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  • #18287
     Brianna Albers 
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    Happy Friday, everyone! Things are wrapping up for the semester (I worked through spring break, so I’m pretty much just waiting to take my final, which doesn’t open until the 22nd), so I’m starting to get into summer mode. I took summer classes last year, but none of the classes I need for my degree are offered this summer, so I’m basically off through the beginning of September. I haven’t had that much free time in years, so I’m freaking out a little. What am I going to do with myself?!

    Right now, my plan is to finish the first draft of my book. I’ve been working on it on and off for a decade, and I’m at the point where I just want it done, so I’m going to sit my butt down and write for several hours a day. I’m looking forward to it, but I’m also definitely dreading it. I’m sure I’ll keep y’all updated on my progress!

    Do you have any summer plans that you’re getting excited about? It doesn’t really feel like spring in MN—we just got hit with a blizzard—but the season is just around the corner!

  • #18305
     Ryan Berhar 
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    I hope you get that book finished! The main thing I’m looking forward to currently is spending five or six days with my best friend/cousin around Memorial Day. Then in June, the same friend is getting married, and I’m the best man. Should be two highlights of my year.

    • #18429
       Brianna Albers 
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      Thanks Ryan! That sounds like a blast – I hope it’s everything you want it to be!

  • #18321
     Kevin Schaefer 
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    Good luck on drafting your book! Honestly, I wish I had more time to just write and read. I still have projects I’m working on, but it seems like every time I pick up a book or go to write a comic script, my phone blows up with work messages.

    But I do understand the frustration of having too much time on your hands. Have you considered starting a writing group or a book club? Things like that help me stay motivated, and I always love connecting with other writers. Plus, being part of a writers group is important for accountability.

    • #18430
       Brianna Albers 
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      Oh man, I know exactly what you mean. Whenever I sit down to work on my book, I get blasted with messages.

      I actually applied to start a creative group in the Twin Cities! There’s a whole training program, so fingers crossed I get in. If I don’t, I’m hoping to start a writing group in the suburbs!

  • #18328
     DeAnn R 
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    This latest snowstorm was a low blow. Just when everything had melted and dried up we have to start all over again. I’m really looking forward to being able to go outside without that chill in the air. As I’ve gotten older I’ve found it easier to do absolutely nothing. It’ll be so nice to just go outside, soak up the sun and do absolutely nothing. Usually I have my tablet and music with me though.

    Any teasers on your book? Maybe you’ve mentioned what it’s about before but I don’t recall. What a fantastic goal.

    • #18431
       Brianna Albers 
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      The snow was SUCH A BUMMER. We got a 60+ degree day this week though, so thankfully it’s all melted now. I’m trying to teach myself how to do nothing 😂

      I think I’ve mentioned my book before, but if not, here’s a teaser: https://briannahopealbers.com/book

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