Category: writing

Good News

First, my plane did not crash. (Make that planes, five of them, and not a single one crashed. What luck!) So I am back at home, alive, perfectly able to edit my draft novel/monstrosity before anyone reads it. But after two weeks vacation, I really don’t feel like… Continue Reading “Good News”

Writing vs. Editing

On Monday, I finished the first draft of my new novel for the 10+ age group. (No time to blog with that on my plate.) As I was writing the last scenes, I brimmed with excitement, tears, sighs, joy, wonder, etc. The words, “I love it!” kept… Continue Reading “Writing vs. Editing”

Illustrations and other Surprises

I opened an email last week to find a message from my editor at Kids Can Press with a file attachment showing the revised roughs of my first picture book. What a treat! I can’t include a picture here, of course. You’ll have to wait… Continue Reading “Illustrations and other Surprises”

Rewards of Research

I’ve been researching nursery rhymes for a silly early reader. I’ve discovered long-winded versions of many short familiar rhymes. The famous little star twinkles through five verses; children go round the mulberry bush half a dozen times; Jack and Jill go home and get whipped by their mother; the girl with the… Continue Reading “Rewards of Research”

Stupid Procrastination Attempts

Did your need to procrastinate ever lead you to a really dumb decision? In the middle of writing a key scene in my novel this morning, I decided I needed a haircut. Of course this was simply a ploy from some twisted part of me to stay… Continue Reading “Stupid Procrastination Attempts”

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