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Hello Spring!

I’m not even going to look at the date of my last entry. It’ll be too depressing.

So, ahem…Hello?

Winter and Spring in the world of teaching always, ALWAYS seems to be beyond stressful and time-consuming. Being a new teacher to the school make this even more true.

That’s my apology and excuse for lack of updates. Also, my computer won’t let me video any more (I need to call Apple, but who has the time), so that also has thrown a wrench in the works.

But I have been reading (both for teaching and for fun). The fun reading has resumed just in the last few weeks (spring break is amazing and I already miss it). I read Going Vintage by Lindsay Leavitt, finished The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna, read The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham and reread The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (yeah, that was for teaching). I’ll do reviews of them soonish.

On the writing front, there are things happening with that. Nothing official just feedback and editing and writing and worrying, and screaming, and writing and crying, and writing. You know, usual stuff with us authors. 🙂 But that’s exciting because I really am the type of writer who needs feedback. It spurs me on and reminds me that I LIKE SHARING STORIES WITH OTHERS. Even if sometimes the response is less than ideal.

Because from the reviews that Phase has gotten, I’ve learned a few things. There are people who get it. Who read it and capture all the nuances about the characters and story line so well, it’s like they listened to me spill every detail about how I wrote the story. Then there are the other types of reviews. The ones that sting or make me frown and sigh. There are people who don’t get it, whether that’s a fault of the prose or something in that reader that just didn’t connect. Probably a mix of both. And nothing I do or say or write will change that interpretation (nor is it my place unless that person reached out to me). So you know, this baby author is figuring out stuff.

School is in session for six more weeks. I have a few mini trips this summer (probably will be photos), but most of it will be writing.



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