Monthly Archives: July 2013

Complicated Plans

I was doing my best not to worry, but it’s not easy to rely on airlines these days to get people to places on time. We were traveling from Chicago to Rome by way of Helsinki with our youngest daughter. … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for a Trip

What we pack says a lot about us as individuals. My husband spent time downloading maps onto his phone so he could navigate in a number of cities in Europe without incurring hefty data charges. I made sure my Kindle … Continue reading

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Taking in Input

Recharging your batteries, filling the well, whatever you call it, it is good to take a break and take in input without worrying about how or when it will be used. Three and a half weeks in Europe made for … Continue reading

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Continuity Flaw Between Books

Noticed that I had a character one year later who was the same age as he was in the first book. Oops. Good news is that it made me realize that the three POV characters were all something-five, as in … Continue reading

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I’ll Get The Beginning Done One of These Days

I’ve been tearing apart and redoing the beginning of Hierarchy, and far from being discouraged, I was thrilled when I came up with a perfect line that wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t been redoing the opening. It’s hard to … Continue reading

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Using Less Paper

I’ve found that I can do a lot of final polishing via my Kindle, which means I can do it at the forest preserve while walking (I can walk and read) and means that I’m not wasting paper, although I … Continue reading

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