Monthly Archives: January 2007

TWISTED pics!

TweetAttention Teachers & Librarians – there is a special note to you at the bottom of today’s entry. Be sure to scroll down! BH survived Day One with The Knee. He was an excellent patient. Didn’t complain one bit when I brought out the rope and tied him to the couch. Not really. The Knee […]
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caring for a knee

TweetYesterday a nice doctor drilled three holes into the right knee of my Beloved Husband. He had permission to do this, of course, and had accommodated BH by giving him a shot before the operation that allowed him float away to happy land on the bubbles. Between the driving, and the drilling, and mucking around […]
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A heads-up for YA Librarians

TweetAlthough I can’t go (I’ll be at a writer’s conference – I will def be there next year), YOU should all go to the New York Comic Con. And then you should write to me and tell me the best parts. Many exciting things seem to be coming out of YALSA right now: 1. the […]
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Mad woman scribbling

TweetI feel like the White Rabbit, chasing after time, trying not to trip over disaster. It doesn’t look like I will need to extend the deadline…. my WIP should be in the hands of my editor a week from today, which is two weeks earlier than I thought. The goal is to publish the WIP […]
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Hello, Madison, Alabama! Hello, Orson Scott Card!

TweetBefore the writing update, some other news… I received word last night from Youth Services Librarian Lexie Robinson that SPEAK won an Ellie Award for Favorite Dramatic YA book in Madison, Alabama. The Ellies are awards voted on by the teens in their community, much in the spirit of the Emmys. Thank you, Madison!!! Yeah, […]
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I have…

Tweet… completely unrealistic writing goals today: a. dismantle, restructure, and rewrite two chapters b. clean up yesterday’s three chapters reorganizing c. a general dust and polish to the five chapters currently under scrutiny. I also have a magical elixir. (Dark roast, 1% milk, no sugar. Thank you, Steven!) Let the games begin! bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!
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Authors should marry well

TweetI’m working up in my office today (it’s the third floor loft) because it is warm enough to step away from the fireplace today. My husband just brought me a carafe of tea and a hot pad to put under my feet because while it is warmer, it is still a wee bit chilly (feels […]
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Not a day of rest

TweetThis past year I have been trying to take Sundays off from work, but that won’t be the case today. My goals for the day are ambitious: review yesterday’s work on Chapter 27, one more edit of Chapter 28 (which I think is in fairly good shape already ::crosses fingers::), and major reconstruction from the […]
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Saturday

TweetMore revision and writing and verifying obscure facts.
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More of the author at work

TweetI SO ROCKED THOSE CHAPTERS YESTERDAY! ::dancesdancesdancesdances:: It took from 7:30 – 5:30 but by all the gods above those two puppies (chapters 25 & 26) are done. I think. I hope. Well, they are in good shape for right now. And 25 wound up having a very sweet unanticipated turn of events, so that […]
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