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mantras (soLs)

This week someone asked me my mantra. Within seconds I emailed back. Story Matters. Embrace Imperfection. Think. Think More. Rethink. Just Think. The thing about a mantra is it’s pretty much always there. It’s part of you. I was thinking about mantras before the email asking me for mine came. I get to move offices. This is a very good thing for two reasons. My current office sounds as though it is inches away from a jet airplane landing strip. There is usually a wall shaking growl. Underneath the jet… Read more mantras (soLs)

final ivy + bean giveaway

Book 8… CarolOctober 7, 2012 10:58 PM Annie Barrows is coming to Denver Friday, and I’m going to try to go hear her. Would love the books to give to our third or fourth grade teachers. Mininotes… Elizabeth G.October 7, 2012 11:11 PM Oh my goodness, those dolls are just adorable. I have the perfect spot for them in my room. I may need to purchase them if I’m not a winner. My girls are so excited to read the new book. Thank you for the giveaway. Email me ASAP!

ivy + bean week 7 giveaway winners

Email me…please put Ivy + Bean Giveaway in the subject: Book 7 goes to… Janelle McLaughlinSeptember 28, 2012 2:21 PM We also have favorite authors. I love how each child has different favorites (and each parent, too!) and how we can all talk about them together. Mininotes to… DelightedSeptember 28, 2012 8:27 PM These books look adorable…& I’m embarrassed to say I have not read any of these books. I have so many books stacked up on the edge of my couch that I need to read. Keeping my fingers… Read more ivy + bean week 7 giveaway winners

a confession (soLs)

Many of you know I have a goal for my fiction writing of 1000 words a day. Even though I only meet this goal three or four days a week, there is rarely a day I go without writing any words on my current draft. And just so we’re clear, this is a goal I have when I’m in the midst of a zero draft — meaning, the first time I’m attempting to capture a story. When I’m not writing a zero draft, then my fiction goals change. Right now… Read more a confession (soLs)