Saturday, December 31, 2011

My favorite posts of 2011

Everyone is doing a wrap up and going through the archives for old posts for this week has made me nostalgic.  I wish I had lots of pictures to accompany these, but alas, I do not.  But here, in no very particular order are my favorite posts of 2011.

 The Invisible Woman - Most Personal
For the last two years, I've felt invisible.  I'm a stay-at-home mom in the midwest, and it seems like people walk right through me sometimes.  The man who nearly runs ...
On Moms and Writing - Most Honest
It seems like every time you turn around a mom writer is getting a book deal.  Personally, I think this is great, but I've seen quite a bit of negativity regarding moms who are writers online lately.  From the dismissive "just another Stephenie Meyer" comments...  

Friday Five Things No One Talks About: Submission - Best Inside Info 
There was a bit of an uproar yesterday when I writer announced she had been agented and landed a book deal in a single day.  The story turned out to be a cruel joke...

So This One Time at This Quaint Italian Restaurant in Port Angeles - Funniest
I don't consider myself a twihard, but when my mother-in-law mentioned hitting Port Angeles on our recent vacation to the Pacific Northwest, I was game.  And like any good YA author... 

Friday Five: Book Deal Style! - Most Exciting 
I have some amazing news: CREWEL has sold!  We went out on submission...

Bring on 2012!


  1. Particularly loved your "Invisible Woman" post. I like the truthful up close posts a lot. Thanks for sharing these again.

  2. I went back and read "On moms and writing." Loved it. It drives me crazy when people downplay the magnitude of being a stay at home mom in the first place. That's one full time and beyond job. To brush off being a stay at home mom writer is ignoring two monumental undertakings. Hooray for writer moms! Someone has to break up the lightsaber battles and then write an equally exciting conflict scene.