Monthly Archives: October 2009

How About THIS?

A teacher, stressed out with school, his band, and the community theater play he’s got a huge role in, invites an EMT to do a presentation in his class. On the very day the EMT is presenting, the teacher has an actual heart attack during class. IN school. In front of his students. The kind […]

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Help! Help!

Okay, it’s not like this is an emergency. I don’t need anyone’s kidney. Just really great ideas for yearbook themes. My WIP needs a terrific yearbook theme, and I’ve got nothing. If you leave me theme ideas, the greatest one will be in my book, and will even be the title (*gasp*) if it rocks […]

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"What Are They DOING?"

Last night, after a few family board games, Husband and I snuck into the office* so he could show me some photos he’s been working on. Have I mentioned that he’s brilliant, photo-wise? He also started blogging **recently, but it’s mostly pretty, pretty photos (the words come, too, though). Anyway, so the Kids were playing […]

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Busy Time

I love, love it when there’s nothing to do. Sometimes I get a paralyzing, breath-constricting, sleep-stealing anxiety when there is too much going on. Like now. Somehow I thought that spending the past hour writing it all down would calm me. If I could get it on a schedule, I reasoned, it would all seem […]

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Mama Train

For more than fourteen years, I have considered my job as an exercise in futility. The job? Motherhood. The futility? Everything I do today must be redone tomorrow, and nobody notices a single thing I do… unless I don’t do it. Over and over and over. Do you know this feeling? The second the laundry […]

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Another Day, Another School

You know how some people are insufferable about telling you how cute their kids are? I just want you all to know I’m refraining. I’m meeting with the “Young Authors’ Club” at Kid 1’s high school today. Kid 1 is not involved. She thinks writing anything longer than a Facebook status update is akin to […]

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Yea for Visiting!

Last week I talked to Mrs. Hall’s 4th grade class about all things authory. We had a pretty good time, if I do say so myself. They had good questions and great ideas. One thing we talked about was goal setting. How we can get a real sense of accomplishment from setting, monitoring, measuring and […]

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Mini-Exerpt

“After reading a couple hundred of those books, you know, hypothetically speaking, you start to see that there’s not that much difference between a romance and an epic fantasy. You’ve got your quest, sometimes involving a ring, and your hero who will stop at nothing to do what he has to.” – RRO

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