sigh! Time is flying much faster this school year than I anticipated. I can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving already! Perhaps it’s because I’m SO overwhelmed from this school year or perhaps it’s because time passes anyway no matter what we do, but I wasn’t prepared to be here already. Were you?
I’m not gone, just … drowning. I’ve started my classroom (or re-started) 3 times now, this school year alone. The last major change was 2 weeks ago when I suddenly became a full Kindergarten teacher (which I’ve never been so this is a HUGE learning curve for me). It was very dramatic for the first […]
It is nearly April, one of my favorite months: NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!
I’m not usually one for setting goals for the new year as they feel forced and unrealistic. BUT that has changed over the last couple of years. I’ve started setting goals for my writing with an image I create and set as my computer’s wallpaper for the year to encourage and prod me ever onward.
First, let me thank all of you who reached out to find out if I was safe after the earthquake on Friday. I’m safe and so are my hubby, family, and friends. It was terrifying, but we all survived it. We’re picking up the pieces and trying to return to normal as quickly as possible. […]
Yet another year has come and gone. This was a rough one. My dad got cancer and after fighting long and hard, lost his battle. Work turned insane and between all of that, my creativity took a hit (though it’s still plodding along). I know I’ve made progress, but sometimes it can be hard to […]
Last year I wrote a post on illustrator’s Postcards that I thought could be helpful for my local SCBWI members. BUT it was very well received by many around the world (color me surprised!) and I was constantly asked “where’s part 1?” I promised that I would be presenting on Part 1 at my local […]