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Boo, hoo…who?

So, I finally broke down and wrote the clincher part of my story. The epicenter, the essence, the heart and soul; aka: the one scene that my entire book originated from. And I cried. I boobed the whole way through. My little four year old thought I was losing my mind, sitting on my bed [...]

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Remember me?

Oh yeah, I’m that one person writing a book…and writing a blog about writing a book. Whatever happened to said blog? Said blog has become the latest victim in what is called ‘nesting.’ My husband let me paint one wall in our house and, boom! I now have to paint my entire house. You think [...]

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Motherly wisdom.

I have learned some very valuable lessons this past week from my children. Here are my top 3. 1. Never, under any circumstance, allow your husband to leave for work while you are in the shower if you have a 2 year old. The result? Marker mayhem! 2. When both kids decide to hang out [...]

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Eight is great.

Do I dare get excited? I am finally in the single digits! I have 8 chapters left to write! Granted, I only get about a paragraph out at a time these days, so I’m not sure what my ending date figures out to be at that rate, but at least I can see the light [...]

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The money tree.

I hate money. I might love it if I had any of it, but sadly, that just isn’t the case. I want to replace my carpet and repaint my house, but I have to pay off a vacuum, a credit card, a car, and a fence first…no fair! The vacuum is great, but it should [...]

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Is it Christmas yet?

I love Christmas! And I am so excited this year for my kids’ presents. A couple of years ago, we did a big splurge for our then 2 year old, only to discover that she loved the first thing she got and ignored the rest. Sure, as the year progressed, she discovered those many presents [...]

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Big news.

All right, so the big news is….number three is on its way! That’s right, I’m prego. Wonderful and exciting for our family, killer for my story. For anyone out there who has been pregnant, this funny thing happens to your mental capacity: it goes kaput. This time around has been really bad for me too. [...]

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Tacked on.

After much debate and inner turmoil…I have decided to post 2 more chapters of my book. I’ve been getting a lot of the same questions/critiques from the prologue and chapter 1, and before I perform open heart surgery on my story I want to make sure that it is necessary. Please take a peek and [...]

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Gobble, gobble.

Eek! Is it really almost Thanksgiving? I’ve finished three more chapters, but I still have ten more to go…I don’t think I’m going to make my Christmas goal. Alas. But instead of wallowing in my lack of authoritative drive, I’d like to instead make a list of the things I’m grateful for. 1. I’m grateful [...]

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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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