November 15, 2019
This year my goal for NaNo is to add 30K more words to my current WIP. Why not 50K? Even though I’m writing faster each year, 1100-1400 words/day is usually my average. Before I tried the National Novel Writing Month though, 300 words/day was my average (which is why, among other reasons, it took me 2 years to finish my first novel).
Again this year, I’m working with two 8th grade classes as Read more [...]
October is Conference Season!
October 28, 2019
One of my favorite parts about being a writer is sitting on panels with other writers at cons. One of my other favorite parts is working with teachers. The last week of October, I participated in three conferences in five days. Whew!
Mile Hi Con - Friday (Denver)
PPIRA - Saturday (Colorado Springs)
Mile Hi Con - Sunday day (Denver)
CAGT Sunday night, Monday, and Tuesday (Ft. Collins/Loveland)
What Read more [...]
Scary Stories All Year Round
September 25, 2019
As nice as patterns and predictability are in teaching, surprises and changes can be fun too. I met a new 6th grade class this month and when they took my survey, Horror came out on top! Immediately, I knew I was going to like this group because I also enjoy scary stories all year round. (You might be wondering if they picked Horror to study first because Halloween decorations are out in full force Read more [...]