Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Chinese Candy Shop

Hmm, maybe I’d better change the name of this blog to “Getting Married, or Climb Every Mountain.” Not that I’m the one getting married; my daughter is. But I may as well be, what with all of the work involved. … Continue reading

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Buttery Yellow Blooper

Well, the end is in sight: I’m up to page 400! Only 27 pages to go. And once I’m done? Then I guess I’m supposed to submit it for the final look-see, and then it goes on to the part … Continue reading

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Elvis Is In The Building

Okay, up to page 258 out of 428. It’s drizzling and 48 degrees outside, and editing is so totally BORING. Did you know that “t-shirt” is correctly spelled “T-shirt”? Did you know that it’s called a T-shirt because the shirt … Continue reading

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Diversionary Facts of Life

Still working on my “poetic flair” so as to develop that “strong narrative” flow. Oh dear, it is ever so slow! I’m up to page 129–not bad until you realize the work is 428 pages long. And now it’s raining, … Continue reading

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My Poetic Flair Impediment

The word is in: I did not receive the coveted Editor’s Choice imprimatur for my book. Man, what a bummer. I thought I had it made with this one. My editorial evaluator (who remains anonymous) stated, “The stylistic approach impedes … Continue reading

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Haggling For Boxers

Katie’s getting married in May, and so it’s been shopping shopping shopping. Zappos for shoes, Starlet for dress, the Kenwood church for the ceremony, Canaveri’s for catering, and on and on. And we haven’t even ordered the invitations or thought … Continue reading

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I Suppose We Are Paupers

So yesterday was the Super Bowl, and I was amazed to see that not only was the arena packed, but there were crowds outside in the bone-chilling weather watching the action on large screens. Goes to show just how fanatical … Continue reading

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