Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday - WOW (Word of the week)

One of the regular posts I envisioned for this blog was to do a day of WOW, aka - Word Of the Week. Now I'll admit this isn't a very original idea, but it came to me while I was going for walk one morning right after I started this endeavor.

As I was passing by the elementary school my two younger kids attend (and where I work), I saw the WOW glaring out at me from the school marque . . .


I kid you not, that was the word.

Now I've been trying to give more than just the writing aspect of my job as a writer some attention (and since this word was up while Winter Break was still going on), I thought this was very appropriate.

In addition, over the past three weeks, I've been researching information for my new YA novel. The subject matter involves brains, motor systems, and cancer. So needless to say it's all been very OVERWHELMING.

Over the past two weeks the other WOW's have been . . .


Yeah . . .

Okay so I'm figuring these words are going to be in my vocabulary A LOT in the coming weeks. Can't wait to go on my walk this weekend to see what next week's word will bring!

Maybe . . . PLOTTING?? :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Let's try this again . . .

Okay, so I've been having a little difficulty keeping up with this blog due to a combination of personal and professional situations (mostly personal) that have taken up a bit of my time.

The good news is . . . I'm back!

I'm hoping to start up a couple of regular entries as well as some updates of what I'm working on. And since I'm starting up a new novel, the timing couldn't be better.

So look for more regular updates . . .

Thanks! :)

Friday, January 1, 2010


It's a brand new year and resolutions abound . . . at least they are for me.

Some will last more than others, but this year I've decided it about time to take my 'never say die' resolve and apply it appropriately. One of those ways is with this blog.

So welcome to my blog! :)

To those of you who don't know me, I am a mother, wife, Full-Inclusion Aide (at the moment) and a writer. More specifically, a children's book author.

Or so that is my dream.

It's a dream I've spent the better part of 17 years working on (including an 8 year hiatus when I was having my kids). But come in EXACTLY one month, February 1st, it will be 6 years since I made the decision to make this my sole purpose in life.

I've accomplished a lot these past 6 years . . .

- Had my first short story published.
- Had a non-fiction piece accepted.
- I have written several short stories I am currently finding homes for.
- Completed 2 young adult novels, and I'm in the process of starting my 3rd.
- I have one of those novels at a major publishing house (which was requested by an editor) and I'm now awaiting to hear of it's fate.
- Completed a picture book that I'm waiting to hear about as well.

So as you can see, I'm riding the wave . . . sitting on it's crest, wondering if I'll ride it all the way to shore.

Or if I'm going to crash.

Regardless of what happens this year, I'm going to keep on with the writing and riding the wave. Hope you enjoy the ride as much I do.