Noticing Magic Everywhere

Kate Comings' journal


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I decluttered my office

It took almost a week of sorting through drawers and heaped-up piles of junk and shredding reams of papers. When I started, it looked like this. Here’s the same room today.

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Tidied up

Amidst the clutter, I found this “Groovy Girl,” Natalie. As a child, my granddaughter Bridghid used to collect Groovy Girls. I bought one for her and couldn’t resist buying this one for myself because she reminded me of the writer, Natalie Goldberg, who wrote some cool books about combining writing with Zen practice.

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I dedicated a couple of shelves to my two favorite authors, Charles de Lint and Margaret Atwood. Both have overflowed their allotted space, but, oh well.

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So… will ideas flow more freely in an uncluttered space? I keep reading that this is the case, and I already have new ideas for ratcheting up the conflict in my latest first draft.

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Coming February 8!

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Just finished the final paperwork, and Stolen Son, the sequel to A Shack On the Outskirts of Heaven, will be available on Amazon February 8. I’m so excited!

Dublin photographer Niall O’Sullivan has been searching for his lost son ever since his estranged wife disappeared with four-year-old John. Then there’s Elizabeth, his baby daughter, the result of a brief affair that ended badly. Can Niall and Celeste, Elizabeth’s mom, mend their fractured relationship?

Bruised and battered by his uncle and threatened with death if he tells his mother, John tries to stay out of sight. He believes he’ll be killed whether he tells or not. Will his dad find him in time? John doesn’t think so. “It’s all up to me now,” he says.

Now for the next book in the series, Deliver Us From Evil.