat that I need to purchase a copy of my friend’s book and get him to autograph it before he moves away. That was a bit of a bombshell surprise.  One of my writing friends is leaving STL.  What is that saying that goes something like, “Life keeps moving when you’re not looking”?

Sometimes I feel left behind.

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Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has seventeen years of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). Lauren is the Managing Web Editor and writer for The Scribe, a web publication of the St. Louis Writers Guild, where she also serves as their Director of Communications. She likes to spend her free time enjoying period films, discovering new reads, and being surrounded by other people’s pets. Lauren, her husband, and their wily Maine Coon (who isn’t quite a dog) live in Missouri. You can learn more about Lauren’s writing at

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