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| December 13, 2010

How fast do the fall months fly? Just a few minutes ago, I was all slappy, happy because the twinkly lights of Christmas were going up before Halloween. Now–Thanksgiving’s over–and I’m missing those leftovers! And suddenly, winter has arrived even here. We had snow yesterday and today. Funny to go from 80s to single-digit windchill […]


| June 14, 2010

I’m late to the blog today–late getting out of the house, into the overwhelming heat. The proposal is going well, though it won’t be leaving the abode till tomorrow or Wednesday, I’m thinking. But I love the story again, and I think it all fits cohesively. That’s always a good sign, though things always change, […]

Monday Morning

| April 19, 2010

I’m not usually awake at this hour because normally, I fall asleep a little after four-ish. Today, I’m going for the stay-awake record. I’ve had insomnia since I was a child. I can remember, the summer before I started school (let me preface by saying my father taught me to read I don’t even know […]


| April 17, 2010

Already? This morning, I woke to the pound of a headache and the whine of the neighbor’s four-wheeler through the back of everyone’s yards. We have such thoughtful neighbors! So–I’ve dosed myself with caffeine and acet–well–however that’s spelled. My head hurts too much to look it up, I’ve donned headphones (sound of rain on porch […]

The Name Game

| February 23, 2010

My proposal was rejected yesterday. I thought I’d be heartbroken if it happened, and it does sting a bit. Who would not have wished to write the most perfect proposal that ever crossed an editor’s desk? I would, I would!  But the editor who wrote my exceedingly kind rejection asked for ideas for other stories, […]

New Day!

| October 12, 2009

My brand new proposal is with my editor. I’m excited about this new project, and I hope the editors will be as well.  Next up, I’m going to finish this book. It’s for a line I haven’t worked with before, and I want to be prepared if they ask for the full ms. (Proposals are […]

Back to the real world

| October 6, 2009

and to writing. I’m loving the writing, but not so fond of real laundry and dusting and cleaning counters. Or the lack of Internet access. But when a story is singing to you, that’s good. And today, I had some ideas on the snopes I’ve sent to a friend. I think I left out an […]

Fun with Writing Friends!

| October 1, 2009

I’m in St. Louis at the Novelist’s Inc. conference. I miss my fam, but I’m excited about hanging out with my critique partner, Karen Whiddon, learning from the excellent lineup of workshops, and also–free wifi at the hotel!  🙂 Between workshops, I’m polishing, polishing, polishing my proposal–which is ready to go except for–polishing. So, even […]

Never on Sunday?

| September 27, 2009

I’ve mentioned this before–I don’t often post on the weekends, but rain in our area has apparently sent the satellite into perhaps fatal shock, so I thought I’d just catch up–from the coffee shop again. Also, I’m working on a 2-page synopsis for the three chapters I have–yay!–finished for my new proposal, and I need […]

Lots of Saturday!

| September 19, 2009

Well, lots to do on Saturday. My local RWA chapter is holding our monthly meeting, and a friend is coming with me. Yay–get to chat all the way there about writing–and exactly how to solve all the problems of the world. Just yesterday, my girl said of her father, who was slicing brisket for dinner–“If […]