Monthly Archives: September 2007

Um, attention, body clock?

TweetI keep waking up really early. Part of it is the story in my head, my new WIP. I don’t know what else to blame it on. I have been a perky early riser for decades. My normal alarm was set for 6am and I could get up with no problems. But since I’ve been […]
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Looking for answers

Tweet I want a magazine that refuses advertisements that use these deceptive dollbaby images. I want models who don’t look like lollipops. I want Hannah Montana to stop grinding her hips when she dances in front of an audience of 9-year-olds. What do you want from the worlds of fashion and entertainment? To balance out […]
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TweetPlease watch this – Mayor Jerry Sanders (Republican) of San Diego. It takes a lot of guts to admit that you have learned something, and grown, and changed your mind. It takes even more guts to stand up for the rights of gay people, especially if you are a conservative politician. Mayor Jerry Sanders of […]
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The difference between being a “Writer” & an “Author”

TweetThe writing has gone well this week. And that’s all I want to say about that because I am getting superstitious. The other stuff I’ve been doing made me think about the differences between being a writer and being a published author. So, a list. maybe this is my Friday Five. 1. A writer writes […]
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Winning weekend

TweetThis is going to be a quick entry to start the week. I feel like I have one hundred bazillion things to do and not enough hours in which to do them. That’s the bad news. The good news is I had a fantastic, energizing weekend and I am chomping at the bit. The Mexico […]
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One down, xxxxx to go

TweetYep, I did it. Wrote Chapter One of my new WIP yesterday. Now if I could just have about two hundred days in a row like that, I’ll be in good shape. (No, it won’t have two hundred chapters, but I need lots of time for revision.) It’s almost 7am which is when I get […]
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TweetI am finally beginning to feel the burn-out that dogged me all summer begin to fade away. This is officially a Good Thing. That balanced life of awareness, intention, hard work, and fun is on the horizon! I am almost through the brainstorming draft of my new YA. This is the fast and dirty draft: […]
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Reader question about writing process

TweetOn my Facebook Wall, Robert W. from Michigan asked a great question: …But, especially with you working on your next novel, how is it you approach each book? What is your general approach to writing a book? Your novels always seem SO carefully pieced together, and I’ve never read endings better than the ones to […]
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There is another star in the sky

TweetAuthor Madeleine L’Engle has died. This interview makes me very sad that I never had the chance to meet her. What do you think about
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Late Night Critter Adventures in the Forest

TweetSo yesterday was the worst allergy day of the year, hands down. I sneezed and sneezed and sneezed (terrifying the dog) and then my asthma flared up and I coughed and coughed and coughed (alarming my Beloved Husband). I sneezed and coughed so much that I messed up my back, and started walking around the […]
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