Monthly Archives: January 2009

Interview Time

Almost. In just a couple of hours (after this, and a couple loads of laundry, and a school visit) I will have my first radio interview. And I am suddenly growing nervous. I’m just talking to a guy on the phone. I am telling him how delightful I am, and how charming Bright Blue Miracle […]

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Is it possible to sprain a lung?

I know it’s been a very long time since college – and even longer since my last really thorough Human Anatomy class – but I must know:  can a person sprain a lung?  I have been living with this dumb pain in the general vicinity of my left lung for several weeks. Here’s what it’s […]

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Ready to Submit

This morning, while not watching the inauguration, I’m doing the Un-American: Readying my next manuscript for submission. This is a good thing for the following reasons: Once I turn on the telly, I’ll stay in front of it until someone calls me away. This could take hours. The “readying” process consists mainly of double-spacing my […]

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Revisions

Revisions may not be the most fun part of writing for most people, because let’s face it — there’s lots of highlight-and-delete, and that can be depressing. And it’s even a little sad to have someone whose opinion you trust say “Um, that stinks.” But I have to say, revising is refreshing to me.  I […]

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Random Becca-ness

*I eat too fast. I’m somehow sure the next bite will taste better than this one. *I read too fast. I almost always have to reread a good book.  *I make hot breakfast every school day, including but not limited to: muffins, German Pancakes, whole-wheat pancakes (that everyone but Scott likes, and he’ll eat them), […]

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writing it out

I’ve been pounding out some backstory and setting up the setting for my next project. It’s more prewriting than I’ve done before, and it’s pretty fun. I’m getting set up with a lot of characters (major and minor) who have motivations and desires. This will surely help me when I come upon those pesky plot […]

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Ta-da

I’m proud to be able to report that it is now more than a week since I have had any sugar! Okay, that is not totally true. I’m eating fruit, and that’s practically all sugar. But I haven’t had any of the white crystalline kind, or even the white powdered kind, since sometime late December.  […]

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Fun in a Bookstore

So I went and looked at my shelves at a bookstore. My shelves. Several shelves. All mine. Someone is thinking positive, because there are lots and lots of copies of my book on shelves in Deseret Book Stores. And the book hasn’t officially come out yet! In February, hopefully there will be a whole lot […]

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