Sunday, May 21, 2006

Sunday, May 21

The second day of the weekend is here. Always a nice day
to unwind and plan the next work week of 5 days.

I've been very busy working on my assignment of
15 food puzzles. Wowzer...it's more difficult than
one can imagine to find the info and be creative
with it, add humor and a different puzzle format.

But it doesn't matter how many I make or create,
I just LOVE this type of work. Excel is my fav
computer program and I use it everyday for all
kinds of documents.

The LA Conference for children's writers is in
August as always. It has a great agenda, but I'll
miss it this year.

My sorority is having a get-together this afternoon
so I'll be taking information on my future books.
This is a great networking opportunity.

Maybe I'll have Happy Birthday to Whooo? to hold
by this time next month...YIPPEE!

Write on,

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Upside Down Mother's Day

My son came from Austin for a nice weekend visit.

We ate brunch with my mother, his grandmother, on Sunday.

That evening we went out for pizza. We ate yummy breadsticks
while we waited for our pizza order. The restaurant offered other
Italian goodies on the menu as well. But we felt like the great
taste of pepperoni would top off a Mother's Day.

The garlic breadsticks tasted great. He ate a lot of them, I ate
two. They were thick and about 8 inches long.

Then we waited for the pizza...and waited...and waited...and waited.
Finally after being told our pizza was in the oven, it was cooking,
it would be on the table soon, the waiter appeared and told us
he dropped the pizza on the floor. So...that was dinner.
Breadsticks and a gift certificate to come back...yeah, right!

So how was your Mother's Day? Did you get out of the house for
a meal? I hope it was delicious and not upside-down like mine!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Happy Mother's Day

Is there anything more precious than a mother's love?

I don't think so.

For all of the mothers and children who are celebrating
Mother's Day this weekend. Enjoy the occasion and
remember no one will fight more for a child than a mother.

Babies are sweet. Grown children are a blessing.

Happy Mother's Day to all.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

A good way!

Can it possibly be more than a week since
I posted a blog? Yep, I need to BIC and
write more blog fun than in the past!

Wonderful news...Sylvan Dell has asked me
and Dani Sneed to write our third math
book for them. With the working title of
My Half Day, this book will be fractured
fraction fun. We feel so fortunate.

My PINK INK editing service is also going
well. I love helping other writers and especially
beginners for picture books. But anything over
2000 words and I'm outta here! I've had such
fun the past few months reading the creative
writing of others and encouraging rewriting
and learning.

It is a shame the Guideposts for Kids website
closed and is no longer online. Rosanne Tolin was
such a quick and great editor. And best of all,
she loved the creative puzzles I made for her.

What a lovely surprise last week when she asked
me to create 15 puzzles with a food theme. I am
just delighted and love this soooo much.

When a writer first begins freelancing, it is
difficult to know where to begin, what to try,
when and where to submit. Imagine the joy that
comes with assignments.The validation for all
the hard work, learning and time spent networking
is so thrilling.

Although I am a bit overwhelmed with this and
that, it's been a hectic 2006 and in a GOOD WAY!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

May 2

Wow, it's May already. I can't believe how fast
the months roll by. Soon the kiddies will be home
from school for the summer- - time for swimming,
fun in the sun and vacations.

I'll be busy writing and creating puzzles. I love the
puzzle format for information and fun.

Also, PINK INK, my editing service is finally getting
off the ground. I'm getting clients and have much fun
helping beginners. It's what I do best as far as mentoring
and spreading children's writing information.

If you are uncertain of the summer days ahead and
what you can write, even with the kids around, just grab
a pencil and pad of paper and start a daily diary.

These are so much fun and can any length of writing.
Kids can use writing and language skills if they decide
to write...Dear Diary!

Hot already in Houston!