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August 25, 2010

 
Things I don't know.  The list is staggering, to say the least. And lately, in my quest to become a published author it feels like the things I don't know about business, who's-who, and general "this is how it's done-ology" could fill the Library of Congress. 

In general I handle this uncertainty with my go-to tactic: avoidance. Yep. Learned this one in kindergarten and it has served me well.

I figure sometimes the things I don't know are best left alone. Like how many hits my website gets. Wh...
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Published on August 25, 2010 11:34 • 28 views

August 19, 2010


 Incredible Book art photo from Anagram Bookshop. This also has a bit to do with my story so it's fun to see. I love these pieces but I hope the book wasn't a classic. Maybe they should slap a cover on a telephone book or a plumbing catalogue...
 
This past week has been a good writing week for me. I am through the first three chapters of the island story I've been working on and charging forward. Three things have propelled me:

1) Feeling that shiver in my chest about the story. It excites me a...
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Published on August 19, 2010 14:01 • 34 views

August 8, 2010

I went on a  trip recently, a boat trip to an island. I'm writing a story and Peaks Island, Maine was a wonderful spot to do some research.  After a short trip on the ferry we strolled around the quiet streets, lazed on the beach and picked up sea glass (which was amazingly abundant!) and then ate delicious ice cream.
I know- I have such a rough job, don't I?
The island offered so much more than images and impressions to be recorded. Though I did bring a tiny purple notebook to jot down what th...
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Published on August 08, 2010 18:27 • 34 views

August 3, 2010

 
So I was driving in the car on Saturday. Actually I was slumped in the passenger seat, half-dozing as Stalwart Companion completed our drive from Niagara Falls. We had seen many wonders, spent a lot on knick-knacks, slept in confined quarters with three tweens and eaten too much fried, sugary and glutenous foods. Home beckoned.

But a few more wonders were left in store.

I looked out the window and saw a rainbow. But it wasn't a "bow". It wasn't an arch of multicolors. It was a cloud. A...
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Published on August 03, 2010 12:36 • 36 views

August 1, 2010



I just got back from a wonderful trip to a place of big, green rushing waters and mist. Niagara Falls. What a gorgeous awe-inspiring sight!
Everything about Niagara was big- the towers of falling water, the plumes of mist that coiled hundreds of feet into the air, the thunderous noise. The rainbows! Also massive were the tacky trinket shops, arcades and crowds of tourists that no natural wonder is complete without.
 
              



Overlooking the falls there is a beautiful tribute to a man of...
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Published on August 01, 2010 12:33 • 30 views

July 16, 2010

I used to think that writing a book would be like running a marathon. But it's really not. It's more like being willing to get up and jog around the block. But doing it every day.

So here's to getting to that next corner today...I hope no mean dogs chase me.

Also here is a piece of wood that looks like it could become a fairy house. Only I think the fairy would be mean and maybe kind of scary...


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Published on July 16, 2010 12:36 • 35 views

July 14, 2010

I have been behind with my updates here, postage-due as it were. Sorry for that.
Today I am in the kitchen because we have an Important day coming up- The Birthday. We have triplets you see, so we just have the one day to celebrate. That should make it easy right?
No.
Because your birthday is supposed to be your special day and I want each of the kids to feel that. In the past we have bought or made each child their own individual cake, decorated with Star Wars, Sponge Bob, marzipan flowers...
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Published on July 14, 2010 15:27 • 27 views

June 29, 2010

Hope everyone is well. I am just getting back to the keyboard, flexing my fingers after some family priorities took over. For want of an actual "topic", here is something I've been working on lately. Here is a bit from "Miss March and the Papyrus of Sekhmet"


The viscount, it must be recognized, was a toad. Rupert St. Lyonne was young and dressed in a morning coat of a particularly insidious green. The skin of his chubby face, though not warty, gave every indication of fleshy excrescences to...
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Published on June 29, 2010 13:39 • 33 views

June 16, 2010




photo by Cutexgal


Today I guest blogged over at Adventures in Children's Publishing about crit groups: tinyurl.com/2v2xqup
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Published on June 16, 2010 19:50 • 44 views

May 31, 2010


I don't know about other bloggers- but I find it difficult to devote this space to just writing topics. This is the only journaling that I do- so I want to write what I like. It will be a mix of writing and authorly updates and advice, short fiction, and fun or frantic topics that are seizing my brain. Hope that's okay.

Right now I am concerned.
There is a quiet and bloodless coup taking place our garden. But it is none the less epic.
Especially if you are a bunny.

A few years ago I laid out a ...
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Published on May 31, 2010 10:33 • 33 views

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