Category Archives: Everyday Writing

Tomorrow I will Stare at a Blank Page . . .

I just sent the first draft of book 2 to my editor.  So, I have some time to kill before I hear back from her and get editorial notes and begin rewriting and revising.  It is thrilling, in a way, … Continue reading

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My Jo March Moment

So, a few weeks ago I received in the mail a thick, beautiful package.  It was hefty and I have to tell you, I’d been waiting years and years for that package. Some background: In seventh grade, I heard that … Continue reading

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School’s Out for Summer!

I am a creature of habit.   If we go to a restaurant, I usually order the same thing.  I park in the same parking spots.  I order the same coffee.  And I wear the same pair of socks every day … Continue reading

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I’ve Checked All I Can and I Can’t Check No More…Yeah, right.

Know what I do before I go to bed?  Check my alarm.  Sounds normal enough, right?  Except this is how I check my alarm (I use my cell phone). Set two alarms. Turn both on and off approximately ten times.  … Continue reading

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In a Melancholic State of Mind

You know those introductory acting classes where there’s a drama teacher telling a bunch of her students to scream, or cry, or tap into their emotions?  And they all do and look like a bunch of wild animals?  Anyway, I’ve … Continue reading

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What’s in a Title?

I’ve been thinking a lot about titles lately because it looks like I’m going to have to say goodbye to the original title of my YA novel, GOODBYE, CHARLIE.  I’m totally cool with this and from what I’ve seen, changing … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for a #1KWordChallenge Throwdown!

So, Amanda (from Amanda’s wrinkled pages) and I have been challenging each other to a type of literary throwdown. Last Thursday the challenge was to write 2000 words but there was no time limit, the next day 1000 words again … Continue reading

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