Archive > October 2010

No, I am not dead.

It’s been awhile since I’ve checked my little blog page, let alone write anything on it. But I am still alive…albeit, trapped in the bubble of reality where I don’t feel like I ever get much done, but somehow that takes all day. There have been a few days this past week where I should [...]

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Oh to be a child again.

So, it’s only taken me around the ballpark of ten years or so to come up with my storyline…the other day, my four year old wrote a book in the car on the way home from Grandma’s house. It went something like this: Once there was a Froggie. He went outside to play, but his [...]

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False fingers.

The expression “to write something down” suggests a descent of thought to the fingers whose movements immediately falsify it.¬† ~William Gass, “Habitations of the Word,”¬†Kenyon Review, October 1984 I was so ready to write the other day. I had finally made it to the part of my book that I’ve been dying to write! These [...]

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Are we there yet?

It is a running joke in multiple movies, cartoon strips, annoying jokes…little did you know that it was inspired my my four year old. We had the exciting opportunity to drive up to Salt Lake this afternoon – a daunting task for a mom with two kids who have the attention span of house flies. [...]

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What’s the number of the day?

Eighteen chapters!!! I have written eighteen chapters…plus a prologue! Do you know what this means? I only have twelve left to go! I can barely contain myself, if you can’t tell by the excessive use of exclamation points. And, the icing on the cake…I actually know what is supposed to happen in half of those [...]

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Life as I know it.

I have come to a conclusion about my blog…I can’t keep writing about writing. If I do, I really won’t have much to write about. The facts are these: my life does not revolve around writing, more like my writing revolves around my life and sneaks its way in every now and then. I am [...]

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It’s raining, it’s pouring…

Last night we had a rather spectacular thunder storm. I was laying on my kids’ floor, keeping guard until they went to sleep (little one thinks it’s funny to escape when I’m not there and it’s easier to intimidate her to sleep than to have to put her back in bed every 2 minutes). The [...]

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LIfe-changing Blog

I got the sweetest comment on one of my posts this morning…my blog apparently helped someone, suffering with the difficulties of having English as their second language, successfully make it through their graduate program. My little blog changed someone’s life! I feel so fulfilled. Oh wait, that was spam.

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Literary Poll

I can’t make up my mind, so I’m sending it to the masses. On my site, I have the prologue and first chapter of my book posted so that I can get a general reaction as to whether or not people would be interested in reading the story. Here’s my dilemma: One of the key [...]

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