Archive > September 2010

Over-the-hump Day.

I successfully managed to write an entire 2 pages worth the other day! I only wasted half of the kids’ nap time doing who knows what, but at least I was productive for the last stretch. When I first started writing, I couldn’t make myself push through the unknown regions of my story, so I [...]

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Back in the saddle.

I haven’t posted in little while. Mostly because when you have a blog about writing a book and you aren’t currently doing any work on said book, you don’t really have much to blog about. But! Both of my kids are asleep. Yes…miracles do happen. So, I’m going to write today. I am keeping my [...]

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Cat nap.

So, one of my characters had to make a profound statement. Problem. I have two kids which means that I have lost about 50% of my mind functionality with which I am trying to perform daily mundane tasks on top of writing a book. I don’t know how to do profound. In hopes of giving [...]

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The black hole.

I am in a slump of epic proportions. I have a plot hole – not life shattering, I don’t have to go back and rewrite everything, thank goodness – but it’s big enough to cause a headache and make me question, “Why did I think I could write a book?” The funny thing is that [...]

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Behold, the power of chocolate.

I am not tall – I am a scanty 5 foot nothin’. But guess what? I am taller than my 18 month old. I have longer legs, which equals a greater stride. How then, can you explain the frankly inexplicable fact that she can out run me? I’ll tell you…chocolate. I am convinced that there [...]

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Laughter is the best medicine.

I’m about half way done with my book, but I like to get feedback as I go along so that I can make changes now instead of working the entire book around something that’s no good in the first place. Just this weekend, I recruited one of my sisters to be my sounding block – mostly because I’ve [...]

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Mocking Jay: Caution, may contain spoilers

I know this comes about three weeks late, considering the fact that everyone in the nation has read this book already…but I finally got around to it, so now I get to post my thoughts, feelings, and inner mentations about the final book of the Hunger Games trilogy. Are you ready for this? I liked [...]

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Confession

I have a confession to make…I am an end reader. A complete and utter cheater when it comes to the sacred art of inhaling literature. If I’m not liking a book, I will skim ahead to find a part that I do like, just so I have a point to work towards. But that’s really [...]

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Road-trippin’ in a motorhome named Charly

Two days before our planned trip up north to the beautiful land of Oregon, my entire family caught the plague. Ok, so I exaggerate slightly…but that’s what it feels like! We almost didn’t go. But, let’s be honest, when your parents say, “Hey, we are going up to Oregon in the big ol’ motorhome that [...]

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Dream a little dream

I made the mistake of sleeping soundly last night. Usually my slumber is interrupted by Reese talking – no, yelling – in her sleep, or Connelly coming in to pay us a midnight visit (we’re trying to transition her from the crib to a real-life bed). But, to my delight, and later chagrin, I slept [...]

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