School’s Out for Summer!

I have twins, a boy and a girl, and summertime at the Corbett house means workbooks and fun. In that order…

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Welcome to summer, Boy Twin and Girl Twin!

IMG_20160620_112824577FYI: They’re at Sports Camp this week, and swim team starts next week, and they’ve been to our town pool’s open/family swim every day, so they’re not just slaving over workbooks. The X-Box hasn’t been turned on yet, but I know it’s coming 🙂

Girl Twin’s journal is now held in a plastic bag because she broke the spine so the pages all fell out, and Boy Twin threw his against the wall so many times I had to stop him because I was worried he’d put a hole in the drywall (the tasks they’re given end up destroying the journal, which is the ultimate goal. They got to throw it off the roof last summer.)

I’m doing the math workbook pages along with them as a refresher, and I’m sad to say I’m not so good with the long division anymore, but I did get 100% and a smiley face on my multiplication (Girl Twin graded my work)

How’s your summer going?

*Parents, I highly recommend giving your kid, whatever age they may be, a “Wreck This Journal” journal. They’re so fun! CLICK HERE for the Amazon link. Worth every penny!

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Friday Writing Fun

The slush pile is a place where books sit patiently, waiting to be discovered, while their authors sit likely not-so-patiently at home, waiting to get “the call”.

But what about when an author gives up on their book, and throws it out?

Check out this list of 5 Famous Books Saved from the Dumpster

Time for Reading!

I’ve been so busy the past two weeks getting the final details of my next book, Tainted Dreams, handled that I’ve sadly had to abandon one of my favorite pastimes…reading!

Now that everything is all set for publication, I plan on spending a few hours a day holding down the couch and making a hefty dent in the books I’ve recently smuggled into the house (our bookshelves are already sagging in the middle and my husband doesn’t understand my word addiction) and onto my Kindle.

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What about you? What’s on your To Be Read pile?

Blogging Break

I’m on a deadline (wow do I REALLY appreciate being able to write that!) so I’m going to put the blog on a brief hiatus until mid-November so I can dive into the writing cave without distractions.

Here’s a picture that perfectly describes my twins’ thoughts on the matter…

Editing through a kid's eyes

 

See you in a few weeks. FYI: I’ll likely have contests and giveaways when I return, so watch for me!

Back to School!!!

This is a repost from last year, but still just as good…especially the commercial 🙂

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Today my twins went back to school.

The following video captures my complete joy at this event 🙂

And this picture details what I will be doing with my kid-free time.

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How about you? Anything new scheduled for your days now that Autumn is upon us?

Another Movie about Writers Writing

A while back I did a blog post about writing and author-themed movies (CLICK HERE for the post), and now I’ve found a new one to add to the list.

Authors Anonymous centers around a group of writers who belong to the same critique group, and what happens when one member finds success. Rejections, stalking literary agents, and much more writing fun is featured in this movie.

I highly recommend!

CLICK HERE for the movie trailer…