Sidetracked


Well, given that I had to take a second job this month, in addition to school and an already unpredictable IT job, NaNoWriMo got sidetracked. I ended up last week working on a short story to submit to a contest for Writer’s Digest. I’ve never done that neighbor and I’m all kinds of nervous about it. Pated with Twitter, and no, not the website. 

Unfortunately I cannot post the story here, as it must remain unpublished until after they have judged and either released it or claimed first publishing rights. First prize is $3000! More than anything though, I’d be happy just to be published. 

I’m working on Pandora this morning. I’ll be happy if I just hit 12k words this month given that it’s my first try at such a thing and how wacko my schedule had been. Seriously, many nights I only got two 2-hour naps between jobs and classes: A very crazy month! I’m getting more sleep this week, but back to north jobs next week and finals week too. Should be interesting …

Give thanks and win!


I am thankful for The Tapestry by Henry Neff because it gave me a way to spend more time with my son.  He was reading the book, and mind you he almost never reads, and he told me how much he was enjoying it, so I started reading with him.  Soon we were hooked and we sit here on pins and needles this November waiting for book four to come out next month.

The reason for this post is twofold.  One, I really do love that book series.  Two, if you click on the link to the picture above, you can create a post like this one and win the contest!  19 signed YA novels just for reading and posting blog posts about being thankful for books.  Not too shabby if you ask me!