I Miss Summer Break

Posted Aug 7 2013 in , , , , , , ,

Yes, I know it’s technically still summer, but this year has been too busy for me to enjoy it. I’m also very aware that for most people, summer is simply another season that doesn’t necessarily mean much. But for me, summer has always been the time to kick back and relax. I’ve always had summers […]

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Summer of All the Words

Posted Jun 10 2013 in , , , , , ,

For the past week, I’ve been participating in Summer of All the Words (#SoATW). The concept was created by a couple of writer friends of mine, Clara Kensie and Erica O’Rourke. They are both YA authors, and as I’ve said before, it’s always good to surround yourself with brilliance. If you click on their names, […]

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Friday Favorites – Banned Books, Anniversaries, and Fun

Posted Oct 5 2012 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This past week was Banned Books week. For those of you who might not be aware, Banned Books week celebrates openmindedness. As a teacher, I loved Banned Books week. I started the year with a whole unit on Banned Books. The great thing about it was that I taught kids who were amazed that books […]

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Stuck

Posted Jul 5 2012 in , , , , , , ,

It’s summer time and as I’ve said before, the kids are home most of the time, which makes writing harder. My writing has always slowed down over the summer, but right now, I’ve been feeling a little stuck on my WIP. It always happens at about the halfway point for me in any book. The […]

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Friday Favorites – Slacker Edition

Posted Jun 8 2012 in , , , , , , , , , , ,

As the title suggests, I’m still slacking. I think it’s going to take me awhile to get used to the whole summer schedule. In the past, all I had to squeeze in around my kids was my work-from-home day job and my writing. Now, I’m teaching part-time and trying (and not necessarily succeeding) my hand […]

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Friday Favorites – the Quick Edition

Posted Apr 27 2012 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I’m writing this Thursday night with a bit of a migraine hangover (at least I hope it’s totally gone) because I’m going to be busy all day tomorrow at my chapter’s conference Chicago Spring Fling. It’s going to be amazing, assuming I can keep the migraine at bay. Speaking of migraines, Marianne Hansen has a […]

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Friday Favorites – Yoda, Ferris, & Writing

Posted Mar 23 2012 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

After more than a week of fabulous warmer than normal weather here in Chicago, it’s a rainy, miserable day. But, I do have some great posts for you to click through: Fun Stuff: Marcy Kennedy writes about how Yoda was wrong. Now, I’ve mentioned before how Yoda is huge at our house, so my gut […]

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Friday Favorites and Turning 40

Posted Mar 2 2012 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Before I get to my mash-up of awesome links for the week, I have something to show you. I recently had a birthday and I guess it was supposed to be a big one (see the title). I’ve said it before, I’m not much for celebrating for myself, but my best friend and I got […]

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Friday Favorites – Writing and Publishing

Posted Feb 24 2012 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

For my Friday Favorites posts, I usually try to find a balance of fun and educational posts to offer as links. This week, however, is a little heavy on the being a writer posts. There were just too many to try to narrow them down more. Being a writer– Trish Loye Elliott posted 10 ways […]

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Beginnings

Posted Feb 21 2012 in , , , , ,

When I started this blog, I mentioned that I came to romance later than most romance writers. When it comes to writing, I’ve been doing that a lot longer, but I still started later than many. When you read author bios, so many say that they’ve known they wanted to write since they could hold […]

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