Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Have I taken on too much?

Well, next week the boys will start school full time. One is in third grade, the other in first. Since I thought I'd go crazy being alone for the entire day, I decided to get a part-time job. I interviewed and was hired as a content editor for Nelson Publishing and Marketing. It's a local company that is growing by leaps and bounds. They began publishing books, non-fiction and fiction, adult and children's, in January 2006. They published 14 books the first year and are on track for that same number, if not more, this year. I'm really excited about this opportunity because I believe that editing makes me a better writer.

I've also agreed to be the team manager of my son's hockey team. My sister is the manager of her son's team. I know she'll help me out when I need it. I'm also the PTO Secretary at my son's elementary school.

I ask myself now, have I taken on too much?

I don't think so, but I've got this little feeling that I'm going to be way busier than I'd imagined.

But, I rather have busy days than slow, drawn out days.

I still need to do Paige's meme---maybe tomorrow!

Peace.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Thursday Thirteen Numero Dos


Thirteen Things about why I love Fall


1. The patchwork of colors that the leaves will become - red, gold, orange, purple, yellow.
2. Hockey - Big Red Wings fan, as well as a huge fan of my son who will be a second year Mite this season.
3. College Football - Go Blue! (U of M, of course)
4. Crisp days with brilliant blue skies.
5. Going to the cider mill for cider and donuts.
6. The feeling of anticipation as a new school year starts.
7. Watching all the birds stop at our house for a snack from the Hawthorne and crabapple trees before they head south.
8. Saying hello to the fall flowers.
9. Our town's Fall Festival, which provides a weekend of enjoyment for all.
10. Going pumpkin hunting with my boys for their jack o'laterns.
11. Cooking stew, soup and chili again.
12. Quiet mornings and afternoons with both children in school.
13. Writing outside.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

What a surprise!

A fellow hockey Mom sent me an email letting me know that my oldest son's photo was in Hockey Weekly. We ran all over, looking for it and finally found a copy. I'd post the link to the online version, but you have to be a subscriber.

Those of you new to me need to know that we are a HUGE hockey family. We LOVE the Red Wings and have been lucky enough to have a son who loves the sport as much as his parents. He's been playing for just two years. He's not bad for his limited experience. He'll be an older Mite (kids born 1999 and 2000) this year, so it should be interesting. He learned a lot last fall/winter and then during the spring/summer. We can't wait for the season to start.

Well, it's raining here in Michigan. Need to curl up with a blanket and a good book.
Have a great day!
Kris

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Ok....here's my first Thursday Thirteen. A group of gals from Romance Divas turned me on to this. Please be forgiving with my very first attempt!


Thirteen Things about why I want to be a published novelist


1. I LOVE books and want to see my name on the cover (and on the inside page headings).
2. I'm a Leo, and I love attention - think book signings!
3. I need someplace to get rid of all the crazy characters and their problems that populate my brain.
4. I want a career that I can do anywhere. Writing can take place virtually anywhere in the world.
5. Part of me doesn't want to be forgotten. A book is something solid that will last for years even when I'm no longer here.
6. Reading has been such an integral part of my life that I couldn't imagine not being part of it in some way.
7. I want to be able to create emotions in people and give readers a ride that they won't soon forget.
8. I want to be able to work at home - this kind of goes with #4.
9. I'm certainly not in it for the money - but if I made a few dollars, I wouldn't be too upset.
10. I have to retire my husband after all the years of him supporting me.
11. I want to be able to go into a library and find a book that I've written.
12. To prove that my writing skills transcend technical writing.
13. Because I can't imagine doing anything else.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

New Blog for Me!

So....I'm thinking about ending my subscription to Publisher's Marketplace. If I do this, I'll need a place to blog. Since so many writers use Blogger, I thought I'd try my hand.

We'll see if I like it.