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I was working. Then I opened another window and started typing. A short story is starting. Sometimes you can't help yourself. It's like slipping that tiny bit of chocolate in your mouth when no one is around to see. Except now I've told you. Pretend you don't know that I'm cheating on my deadlines, okay?

Chapter 1, We Meet Again

I am about to start writing the YA novel due in September (though it may be extended to October 2). Anyway, the outline has been returned to me with notes, all of which seem doable, and I have a new document all open and ready. The title is typed in (one word; starts with a … Continue reading Chapter 1, We Meet Again

Congratulations, Helen!

I just visited Helen's blog and found some wonderful news. Her science fiction novel won the Children's Book Council of Australia's Frustrated Writers' Mentoring Program competition. I'm so excited, it's like I won something. Congrats, Helen!

Lost a Week, Should Have Gotten Coffee This Morning, Had a Bad Lunch, Cannot Get a Window Office, Thunderstorm Soon and No Umbrella, Coat Hanger Stuck in the Sink

My litany of complaints for the day is above. I guess the worst is that one of my writing deadlines was pushed up a week, which only means I have to work harder this weekend than expected. The coat hanger? E is dealing with it as we speak. The window office? I didn't really want … Continue reading Lost a Week, Should Have Gotten Coffee This Morning, Had a Bad Lunch, Cannot Get a Window Office, Thunderstorm Soon and No Umbrella, Coat Hanger Stuck in the Sink

Pop Quiz

You wake up early one morning not feeling too well. But you're under deadline. And you have only three hours before you have to be at work. You: (a) Down some painkillers, hop into the shower, and get dressed anyway. Even if you write one story for this freelance project it's one more than you … Continue reading Pop Quiz