Monday, June 25, 2012

What to do when you finish a book

In the past few weeks I have:

-Attended oodles of end-of-school-year activities and programs
-Refinished a dining room table and chairs
-Cleaned out my kitchen
-Traveled to a family reunion and slept in a yurt
-Painted a desk

That really doesn't look like a lot of things, but it was, trust me!

Anyhow, I'm sorry I've been away and haven't been focused on writerly things.  Right now, I'm desperate to start a new book--two weeks away is about all I can handle.  All the other things I planned to repaint and clean out will just have to wait.

How is summer treating you?  Are you writing?  Doing house projects?  Vacationing in Maui?

Friday, June 8, 2012

How to Write a Book in one CRAZY Month

In May I wrote a book.

(I'd started it in March, so I guess I didn't write a WHOLE book in May, just 150 of it's 180 pages).

And I revised it.

And I edited it.

All while planning Jayden's auction, working on another huge writing project, and doing all the regular stuff a mom of four does the last month of school.

IT WAS INSANE.  I slipped writing into every spare minute, early in the morning, during nap times, and late at night.  At the beginning of the month I didn't think I could even finish the first draft, much less get the whole thing done, but luckily this was a book that wanted to be written. It's a book I'm really proud of, and it's been a long time since I could say that about anything I've written.

Now I need a few weeks to catch up.  My kids have their last week of school next week and there are about a million other things I let slip through the cracks during this crazy time.  I promise to be back in a few weeks with a lot of exciting stuff to share.

Jayden's Auction finishes SUNDAY!  All the stuff is posted now, so bid away!  We've been so thrilled with how it's gone.  This really is an amazing community and I know everyone's donations are going to make such a huge difference to Jayden's family.  Thank you SO MUCH.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Auction Starts TODAY

Come and check it out!  We've got some awesome stuff up today and tons more to come.

Bid on agent and author critiques, art, crafts, jewelry, signed books and much more!

And Stephanie, Jessica and Keisha win a books!  Email me to let me know what book you want and where I should send it. :)