Monthly Archives: October 2011

Books Read in October

So maybe I was busy. Or maybe I was writing. A lot. But here’s what I managed to get through this month. And I liked it very much, thank you. * OBSESSION by Traci Abramson. A shivery, shuddery stalker novel written by the coolest lady/former CIA ninja you’ll ever know. A little outside the box […]

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Busy, busy…

I’ve been subbing and finishing a book (written by Mr. Louis L’Amour, not by me) and helping a little with the high school play (Beauty and the Beast, and you so want to come see it) and doing house-ish stuff (the usual bread-y and clothing-ish and sweep-like stuff) and thinking about losing 15 pounds and […]

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Update: Again

Okay, so I’ve done another pass on Fifth Gift. And it’s improving. I think. Another one down. Several more to go. (Remember that I have theories? There’s one that says it’s my job to get the manuscript as clean as I possibly can before I subject anyone else to it. And that’s where I am. […]

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Look. More History.

My Uncle R. sent me this photo. He is the family historian I’ve mentioned before. And he has a great deal of patience to find and deliver pieces of history. Like this one. This is my big brother. See how he’s cute? Yeah, still. But more old. And hairy. Just saying. See how he’s probably […]

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Primary Program Highlights

If you are a non-initiate, let me tell you that the Primary Program is the LDS church’s idea of  “taking a break” or something. Okay, that’s not true at all. It’s a chance. An opportunity. A pleasure (after it’s over). One Sunday a year, the kids’ organization takes over the whole worship service. I happen […]

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School is fun, too — I mean it.

I had so much fun teaching 7th and 8th grade yesterday that I almost wanted to do it full time. Even in the classes where kids looked at me with slack jaws and glazed-over eyeballs, it was fun to have a chance to explain something to people who were listening (mostly). We read an article […]

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Dangerous Revisions

Um. Did you know that there’s the possibility of making your story worse through the revision process? I just thought you might need one more thing to be afraid of. But, really? Revision is coming along. I did many pages this morning, and plan to do some more after I take care of a couple […]

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Curly Girlie

When she was little, we curled her hair in those fat-pencil rollers almost every week. It prevented the brushing, which thing (the brushing, not the prevention) she really hated. And Daddy was convinced that she behaved better less hideously when she was curly. In any case, she has always had some pretty great hair. She […]

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