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Archive for August 2006

WIP and Remicade Day

This morning I wrote at the Opium Den, as usual. I was going to work on Allie’s chapter, but for the first time in the 5 or 6 years since I’ve owned my Alphasmart, the batteries conked out. Alphasmarts are amazing! They run on double A batteries and I sure can’t complain about those batteries…

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Caitlin's in Town

My oldest stepdaughter, Brittany, lives nearby. She’s the one who just had the baby and is now mom to two boys. But my youngest, Caitlin, lives in California, so we’re always thrilled when she can visit. She stayed for a few days and helped her sister out. So here we are, Brittany on the left and…

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WIP: Research and Dreams and Name Changes

I love research! I experimented at one time with having an assistant help me with it, but quickly discovered that I was missing out on one of the most pleasurable parts of writing. . . and that I’m a control freak and have to have my hands in everything. So while I was in New…

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Second Most Important News of the Day

My new agent and I met for lunch. What a warm and enthusiastic woman she is! I’m thrilled to be working with her. And on a slightly less important note, I had corn soup (to die for!) and endive salad with glazed pecans, slivers of pear and yummy gorgonzola. The restaurant is in Chatham (NJ)…

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Most Important News of the Day!

Well, all it took to drive my stepdaughter into labor was for me to leave town! My new yet-to-be-named grandson entered the world at 3:30 this morning. I sooo wanted to be there, but fortunately Brittany’s mom, Shari, was visiting from Virginia so she can take care of NJ (the two year old) and keep…

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Jersey Girl goes Home

I’m off to New Jersey in the morning to visit my sister and brother-in-law, have dinner with my brother and lunch with my agent. Not sure how often I’ll be able to get online there, so I thought I’d better check in now. It’s interesting packing to fly these days. I just emptied hand lotion, chapstick…

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