Kay W. Smith

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Kay W. Smith is a writer and blogger living in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and two sons. She worked in public policy for several years before pursuing her passion to write full-time. She is a graduate of Spelman College and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

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Kay W. Smith I tend to utilize one of two strategies:

A) I try to "will" myself out of it through routine. I set a time to write something - anything - everyday.…more
I tend to utilize one of two strategies:

A) I try to "will" myself out of it through routine. I set a time to write something - anything - everyday. Even if it sucks. Eventually, if I stay consistent, it will begin to suck a little less day by day, until my writing muse shows up and sprinkles it with fairy dust and sparkles.

B) Most often, I utilize the "art of misdirection". I give myself the permission to relax and think about something else. As I begin to shift my thoughts away from writing to...running...or cleaning (for example), I find that my brain begins to make connections that it had difficulty doing when I was trying to force myself to write. This usually works best for me, as long as I am not distracting myself with reality tv or a glass of wine. (less)
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I talk to God a lot. Sometimes he talks back. A week ago, over the ocean and caiprihinas, I reflected on a previous conversation we had and considered my friend who passed away, almost fifteen years ago to the day. Below me were fishermen who continuously tossed their nets into the ocean, and several times their efforts resulted in nothing measurable in return. Until it did.


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Would recommend to anyone. Was able to get through this book in twelve hours! Couldn't stop readying! Will look for other books from this author. "
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"kept me guessing

This was an enjoyable read that kept me changing teams and trying to predict outcomes. Great job in making the loss of a loved one so tangible that the loss became an actual character. This really was nicely done. I look forward to..." Read more of this review »
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