Stealing Time

Today, I stole an hour to write. Usually, I manage to write about fifteen hours a week. I haven’t even managed to steal fifteen minutes a day in the past week and half. I’ve been helping my oldest get settled in Chicago for her first real job after graduating from college and attending the various … More Stealing Time

Putting in the Miles

When my son started running long distance, his coach said something pretty close to the following:  “Sprinters are born, but you can be successful in long distance if you put in the miles.”  (Now, of course, the elite long distance runners are probably also born, but I’m guessing that even they need to put in some serious … More Putting in the Miles

Over 8000 Words on Portrait

I didn’t make much progress today as I clicked through more pictures of the Domomites, but I did make it over 8000 words.  Here’s a photo of the Sassolungo group. While my character didn’t get this close to these mountains, other people in her group did. I’m hoping to pick up the pace tomorrow.

Keystone State Reading Association

SUSPECT was one of ten books picked for the High School KSRA 2011 YA book award .  Students can vote on their favorite title as long as they’ve read at least four of the following books:         Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins, Charlesbridge           Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, Simon and Schuster       Five … More Keystone State Reading Association

Over 7000 Words

It felt like I was back to my old plodding ways.  On April 19th, I was at 5600 words. Yesterday, I was hardly 1000 words further along as I struggled  to get my character from Merano to the Alpe di Siusi–or as she’d say from Meran to the Seiser Alm.  (Elise has a connection to the German population … More Over 7000 Words