Almost done with the short synopsis. Well, almost done writing it. Then I have to actually pare it down to one page. Luckily, the first draft might not go longer than a page and a quarter. But I ask you this: is it bad that I’m really, really tempted to sneak “Aliens arrive on the […]

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Meme Time

I decided to stick around. I like this too much to stop.___________________ Tia did this meme yesterday, and I thought maybe I would follow suit and do it today. 1. Do you outline?Not in any great detail, no. If I start feeling stuck or blocked, I might sketch out possible routes, but I generally just […]

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Getting Ready

Here is my querying status as of today: Short Synopsis: Finished. Long Synopsis: Needs one more revision. Query Letter: Picture perfect, I think…I’ll know after I scan it fifteen more times. Printer: Finally in the same state that I’m in, and working, too! Stamps: Could use some more. Am I ready? Not quite, but I […]

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Quick Update

Just to let everyone know…still no internet, but we finally have furniture. Yaaaay! No more leaky air mattress! If we don’t have internet by tomorrow, I’ll go to Starbucks and do a longer post. But for now, I’ll pique your interest…I’m a winner (and not of the Canadian Lottery)! Actually, I’m a winner x2! Now […]

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Busy Busy Busy

Busy with packing, receiving bizarre prank phone calls, and other fun last minute stuff. Will update from Virginia whenever we get our internet connection up and running.

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A Few Notes

I have evidently reached that point in the novel-writing process when I am absolutely, 100% positive that I suck, and I’m totally screwing up a great idea. Don’t worry–I’ve been here before. I’m quite familiar with the territory. I know my way around. I do, however, think it’s too early to have Professional Juggler Syndrome […]

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Changing Your Habits

So I went up to my usual hangout last night, and wrote about 1000-1250 words while various people came and went, stopped by to chat, and hung out. I’ve mentioned before that I usually handwrite my stuff first, in chunks, then transfer it to the computer. Also, I did a crossword. Now, let me just […]

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Mark it Down

Just taking a quick break to say I hit 35,000 words today. Oh…and a year ago tomorrow, I started my second book (currently working on the third). Back to work.

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Back…for now.

First of all, before you do anything, please read about YA author Maureen Johnson’s trials and tribulations with the Bartlesville, OK school district and its attempts to ban her book. Then, if you feel so inclined, please sign the petition to stop this. Well, that was an interesting little hiatus. I spent several days at […]

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It’s 5 a.m., and I’m awake. Why? Because the cat needed some lovin’, so he started licking my ear and purring so loudly I thought a small helicopter had landed in our room. At 3:30 a.m. Yaaay for kitties…she said through a wide yawn. Writing Status: Synopsis is in progress. I wrote a short story […]

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