Tag Archives: 2008 resolutions

Starting the New Year on the Right Foot (or maybe the left…)

TweetTHAT was a good, long winter’s nap. If you don’t remember (it’s been a while since I posted, explanation coming up), by mid-December, I was a wee bit of a mess. The book tour was fun, but long, and I got sick as soon as I unpacked my suitcase. This was my body’s way of […]
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Sources, Milestones & Goals… oh, my

TweetThere is so much spinning going on in the world of American politics, you’d think they’d all be nauseous by now. I know I am. The one thing that writing historical fiction has taught me is that layers of interpretation can quickly distort a fact into a myth. Add to that the biased media (which […]
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Stumbling and Balancing & WFMAD Day 14

TweetAllow me brief rant about messing up. Kids do it all the time. Teenagers are the lord and masters of messing up (though it makes them cringe and their face break out). By the time we get to be adults, most of us will do anything to avoid messing up because it’s embarrassing and horrifying. […]
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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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weekend away

TweetI love my kids, just love them. We snuck off to PA for the weekend to see Daughters #1 and #3, as well as do some research and speak to some college classes. We ate a lot of good food, hung out with the girls and their friends, and laughed until our sides ached. They […]
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Writing questions & paperback date

TweetIt’s hard to believe that a year ago that I was getting ready for the TWISTED book tour, and was a nervous mess waiting for people to read the book. It’s kind of weird because this week – seemingly out of the blue – I have gotten many letters and emails from teen readers about […]
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continuing the conversation

TweetA thread about writing popped up in the Comments yesterday. Since some people don’t read the Comments, I figured it would be more useful if I responded here. The first question was: Because of the crushing deadlines you (and many other authors) encounter, have you ever thought of an additional scene that you might have […]
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quick breath

TweetI am dashing outside the Cave of Revision for a quick breath of fresh air. All is going fairly well. I am working long days, but love being so submerged in my story. One of the characters is now found only on the cutting room floor. Eliminating her cleared up all kinds of structural problems […]
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Huzzahs and magnifying glasses

TweetWe got about 18 inches of snow yesterday. The Forest looks like someone painted it with thick fondant icing. I drove through a white-out down to Syracuse (where they didn’t get any of the storm at all, not even a flake) so I could talk about writing historical fiction to a group of teachers. These […]
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Cranking, as opposed to cranky

TweetIf you wake up all night long thinking about your book, you should probably get up early and write. And change the plans you had for the day. So that’s what I am doing today. Lake Placid Half-Marathon countdown: 132 days Please donate to fund our race against cancer! 2008 Resolution Tracker Week 5 – […]
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