Monthly Archives: September 2009

Worms. In All Their Infinite Mystery.

I might be a little feverish right now. (Just a common cold, nothing to worry about, but annoying). Yesterday while I watched the Lucy Factor frolic in the leaves I unearthed a large worm. Milo is scared of worms. Also … Continue reading

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Horns of Dilemma

I wish I could say that I am chugging along on my WIP but the truth is that although I recognize the distractions filling my life right now, I am unable to do anything to stop them. It has been … Continue reading

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Highs, Lows, Wounded Egos

Oh Woe! Woe is me! My husband works long hours, much of it on the road, driving all over NY, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. He also deals with reams of paperwork, medicare forms and people who are excessively demanding. He comes … Continue reading

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Running the Fiery Gauntlet of the Fearsome Squirrels

Today on my walk I was pelted with acorns. Oh, yes! Only one hit me- on the collarbone- but others came close. Fortunately I am as quick and lithe as a fox. At one point they were falling all around … Continue reading

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Luckety Luck Luck?

The epic tragedy that is my septic tank continues. If you ever entertained an idea of living in the country, I beg you to rethink it. No sidewalks. Manic drivers who think they are at Nascar. Half-corpses of deer left … Continue reading

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The Annoyance of Real Life

Real life. It’s intrusive. Maybe I write fiction and mostly fantasy because I am trying to avoid real life. Maybe I write children’s fiction because I am trying to deny that I am an adult. Maybe I read children’s fiction … Continue reading

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Pick A Thread- Writing Tip # 91

I’m working on something new (possible title- FIERCE). I’m trying to get my thoughts in order. I’d already written about 3/4 of the book but after putting it aside for a year or so while I was working on something … Continue reading

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Landscaping- Writing Tip #90

I used to be a landscaper. You might be thinking rose trellises, wild flower meadows, deciding just where the boxwood hedges would go. Marching around the acreage with a brimmed hat and a notebook, making squiggles and hatch marks to … Continue reading

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CATCHING FIRE book giveaway

Just finished the second book in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games series. It was excellent. Imagine me kowtowing to her in adulation. I haven’t felt that rush, that thrill that keeps me reading through the night, since The Golden Compass. I … Continue reading

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