Facing Fears: Admissions of a Writing Introvert

Today I’m admitting to something I rarely talk about beyond the circle of family and close friends. And I’m stepping way out of my comfort zone by discussing it in a guest post on Jenn Hubbard’s blogs. ~ As gatherings go, the Surrey International Writers’ Conference is a big one for me. It’s my favourite weekend ofContinue reading “Facing Fears: Admissions of a Writing Introvert”

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Beautiful Blog or Blogger Award

Receiving an award is always an honour. There have been a number of awards circulating the blogosphere during the past year, each suggesting the recipient’s blog has been providing value to its readership. Joylene Butler surprised me with the “Beautiful Blogger Award” last week. I was honoured by this award but I admit to aContinue reading “Beautiful Blog or Blogger Award”

Bloggers’ Library Loving Challenge

Jennifer Hubbard is doing it again. Last year she decided to participate in a bloggers’ challenge to benefit local libraries. It was so successful that she’s inviting everyone to get involved in another one. This year’s Bloggers’ Library Loving Challenge is this week, from March 23-27. The idea is to open a post on yourContinue reading “Bloggers’ Library Loving Challenge”

News ‘n Notes

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: JENNIFER HUBBARD On Thursday I’ll be posting an interview with debut author Jennifer Hubbard. Jenn’s contemporary YA novel THE SECRET YEAR is being released this week by Viking (Penguin). P.S. – Jenn’s agent, Nathan Bransford, even has a coordinated teen diary writing contest over on his blog. If you’re feeling creative and haveContinue reading “News ‘n Notes”

Goodbye Summer Reading, Hello Fall Gardening

Just one more day! Yikes! Can I finish all the things I wanted to do this summer in the one day that’s left before autumn arrives on Tuesday? I doubt it. The one thing I have accomplished, however, is meeting my summer reading goal. Challenged by Jennifer Hubbard to read ten books by September 21st,Continue reading “Goodbye Summer Reading, Hello Fall Gardening”

Goals versus Challenges and Resolutions versus Intentions

Is a goal really a goal if you have no expectation of reaching it, or is it just a pipe dream? That question returns with tongue out and fingers flapping in ears to taunt me whenever I consider accepting a challenge.   The first time was when I agreed to participate in the 2006 NaNoWriMoContinue reading “Goals versus Challenges and Resolutions versus Intentions”