Year: 2009

The Blanket

I’ve been thinking about Christmas’ past. There were so many wonderful ones. There were also some bad ones sprinkled along the way. This year has been a joy for me because I was able to do at least a little

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In Memory of Zach Recht–Dhaymon

I wasn’t really sure about allowing Will to play online computer games because you hear so many stories about kids getting mixed up with the wrong people online. However, he really wanted to play Everquest, so I agreed on condition

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iChapters

A friend of mine sent me Roseanne Cash’s latest CD, The List. I’ve probably listened to it two hundred times now. I’m growing a little weary of the first song, but every other song still grabs me. They’re all remakes

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Veteran’s Day

Today is Veteran’s Day. Many of us have family members in the service. We are sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers of soldiers. Regardless of how we feel about this war, or any war, we cannot disregard

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Birthday Party!

I’ve put off writing this post, not because I am ungrateful, but because every time I think about it, I cry. Plus, I keep hearing you shouldn’t get personal on blogs that publishing professionals might read. Well, to those of

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Saturday at Denver RMFW

Here is the Saturday schedule. SATURDAY8:30 — 9:20 Novel Writing 101 Editor Panel Designing a Fictional Town Since I didn’t go to the second half of query letter, I decided to go to this one. Carol Berg was on the

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RMFW Friday Night Lights–Coors Preferably

Friday night at RMFW was another good night. I, in all my splendor, didn’t even bother to put on make up that day and my curls were woefully lacking. I’m telling y’all, cupcakes are the secret to a successful conference.

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RMFW Friday Night Lights–Coors Preferably

Friday night at RMFW was another good night. I, in all my splendor, didn’t even bother to put on make up that day and my curls were woefully lacking. I’m telling y’all, cupcakes are the secret to a successful conference.

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RMFW Critique Groups

Critiquing. If we’re writers, it goes with the territory. Beth Shope has a very good description on Books and Writers. One of her links to critiquing advice.Her second link to critiquing. Her third link to a Nathan Bransford blog post.

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It’s Will’s Birthday

Will holding his niece Samantha at a day old. Will feeding Logan at 7 weeks. His four-day leave before deploying was the first time he got to see him. Brandon and Will bantering about something. I wish I had the

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