Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tell Me A Story

Did you know that when my first Kids were very small, I used to live in fear of the words, “Tell me a story”? Well, I did. I would read to them all day and all night and love every second of it. (Except for maybe the Cat. I have issues with the Cat.) But […]

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One, Two, Three

Dear Becca, You know that feeling? That one where you’re just POSITIVE that nothing is getting done, or getting done correctly, or getting done for the right reason? Me, too. So today, I want you to remember this: Start at the beginning. Get the first thing tackled. Step through it. And when it’s done, or […]

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Magic Details

Remember how I started doing some private writing lessons? Well. I did. And it is SO MUCH FUN. My Toodles (that’s what I’m going to call them, but they don’t know that yet) are so excellent. Our first session, we talked about details and how they tell us so much about a character. So I […]

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I’m still faithful to you, Emma Thompson.

And also Kate Winslet. It’s about Sense and Sensibility. For sure, the Emma Thompson/Kate Winslet/Hugh Grant version ranks among my top 5 favorite movies EVER. Ang Lee’s directorness is stunning (even though nobody goes Crouching Tiger in any scene – not that they shouldn’t, because wouldn’t we love to see that in the Willoughby Confrontation […]

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Warning: Popularity ahead.

Kid 1 got asked to Homecoming. (Yay! Homecoming!) And the boy is a cute friend, and he asked in a cute way [1]. And she’s so glad. Then she figured out a cute way to answer him [2]. And she’s so glad. And at the precise moment that she was answering this boy (who does […]

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Fun Things Happen

Here’s why a girl doesn’t blog for nearly a week: She has a birthday. She spends this birthday doing really fun things. She finds herself inundated by happy b-day messages here, there, everywhere and SHE LOVES IT. (Fear not. I am done referring to myself in the third person. This causes instant distress in all […]

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Good News: It’s NOT the Worst Book in the World

I’m revising. (Feel my pain here.) Actually it’s not so painful. I already had my requisite period of “Why am I even trying to write a book? This is the worst book ever written.” It happened during the drafting part. And that is awesome, let me tell you. It’s like duct-taping your hindparts into the […]

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Romancing the Education

My dad used to tell me I was really good at starting to get into learning about things. I took that as a compliment. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t. He meant that I was great at cracking open the surface of knowledge, looking at the sparkly center, and then putting it away. I studied several […]

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