Author Archives: Lizzie Ross

About Lizzie Ross

in no particular order: author, teacher, cyclist, world traveler, single parent. oh, and i read. a lot.

A slow month …

… but I’m not complaining. Despite binge watching Netflix programs (I keep threatening to cancel my subscription, but then I don’t, because another series grabs me — I blame Titus Andromedon), in January I still managed to finish several books, … Continue reading

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The Last Ten Books Tag

This post is inspired by one from Calmgrove, who was himself inspired by one at AnnaBookBel, who borrowed the idea from someone else, and so on and so on. I’m at least 5th generation on this thing, and I hope further … Continue reading

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Turning

New year, new aims, to include writing and reading but (sorry) a bit less blogging. Short posts, for a while at any rate. The holidays put a dent in my revising energy (in this case, “dent” = chasm too wide … Continue reading

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A fountain of youth

Originally posted on Calmgrove:
Natalie Babbitt: Tuck Everlasting Bloomsbury 2003 (1975) Who wouldn’t want to live forever? To extend one’s life so that one could savour life to the full, have new experiences, perhaps even be invulnerable to injury? There…

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Jumping right in

Not “weeks”, but “one day” later (and minus the sherry), I’ve begun the revision which, truth be told, is every bit as “loathsome” as described in TUH. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be crankier than usual as I try … Continue reading

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Coasting

Unlike Mr Earbrass when he finished his first draft of TUH, I didn’t spend the day after just wandering aimlessly through my apartment, although that was tempting. Usually I give myself a month’s break, but this year is different — … Continue reading

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And that wraps up another NaNo

I crossed the finish line at 9:30 am NYC time, and what a wonderful feeling that is. I now have a first draft, and I get to spend the rest of the day feeling like I’ve done something. Here’s Mr. … Continue reading

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