Monthly Archives: January 2008

Join Our Team (please, please, please)

TweetOMG, I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is better than oatmeal. This is better than an armful of library books. This is better than finishing a draft. My Beloved Husband and I are going to make a difference. We’ve joined the Team in Training, a kick-butt group that raises money for cancer research for the Leukemia […]
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TweetChapter 20, which has been giving me fits for days, is finally done. HA! I’m pretty sure it’ll be heavily reworked in the next draft, but for now, it’s good enough and I’m stoked to be moving on. Is anyone else confused by this? Along with the very exciting news that I get to move […]
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carrying home the KW coals in a copper box

TweetNow I’m home, which means playing catch-up, unpacking suitcases, and setting my sights on the work again. Thank you to everyone who made Kindling Words such a special experience! I have more photos, but frankly, Kate Messner’s are much better, so you should look at hers. Thank you, Kate, for being so handy with a […]
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the kindling catches and blazes

TweetIt’s going to take a while to think through all I experienced this weekend, but I wanted to post a couple of photos and say a few things while I am waiting for my ride to the airport. (For those co-retreaters who asked me to post the final quote from my presentation this morning, I […]
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The fires blaze

Tweet Gregory McGuire, who gave one of the funniest introductions I’ve ever heard for tonight’s keynote speaker, Linda Sue Park. Katie Davis and Jane Yolen!!!! Sara Zarr in the cute Utah hat sitting with Kate Messner. Wendy Mass and me. The outstanding and magnificent Vera B. Williams! The food continues to be tempting…. Breakfast fruit […]
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shifting gears

TweetMy presentation this morning was fun – now it’s back to work on chapter 20. Before I do, two things I’d like you to peek at. This makes me so sad. This fascinates me. Wow!!!! What do you think?
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Starting to rub the sticks together

TweetI am in Burlington VT, taking a break from chapter 20, to say how exciting it is to be here at the Kindling Words retreat! There are old friends here, and people I’ve been looking forward to meet. Oh, and there is food. No, not your typical rubber chicken fare. This retreat is held at […]
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polishing presentation, packing for take-off

TweetBy this time tomorrow, I’ll be on my way to Kindling Words. I have about 48 hours of work to do before I leave. It’s going to be a long day. Re: Heath Ledger. So very sad, so awful for his loved ones. I am syndicating this blog to Amazon Connect. It’s a terrific idea, […]
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on trying to be a pro

TweetThe snow stopped, so our lake effect storm was a brief one (compared to last February). We wound up with almost four feet, but the driveway is plowed, the streets are plowed, we were able to get out yesterday afternoon. Oh, and school is open today. In Fulton, NY, (a few towns over) the roof […]
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True this

Tweet I still believe, too. We’ve had almost three feet of snow in the last twenty-four hours. Needless to say, we’re staying home today. scribble, scribble, scribble, scribble, scribble…..
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