Category Archives: Am writing

Quick check in …

… to let you know about what’s coming up. BANNED BOOKS WEEK, September 23-29: A week to read/support books that have been banned or challenged, as well as the authors who’ve written them. Find out more here, a site hosted … Continue reading

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Still here

It’s been more than two months since my last post — an unintended break due to nothing but sheer laziness, concomitant with retirement: no deadlines! But, actually, I do have a deadline. Nothing looming precipitously, but I have a biggie … Continue reading

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The universe sends me a message

And I try not to ignore it. This was yesterday’s Astronomy Picture of the Day. Beautiful, yes. Historically fascinating, indeed. Appealing, without a doubt. And meaningful to me because this object makes an appearance in my current work-in-progress, on which … Continue reading

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Avid reader

I had to share this photo, which came from a friend. The reader is her granddaughter, caught up in Kenning Magic‘s story of Noni’s search for the Book of Spells. The sequel, Kenning Stars, is progressing through its first revision, … Continue reading

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Good grief!

What happened to December? I get sidetracked by work and family visits, and what do I find but an entire month has swept by. Yet I can’t let 2017 end without one more post on this poor neglected blog. So … Continue reading

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Winning isn’t everything

Here I am again, the good side of NaNoWriMo’s finish line. I’m far from the first to cross it, and in just 2 more days, a few hundred thousand other writers across the globe will have joined us. It’s a … Continue reading

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Quicksand in the “muddy middle”

A brief check-in: I’m a bit over 13K words short of my 50K goal, and have only 7 days left! And just when I needed them most, Grant Faulkner’s comforting words came via NaNoWriMo’s Pep Talk series: View the blank … Continue reading

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