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.

drink coffee make stuff up

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

Genre Choice, 69 Chevelle, and Daisies

Today I’m over at The Heart of Romance Blog.

I’m chatting about why I chose to be a writer, why I write in the genre I do, and answering a lot of other fun questions. Plus, my twins happened to wander in the room when I was doing the interview so I let them answer a question too…you’ll find out what car my son would be if he was a car and my daughter’s favorite flower 🙂

I’d love for you to stop by!

 

Back to School!!!

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

***********************************

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.

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

How Did You Find a Critique Partner?

A very nice gentleman (*see below for details*) contacted me a while back with some basic questions about the writing process. We’ve exchanged emails about various aspects of writing these past few weeks, and I was able to answer all of his questions with except one…

What is the best way to find a critique partner?

This one stumped me. I told him the stories of how I’d found both of my critique partners (huge hugs to both of you…you’re the best and make my writing so much better!) and how helpful they were, and I had some basic suggestions as to how he might find one (take it to Twitter, advertise on Writer’s Digest, etc…) but nothing ever came about from those ideas.

So now I ask on his behalf…

How did you find a critique partner?

*He’s writing a memoir about his EXTREMELY interesting life, keeps to an 8 hour a day writing schedule, and has written over 40,000 words so far.

*When I say EXTREMELY, I’m not kidding. This man has lived through some very extraordinary times and has a very unique take on some very public and prominent events in America’s history. I’d say more, but I’m not sure how much he wants to divulge at this point.

Life Gets in the Way

I’ve recently found that life has a way of sidelining a writing schedule.

And by life I mean anything from sick kids to a really great show on tv (speaking of which, you’ll find me watching Castle tonight at 10pm), to a sudden unexpected interest in football and you “just have to see one more play”.

I’ve found the way to power through these distractions is to acknowledge sometimes your schedule will fly out the window, and sometimes you can manage to find a ten minute block of time to get a few paragraphs reviewed.

As long as a writer is moving forward, and not languishing doing nothing, you’ll reach your goal. Maybe not when you’d hoped, but you’ll get there!