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Writing Conventions: Adventures with Baby

Conventions become an altogether different experience with a baby, I am here to tell you. Last month, I did ReaderCon with a nine-month-old. Things I did right: Brought a good stroller. This was totally by accident, but I ended up […]

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Prepping for My August 2019 Challenge

Prepping for My August 2019 Challenge

The topic of summer vacation came up in conversation recently and the someone I was chatting with asked me why I was taking a week off work in August. I explained that I typically attend a reading and writing conference […]

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Writing Conference Prep

Writing Conference Prep

I am nearing the end of my sabbatical/parental leave and am working on getting on all the writing conference prep for my final time-off hurrah: Sirens Conference. Sirens is where my writing heart lives most of the year. I’m looking […]

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Con Musings

Con Musings

As of today it’s T-7 days before When Words Collide begins. This will be my 5th year attending—I’m surprised by that after counting on my fingers. The adage is true: time flies. I still have to carefully plan which panels […]

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Conference Ruminations from an Intermediate Writer

Conference Ruminations from an Intermediate Writer

When Words Collide is only a couple of months away and I am trying to be extra prepared since I know I’ll be busy with coursework when that weekend rolls around. My vacation from work, which I normally plan around the […]

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2016 Goals Final Check-in

2016 Goals Final Check-in

2016 has been a huge year for me. I started the year battling depression, I worked more overtime than ever, I supported my wife through her pregnancy, I became a mother to a wonderful little girl, and I overthought a […]

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