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#NaNoWriMo, Day One inspiration

The blank page, the idea. Ready to start NaNoWriMo to get more ideas on the page. The first year, I was afraid. The second year, I was an apologist – listening to NaNo naysayers. I know so many authors now … Continue reading

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A shift, for a time, and some favorite past posts

I’m nearing my 325th Best of It blog entry. For some bloggers, that’s a mere drop in the bucket. This is a real milestone for me, and I don’t take it lightly that I’ve grown my readership over the past … Continue reading

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9/11: The Article I Still Haven’t Finished

This month on From the Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors, my posting assignment fell today, on September 11. Right away I was sure that I wanted to write a post about national tragedies and how we can help … Continue reading

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It’s been half my life since you went, in the early morning quiet   Fiery crashing heat lightning the night you died lit the sky and we all knew it was you finally able to dance   You were celebratinig … Continue reading

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Grateful: My own place

This may be a silly little thing to be grateful for, but it feels big to me as we shift our lives and perspectives to be ready to welcome my mother in law into our home when it’s time. I’ve … Continue reading

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