Monthly Archives: March 2011

Books Read in March

Okay, so this list is going to show you just what I haven’t been up to this month. *The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. I like a book that can laugh at itself. Maybe this one takes a little too long to do it, but it was a decided (and fun) left-turn from where I usually […]

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Tap, tap… is this thing still on?

Oh, there you are. Oh, here I am. It has been a crazy, busy few days, and that is all the excuse I have for leaving blogland in the dust. I taught biotechnology and chemistry on Thursday. It was grand. Fun. I mean it. And then the Wilhites gathered around the computer to watch basketball. […]

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And, in other news…

* Kid 1 hates to drive, apparently. I thought it was just hating to drive with her Dad, but it seems that she’d be happy to never, ever get behind a wheel. Hm. * I made banana and apple muffin batter this morning. For the next few breakfasts. (That’s banana muffins. And then apple muffins. […]

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At Least vs. If Only

I’ve read quite a bit lately about this phenomenon of thinking – and I’m way too lazy to link to any of it. Sorry. A little. But here’s the Becca version-distillation of the thing – some people live in the “If Only” world. If only I were lovely. If only I were brilliant. If only […]

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I just want it all, is that so much to ask?

So I went to the eye doctor this month. And he laughed at me. Again. My eye doctor is several things, but funny is not one I would think to label him with. A close-sitter? Yes. Efficient? Yes. Able to remember if he’s on “Two? Or three?” or if he’s on “Six? Or seven?” Yep. […]

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This is Fun.

I’m a real substitute teacher. It’s fun. It is. I still have a 5000 words/week writing goal. There will be weeks I don’t make it. And that will have to be okay. But I made it last week. And today I get to teach Kid 4’s class. Which is adorable in all its first-grade glory. […]

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Query Class

So writers know that the most intimidating part of the writing process is not the novel, it’s the query letter. (Do writers know that? Or am I the only one scared of a 4-paragraph letter?) Anyway. I’m teaching Query Class to Mrs. G’s 8th grade honors lit classes today. And we’re making a great project. […]

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… If I Wrote Really Fast

Here’s how my life would be different if I were a speedy writer: * I’d have more finished novels in my finished novels folder (more than the ones that are in there now, and there are more than a couple). * I’d have many thousands of new words in my WIP. The words are coming, […]

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