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WiP Wednesday #3

15046 / 65000 words. 23% done! Oh Snap!  Look at me! I hit the 15k word mark, and let’s face it, that just makes me a total pimp, right? I have been hard at work with good ‘ol Sketch McGee, and I love the twist the story has taken. Her super power has become more …

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Wow I need this swingset!

Okay, so they are giving away a friggin swingset over at Dad Blogs and I need the thing so bad! How much would Halle love that thing? I have always wanted one of them, and this one is from Kids Creations. The thing is this… we don’t actually have a swingset, but if we had …

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Book Cover Fun!

Okay… so someone is hosting a query letter contest to write the worst query letter possible… I felt that no query letter would be complete without an awesome book cover, so here’s mine…

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Temptation….

I am not very good at resisting temptation. In fact, I suck at it. I don’t want to say I was addicted to the World of Warcraft, because that sounds really sad… but if I told you the number of hours I played each day–well, you’d probably call some sort of video gamers anonymous hotline …

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Meet Sketch!

Okay, so in my mind… Sketch is so much cooler when she’s all cartoon character’d out. So I found this on the internet, played around to make it super sketch… and now I have her! I love her!  It’s so perfect! I just think this is total Sketch McGee. I have been writing like a …

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Overwhelmed!

Okay, so yesterday I was emotional… but today I am overwhelmed. Now that Hal is on the mend, I keep looking around the house, and there is just so much to be done! For starters, my cleaning lady quit. She got a job and isn’t able to clean our house anymore. At first I was …

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Mom! I Need That!

When I was a kid, we watched the commercials.  It was a part of television.  We used the commercials as a bathroom break, or sometimes we saw something we liked and begged our parents for it.  Occasionally, they would buy it for us. While the toys almost never lived up to their hype, we still …

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An effort to eat less meat

I am thirty. Nowadays, thirty is the new twenty. (I think I believe that mostly because I am thirty, but whatever.) But, the thirty year old body is not the same body as the twenty year old body.  I don’t think I can continue to survive off red meat and potatoes for every meal any …

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I am going frakkin nuts!

Okay, so Thursday night Halle woke up in the middle of the night complaining about her cheek.  For like a good hour I had no idea what she was talking about, then it suddenly dawned on me that her ear was hurting… Duh! So, I gave her some tylenol, laid down with her and eventually …

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Breathe!

Ahhh My first 1000 words are up at Miss Snark’s First Victim.  I am so stressed out seeing them there!  It will be okay though… and I know they will be much better after the commenters get done… right???

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I was thinking…

There once was a girl that was writing a book.  She was so busy typing this book that she was forgetting how important it was to not use a certain word in what was to be her manuscript.  I was trying to remember what that word was, but for some reason, even though it was …

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It’s giveaway time!

I won a giveaway over at The Maynard Moment but it is a pay it forward kind of giveaway… so I have to follow through! So, here are the rules: I will choose five comments randomly (with random.org of course) and then I will make you SOMETHING! Who knows what it will be– or when!  …

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A funny thing happened…

So, I started writing the other story because I just couldn’t take editing Seeing Clearly anymore, right? Well, guess what… now I can’t stop editing it! I am in love with my little book again, and I am having so much fun editing it! I guess I just needed to step out of the AMY …

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Can I start a new story?

So, there’s a story in my head… a new one… and it really wants to be written… but I am not finished through the first round of edits yet on my FIRST book… part of me really wants to table it and come back to it later, and the obsessive compulsive part of me wants …

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Editing is WOW!

So, I have started the first big initial edits on the book, and they are going okay, but they are way tougher than the first draft!  For the first draft, you just sit down and start writing… it kind of flows onto the page, and you just go with it.  I watched the story twist …

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Pandora can read my mind.

My Pandora thinks I am in love with musicals… screw you Pandora… and your accurateness.  Seriously, I thought I was keeping my need to jam it up to the Musical Stylings of RENT and Phantom of the Opera a secret, but leave it to the human genome project to figure out I wanted to spend …

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The Power of Twitter!

So, I posted the other day that I really wanted a cute little signature at the bottom of all my blog posts, and the Jaceman stepped up and helped me! First, he found my plugin that allowed me to have a signature, and then he even installed it on his OWN blog when I couldn’t …

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Woohoo! I just won!

Have I ever mentioned how much I love bloggy giveaways?  Well, I totally do!  I just won an Alice Cullen mini choker… I love Alice… and I love necklaces!  Thanks mammadawg!! She is still giving away TONS of stuff so get over there!

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Maybe the coolest cat ever?

My twitter (we’ve actually taken our friendship to the next level, we’re facebook friends now) …friend @juliebot has maybe the coolest cat ever… She writes in her purple blog all the time, and makes me laugh because her tiny Edward Cullen doll sleeps in her bunny cage, but the fact that she owns this cat… …

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Today is a Halle-Day!

So, I wrote about my creepy focus and how it makes me forget other things yesterday… today I am devoting the day to the daughter! She is very excited about it! We have an outing planned with friends, and I know that the girls will have fun. I love all these little random strip mall …

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Snow Day… take two?

So, yesterday, we woke up and there were already texts on my phone from my friends telling me that school was out for a snow day and did they want to move our plans up since we weren’t waiting on the school kids to get out for the day anymore… I was so confused, I …

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Sigh…

OKay, so tonight my book is horrible.  Every part of it I hate.  I glance up to look at something, and I catch a typo or just something I don’t like.  I think my characters are flat, my story is off, and that my big bad isn’t big or bad enough… it is quite frustrating! …

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So, Inauguration…

I woke up this morning to my twitter stream filled with people excited about tomorrow’s inauguration and others that were upset that it was happening.  There were people laughing at the people who thought everything would automatically change in one day, and there were others that were just optimistic that tomorrow was a new day.  …

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Hmm. I wanna blog, but…

So, I wanna blog, but I have so many things in my head right now that I don’t even know what to talk about… I mean there is the thing I have been blogging about a lot… writing… it scares me and makes me happy all at the same time… and then there is Twilight …

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Why 2008 didn’t suck…

Well, it’s the end of the year, I have spent the majority of the day finding places for all my kid’s new Christmas presents and emjoying the last day of the Christmas Tree and decorations… but now I guess it is time to sit back and reflect on the year… It was a good year… …

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Back to Normal…

Today is the day we go back to normal!  The day after the holidays when everything starts getting back to normal…you eat three meals a day again instead of one gigantic feast… You get up at a normal time instead of super early to travel or cook.  And you pick up the PILES of toys …

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Christmas was awesome!

Watching your kid run down the stairs on Christmas day to discover that Santa Claus has indeed brought her exactly what she asked for is one of the single coolest things that can happen as a parent.  It’s the kind of joy that I can’t even explain.  I can only wish that everyone else gets …

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