Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Finding my Name One More Time

I couldn't sleep, so I logged onto my laptop. After checking my email, I scanned the bookmark list on the side of my screen. My regular computer doesn't have this list showing, so tonight when I looked at the list and saw Six LDS Writers and a Frog, I thought, "I haven't read that one for awhile." So, I hopped on over (Frog---hopped. Get it?) and found that Jeff Savage has been talking about me again!

If you want to read what he has to say this time, click on the link and read his message about the need for critique groups at http://sixldswriters.blogspot.com/

By the way, Jeff, I loved the last line, and I did catch the reference.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Awarded to Writing on the Wall

I'm a member of the Precision Editing Group, and we've been given two blogging awards as a recognition to what we do over there. If you are interested in becoming a published author, may I invite you to visit the Precision Editing Group at http://www.writingonthewall.blogspot.com/.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Another Guest Appearance

I really need to do a better job at finding time to read my friends blogs more regularly. Now I find that J. Scott Savage is talking about me over on his blog. I'm going to have to watch myself and be sure I only doand say helpful things. If people are going to talk about me behind my back, I at least want to make sure it's all good!

To read what J. Scott had to say read the entry titled Questions About Questions.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Personal Visit to Michele Holmes' Blog

Last night at critique, Michele told me she was talking about me on her blog. That junior-high mentality I sometimes find myself stuck with (perhaps because I TEACH Jr. High) thought, "Oh, no! What did she say about me?"

So, I cruised on over there this morning and found the entry titled True to the work. It wasn't anything bad about me, but I had to feel sorry for Michele. As one who knows the pain of rewrite, I also felt lots of empathy for her as well.

The good news for her is, the book is great and the polishing only makes it better!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Nebo Young Writer's Conference a Success!!

Thanks to James Dasher (The 13th Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters), J. Scott Savage (Farworld: Water), Julie Olson (Hip Hip Hooray for Annie McRae!) and acquisitions editor Chris Schoebinger (Shadow Mountain), the 6th Annual Nebo Young Writers Conference was fabulous. This year found the largest crowd ever. Attendees were excited by the presentations and the opportunity to meet with the authors, have autographs signed, pose for photos, and take home door prizes from the Nebo Reading Council, author Richard Paul Evans, Bookwise, and Shadow Mountain who also brought free posters of The 13th Reality for every participant at the conference. Here are photos from the conference, including some of my 7th grade English Honors students---Carlie B., Grace H., Mikayla W., and Austin B.---who James dubbed "my posse." These students have been listening to the book in class and LOVE it!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Mitt Romney Suspends His Campaign

I can hardly believe it, but Mitt Romney just delivered a speech at CPAC in which he announced he is dropping out of the race for President of the United States. His speech was presidential; his ideas overwhelmingly received by these conservatives, but Mitt said he fears that, in this time of war, the Democrats would win the White House if he didn't withdraw. He feels John McCain is the man who will help us win the war on terrorism. Much of his speech sounded like The Family: A Proclamation to the World.
What will now happen? Where will Mitt serve the country? Who will John McCain choose as his V.P. candidate? Why do the news articles refer to Mitt as "suspending" his campaign instead of saying Mitt "drops out" like they have with other candidates? If we want Mitt Romney to be that Vice-Presidential candidate with McCain, then we must stand up NOW and let John McCain know!