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Really. Everything.

“Many writers have to teach in order to put bread on the table. But I have no doubt teaching sucks away the creative juices and slows production. ‘Doomed proposition’ is too strong, but it’s hard, Jessica. Even when you have …

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Calling All Hours

If there’s anyone out there who feels bored and would like to give me some of their extra time, please send it post haste.

Don’t you wish it worked like that?

I remember boredom.  I remember being in grade school …

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One thing.

There’s only one thing I’m sure of, where writing is concerned, and it’s this:

The fear that what I’m writing is terrible will always come, sometimes in short bouts, sometimes in long ones.  But it never lasts forever.  And it …

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Happy

I’m finishing up my first week back at school.  I’m tired and sore from surgery, and I’m discombobulated from missing the beginning of the year, but it hardly matters.  I’ve been happy every day.  So I’m just going to take …

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Two Years Ago Yesterday

Two years ago yesterday, I started blogging about the experience of working to become a published author.  Now, in less than a year, my first book will be published.  It’s been through all the edits, and I just sent my …

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Five Reasons To Read It #13: THE GREAT GREENE HEIST

I very much enjoyed hearing Varian Johnson speak at LeakyCon, so I went out and bought one of his books – and I loved it.  The newest addition to my classroom library is:

Five Reasons to Read It #13

THE

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Writing in One Layer on EMU’s Debuts

In my last post, I mentioned wanting to reflect further on LeakyCon’s Q&A session with Kazu Kibuishi, who said something that really stayed with me.  Here’s a bit from my post about it, which is over on EMU’s Debuts:

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LeakyCon! My Lit-Track Experience

This summer, I went to my first LeakyCon.  It’s ridiculous that this was my first one, for two reasons: 1) My friend and fellow crazy person Melissa Anelli runs the con; 2) I am a giant Harry Potter nerd

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VROOM!

The waiting part of publishing goes on for so long that an author can be lulled into the sense that her book will never actually be published.

First come writing, revising, submission, and rejection, all of which take forever.  Then …

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Hawaii and an EMU’s Debuts post

A little over a week ago, my brother got married in Hawaii, on the island of Kauai, at Shipwreck Beach. It was a beautiful wedding, and a glorious vacation.  I had never been to Hawaii before.  I happily gave over …

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