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Finding Light in the Winter Bleakness of Rejection

Tweet As we approach Winter Solstice and Christmas (and just enjoyed Hannukah), your thoughts are likely drawn to the way we crave light in the darkness. If you are a writer, this means your thoughts drift to rejection. I wrote a guest blog post on how to triage rejection pain over at The Debutante Ball. […]
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Done!

Tweet::dances around office:: Taxes are done! Taxes are done! Taxes are done! Now they go to the accountant and (::crosses fingers::) he’ll review everything and tell me my estimated quarterly payments were enough. I promise that this week I will answer the extremely good questions about the writing process sent in by a bunch of […]
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One blizzard, 953 crazy people & countless vats of chili

TweetWhen you suspect you are a little crazy, it’s nice to have company. Yesterday BH & I ran in the 4th Annual Chilly Chili 5K Race in Cazenovia, NY. When we started running 18 months ago, 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) seemed an impossible distance to cover. Now that we’re training for the half-marathon (13.1 miles) […]
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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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Santa’s coming! I know him! I know him!

TweetIsn’t this an awesome day?????? Santa is already getting busy with it. It’s snowing again. We have sugar plums and rice pudding for the nisse in our future. And we have to watch Elf (which BH hates) so we can scream out all the best lines. After last minute hurrying and scurrying, we’ll head out […]
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laughing in the face of a blizzard

TweetGroup One of our College Horde arrived safely last night. Group Two should be here by lunch. Our plan is to feed them a pound of sugar each, then hand over all the Yuletide decorations and let them deck the halls. We are expecting 25 people for the family Christmas dinner (a little early this […]
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Up for a gulp of air

TweetWriting going well. First draft done. (That’s the one where I just write all the voices in my head.) Second draft started. (This is the one in which I have to make sense of Draft One. Much harder.) I will keep working on this until the Hordes of College Students descend upon us this weekend. […]
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My corner of heaven

TweetI’m sitting in the sunroom (yes, wearing sunscreen) so I can enjoy the view. What do you think? The Creature With Fangs loves snow. She gallops across the yard, maw hanging open so she can scoop up snow and eat it. Reminds me of a whale inhaling crill. What’s the weather where you are?
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Gazing in a crystal ball & contest to win a signed book

TweetAt about three this morning, a chunk of ice the size of a coffee table and six inches thick released itself from our upper roof and crashed into the roof of the sunporch, right outside my bedroom window. The impact put a sizable dent in the two layers of steel roofing. It also woke me […]
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Booktour hints

TweetI am on a dead run today, so this will be quick. Here are the states I’ll be visiting on booktour in March! (In chronological order) Arkansas Mississippi Florida Ohio Michigan Illinois Missouri Texas California New York Several states have multiple signings. Details tomorrow – I promise!!!! I ‘ll give cities, stores, times, everything. I […]
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