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TweetI revised all weekend. What about you? If you are working on NaNoWriMo or just putting pedal to the medal to finish a draft, you might want to read the Tips on Writer’s Block I wrote for the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program. Because of the intense revision schedule I’m on, I need to issue a […]
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Behold! My writing cottage unveiled!

Tweet::sounds a fanfare::Without further ado, I bring you the greatest gift a writer can ever receive:
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No worries, mate – Friday Five Plus One, turtle edition

TweetI didn’t mean to alarm anyone by not posting for a week. Things have been a bit busy. Mostly with good stuff, but at such a fast pace I haven’t had blogging time.First – A wee movie for your enjoyment. This turtle belongs to my daughter, OfficeMouse. When she got the turtle, it was smaller […]
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A long weekend’s worth of links & deviled egg inquiry

TweetI am slowly transitioning from insane farmer woman back to being a writer who gardens a little. By the end of the weekend, the new vegetable plots should be finished, seedlings in, and seeds sown. And it’s a good thing because I am itching to get back to writing. All the travel and work stress […]
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Appreciating your goodness and harvesting rocks

TweetWow. You guys are incredible. I can’t begin to express how much your comments and emails about the New York Times discussion board kerfuffle meant to me. Thank you, thank you!!! I am blessed to have such kind readers and friends! Because of the stress from the past six months of travel, and losing my […]
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Candles lit in the gloom & cottage pics

TweetIt’s a dreary day in the Forest, but we have candles lit and good music playing to chase the gloom away. (Linguistic tangent: The OED does not think “gloom” is in anyway connected to or descended from the Old English word “glóm”, which describes the growing darkness at twilight. What kind of tea are they […]
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Contest winners & Bob the Builder

TweetWe have winners!!!! Last night Queen Louise ordered her squires to participate in the Official Drawing of the Names. They dutifully complied. drum roll…….. The winners of custom WINTERGIRLS laptop (or phone) skins are: Jennifer Forgotten! Mindi Scott! Tressa Korson! Kara Huck! You’ll be receiving an email from Queen Louise with the details about what […]
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Magic Window Update & much scurrying about

TweetWINTERGIRLS comes out in 5 days…. So, what does an author do in the days before book tour? This author has been very busy with interviews. I had a great one yesterday with a reporter from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and have a bunch more lined up for next week. Today I hope to finish the […]
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Book celebration & roof research

TweetTHE BOOKS ARE HERE!! THE BOOKS ARE HERE!!! Honestly, I think my UPS man loves me best. Not many of his other deliveries jump up and down and scream when he shows up. Here they are! Drum roll……. So much work all wrapped up in a drop-dead gorgeous cover. If you’re interesting in hearing me […]
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Sunshine and magic window

TweetOK, no clouds or grumbling today. Just fun. First, some fun announcements. The BCCB has given WINTERGIRLS its 5th starred review!! Thank you, BCCB! The audio version of WINTERGIRLS has won an Audiofiles Earphones Award. (I wonder if it comes with a statue of giant earphones…) I had a very nice note from the narrator, […]
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