Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Busy Days

Any other year, this week would have been reserved as a writing week. It's a "half-day" week at the schools where I teach (parent-teacher conferences). This gives the specialists a mini vacation. But instead of writing away, I accepted an offer to teach art classes at my son and daughter's elementary school. It's been so fun! I took a ton of pictures and plan on uploading them onto my art blog Deep Space Sparkle ... after I get home from Las Vegas... that's another thing. My husband and I are flying to Vegas on Friday to celebrate my friends 40th. We'll be attending a cocktail party at The Bellagio then we'll slip in to see Cirque du Soliel's "O". So much fun I can hardly stand it. I even bought a swanky pair of shoes to wear! Cute, huh?
My writing pal, Laura, is making a stop in Santa Barbara tomorrow. We go to many of the SCBWI workshops together and love the time we get to chat up books and writing. Laura is also a coordinator for the SCBWI Santa Barbara/Ventura chapter. Cool, busy gal!

Tomorrow I'll be making my first submission to my new online critique group. I've never participated in a critique online but can't wait to jump in. I've been reading some of my new critique partners websites and blogs. They all sound like amazing folks. I feel very lucky to be a part of this group! Thanks guys!

It feels like March is off to a rocky writing start...I wanted to have 25K words of my new novel finished. I only have 15K. But the month is not over yet, is it? Looking forward to a spring break...two weeks of solid writing. No trips, shoes, art classes. Just me and my characters.


  1. Have fun in Vegas!

    I can't wait to see your first submission to our online critique group (it's a great group).

  2. Welcome to the group! And I love the shoes. Wow! Have fun in Vegas.

  3. Thanks PJ and Christine! Hey, PJ, I'm a PJ too (Patricia Joan).
    Looking forward to sending off my first sub and hearing your responses.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. Love the shoes dahhhhling:) Need Vegas scoops!!! So fun to see you and Maggie on Friday and catch up. So...did you have time to drop that get that contest entry in before you hopped on the plane? BP is NORMAL. Can you believe it. Must have been seeing you guys, good for my soul.


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