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1. Toon Thursday: Write, Revise, Repeat

If only putting on a metaphorical hat and necklace was the key to writing success, right? I'm still in the first stage of my next project, and that sorry mess on the left is probably an optimistic visual representation at this point. (To be totally... Read the rest of this post

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2. I Aten't Dead! I Swear.

Just drowning in work. I'm here, though! And I promise more words (and occasional pictures) will spill forth in multitudes (or, at least, multiples) soonish.In the meantime, I just found out the Hans Christian Andersen awards were announced by the... Read the rest of this post

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3. Random Notes...

Though I've been, as I mentioned, completely snowed under (TOTALLY metaphorical, as I live in California, for which nobody on the other side of the country is going to feel sorry for me AT ALL) with work, I did run across a couple of interesting... Read the rest of this post

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4. Happy Women's History Month!

Yes, it's March, my birthday month, but far more importantly, Women's History Month. A bit later in the month, I'll be posting over at Stacked and talking about some of my favorite strong YA girl characters, but for now, I'll just suggest you go... Read the rest of this post

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5. Women's History Month Fun over at STACKED

I think my last post mentioned that I would be participating in the 2-week Women's History Month series of guest author posts over at STACKED, called About the Girls--well, that kicked off today in stellar fashion with a post on one of those... Read the rest of this post

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6. A Toon Thursday/First Draft Blast from the Past

Yes...it's that time of year again...the time where I am so snowed under (metaphorically, since I live in California) that I have to revisit an old favorite post instead of writing something original. But, since I'm sort of in the process of... Read the rest of this post

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7. Toon Thursday: Celebrity Death Match Returns!

Here's the cartoon I'd been planning to post last time, but just didn't have time to draw. I know, I know; the theme's already a little tired, but I couldn't resist. Apologies to all parties involved, fictional and non. As always, click to view... Read the rest of this post

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8. Got a Book? Give a Book! Or Three.

Are you ready to Rock the Drop? Today marks Readergirlz' annual Operation Teen Book Drop, and you can celebrate by stealth-dropping your fave YA books for readers to discover, or by donating books to 826NYC (more details on the Readergirlz site).... Read the rest of this post

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9. Toon Thursday: A Handy Flow Chart

Since I am not the only person in my writing group struggling through a beastly rewrite, I hereby devote this cartoon to the lot of us--and anyone else out there to whom it might pertain.I suppose it goes without saying that the manuscript you... Read the rest of this post

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10. I Stole This Idea

LOOK HOW CUTE THE TWITTER BIRDIE PIRATE IS!I got it here. I was over on Jen Robinson's Book Page and found a great idea for a post: a roundup of Links Shared on Twitter This Week. I'm therefore going to steal it and do my own (although I'm informed... Read the rest of this post

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11. Toon Thursday: Who Wants Pie?

The latest pie chart: presenting the truth about writing retreats. Please note: pie chart is a work of creative non-fiction. Your experience may vary. This work is copyrighted material. All opinions are those of the writer, unless otherwise... Read the rest of this post

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12. More Monday Thoughts on Blogging and Kidlit

We had such a fantastic conversation in the comments after my post entitled "Rekindling My Love for Blogging" that I wanted to reproduce some of those comments here, in the hopes of sparking more discussion--because I really think it's an important... Read the rest of this post

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13. Writing Daze: Thoughts on the Writer Mythology, Pt. 1

There are so many mythologies around being a writer or an artist. By "mythology" I don't mean to imply a lack of accuracy or truth--just the idea that our culture has built up certain expectations about the way artists think, live, and work that may... Read the rest of this post

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14. Toon & Temporary Disappearance

With my final deadline looming on my upcoming novel--the one where I get a nifty-looking stack of printed proofs via Fedex, and then have to go over them with a fine-toothed comb for typos and any other remaining errors; with an absolute HEAP of... Read the rest of this post

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15. Bits and Pieces--and Good News

There is never a bad time for good news, and if we can start the week off with good news on a Monday morning, so much the better.I heard via Colleen @ Chasing Ray that our very own TANITA, of THIS BLOG RIGHT HERE, is on the ALA's 2013 Rainbow List... Read the rest of this post

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16. Teaser Thursday!

OK, so I just made up "Teaser Thursday." But it's an apt description of today's post, which is all about teasing you regarding NEXT Thursday.What's next Thursday? What ISN'T next Thursday, you might well ask. Firstly, it's that commercial... Read the rest of this post

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17. Random Revision Ramblings

"Whoooo wants to finishthis revision for me?"Fresh off a weekend where I did nothing but edits, I find myself shockingly brain-fried. And, since I'm waiting on posting a few reviews until Cybils winners are announced (I got all excited, went and... Read the rest of this post

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18. Go Forth and Read!

Toon Thursday is officially postponed until next week, because today is CYBILS DAY and you should all be glorying in this year's fabulous winning titles and rushing to the library or bookstore or your chosen intertube-based reading material purchase... Read the rest of this post

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19. Toon Thursday: Psycho Babbling

With apologies to any Monster-of-the-Week fans. This work is copyrighted material. All opinions are those of the writer, unless otherwise indicated. All book reviews are UNSOLICITED, and no money has exchanged hands, unless otherwise indicated.... Read the rest of this post

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20. Monday Linky Goodies, including Medieval Humor

Since I just got this rather large packet of printed proofs from my publisher on Saturday, ready for my proofreading perusal, this week has suddenly become rather busy. Therefore, today I've just got a round-up of interesting links that have come my... Read the rest of this post

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21. What's In My TBR Pile?

Since I didn't yet manage to finish the book I wanted to review today, I've instead decided to devote this space to a booklist, since I don't do very many of those. And today's booklist theme is What's in Sarah's TBR Pile Right Now? Call it a random... Read the rest of this post

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22. Toon Thursday: It's YOUR Turn, Nonfiction...

...Feel the mordant wit of my mighty pen. MWAHAHAHA!...Yeah, I can't really do a good evil voice. Anyway, here's your toon:I would be remiss if I didn't mention that I looked up a load of cool frog facts in researching this cartoon. This work is... Read the rest of this post

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23. A Brief Hiatus

Which parts are burnt out? Answer: All of them!For the health of my poor brain and all of the many things I've been forcing it to do over the past couple of weeks, I'm taking a brief blogging hiatus until next week. With the last of my book edits... Read the rest of this post

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24. Toon Thursday: On Authenticity

Click to view larger. Sorry today's is a rerun. I had an idea all ready to go, but TIME, people, time is not on my side right now. Perhaps I should've taken a 2-week break from blogging, but I was afraid to stretch it out too long lest I fill that... Read the rest of this post

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25. A Few More Tidbits on a Manic Monday

Manic is the only word to describe my day so far. Overslept; then had to start the day first thing with a work-related phone interview, before I even had coffee (at least I was the one who was asking the questions); then nearly forgot I had... Read the rest of this post

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