Monthly Archives: April 2008

Baby Got Book

TweetSo you don’t know this about me yet, but I love, love, love the song “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot. It is an excellent running song that gets my feet moving much faster than normal. Picture me dashing down a country road singing the lyrics at the top of my lungs, disturbing wildlife with […]
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Counting raindrops and boxes on the calendar

TweetHappy is the gardener who gets her plants in the ground and her tools put away before the rain starts. I couldn’t help myself. I jumped the gun this weekend. The broccoli I planted will be fine when the temperatures drop below freezing later this week. It won’t bother the pansies either, though the hollyhocks […]
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Five Great Announcements

TweetDon’t know about where you live, but this morning is one of the most beautiful we’ve had in a while. When the Creature With Fangs and I stepped outside, she looked around and said “Dang! Why can’t it be like this all the time?” So, basking in natural goodness, I make Five Friday Announcements: 1. […]
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Speedwork

TweetThe New York trip = fun, productive, tiring. My daffodils = blooming. My desk = buried in work. 2008 = much too short. While I try to catch up on stuff, explore the following: One of the best English professors I know is celebrated. Central New York is holding a conference for teen cancer survivors. […]
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Country Girl In Big Apple

TweetSo after dwelling in the Cave of Revision (long hours, but a lot of fun, I must admit) I got up early on Monday morning and headed for the train station. Time to head to the Big City to meet with various editorial types. Monday was a Simon and Schuster Day. (They publish my historical […]
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It’s Almost Spring

TweetI dashed outside the Cave of Revision this morning and it’s true: it is almost Spring up here on the tundra. In fact, I think it will happen today, while I am deeply buried in my story. I won’t be able to haunt the Forest with my camera to pounce on the Absolute Moment, so […]
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Give & Receive Goodies!!!

TweetI’m emerging briefly from the Cave of Revision (where I had a very nice epiphany yesterday, thank you, and now I’m pretty sure I know how to fix the part that wasn’t working in this story) to check the calendar. Note: there is a chance to win free books ahead, including a collectible first edition. […]
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NESCBWI Recap and Wings

TweetWow! Those New Englanders know how to do it! BH and I spent a high-energy weekend at the New England chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrator’s” conference. It was HUUUUUUUGGGGGEE!. I think someone said there were 550 people there. Amazing. And incredibly well-organized. They even had vegan lunches for people who […]
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Brand New Writerlady Dot Com

Tweet:: trumpet fanfare plays and cymbals crash:: Web God Theo Black has finished the major website overhaul at my website, Writerlady.com! All Hail The Theo! All Hail The Theo! All Hail The Theo! Yes, there are nit-picky things to clean up, and yes, there are still a few things to be added, including a page […]
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Majoring in Creative Writing and other questions

TweetReaders questions are pouring in! Many folks are asking about one of my responses to Katrina’s questions earlier in the week about majoring in Creative Writing in college. I wrote: Don’t major in Creative Writing, but take some of the classes if the professor has a good reputation with the other students. This made some […]
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