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Procrastination Is That Friend That You Hate To See But Love To Party With

I’ve got so much stuff to do. I should be working on my manuscript, working on my pitch for said manuscript for an upcoming writer’s conference, tackle various freelance design jobs, organize a class I’m teaching at a said writer’s conference, keeping my house at human occupation levels, and oh yeah, I’ve got an 8-5 …

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The Butterfly Effect Of Bad Handwriting

While perusing Reddit the other day I came across a post asking “What is one seemingly inconsequential decision have you made that changed your life?” Many of the responses were along the lines of randomly deciding to be nice to the new kid and thereby making a new best friend for life. Another recounted the …

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No Idea How To Act

I consider myself a pretty social person. That is to say, I’m not awkward in a group setting, and most of the time, I’m downright fun. Until I get around big time authors. Then I’m something of an idiot. The first time I met my now-good-friend Rosemary Clement-Moore I was such a moron. I didn’t …

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Winner of the Awesome

It’s time to Announce the Winner of the Autographed Copy of The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore. There were 88 comments in all. Holy moly, that’s whole lotta awesome, guys. Thanks for all the participation. I wish I had more books to give away. Well, I know why you’re reading this post… to find out …

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Blog Break #AmWriting

That’s right, I just used a twitter hashtag in the title of my post. Let’s just move past that, shall we? I am going to spend the rest of the week getting my book into shape so I can send it off to beta readers. But, I need two things from you… (What, you thought …

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Revising Reminds Me of Moving

Right now I am pretty much the busiest I have ever been. I am working back and forth a little with my agent of awesomeness on my book, my kid is doing the usual thing–dance classes, preschool, playgroups, etc., and oh yeah WE’RE MOVING. We’ve been packing and cleaning out closets, storage bins, etc. It’s …

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My Book In a Picture

My good friend Jason A. Myers wordled his book this morning, and because I am spending a lot of time on some editing notes for mine today I thought I’d follow suit. So, without further adue, I give you Sketch! Aw, it looks so cute like that. 🙂 Any gueses as to what the name …

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Self Doubt and Suckage

This writing thing’s a tough gig. You write a story–polish it until your eyes go crosseyed, and then query it to fabulous agents that you know can champion your book with the best of them. It’s all very exciting and fun-filled. But, then you wait…. …and you wait…. … and just when you thought you …

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Past or Present

Okay, I’ve had my book in both past and present tense, and I am STILL not sure which one is the way to go… so I have the first few lines written BOTH ways for your viewing pleasure. <br /> <a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1676901/” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1676901/”>Should Sketch McGee be written in past or present tense?</a><span style=”font-size:9px;” mce_style=”font-size:9px;”>(<a href=”http://www.polldaddy.com” …

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WiP Wednesday #4

24105 / 65000 words. 37% done! I officially made it past the 20k mark in my book! I feel like that is such a milestone. It’s when the book kind of starts gluing itself together and revealing all it’s juicy secrets to you. You start to fall in love with all the right characters, and …

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