Family, Foster Parenting, Mina, These Lying Eyes, Vancouver/ Portland

The Crazy Train

Here's the thing about the mass, mound, bunch, lot, assemblage, mess, pack, and swarm of crazy ruling my life.  It's too much.  It's just too much.  Somehow I haven't yet collapsed.  My mom and I have a no break-downs pact.  Here's what I have going: 1) My FiestyPants and BoyBlue are being transitioned home to… Continue reading The Crazy Train

Family, Foster Parenting, These Lying Eyes

Um, my book is at the editor…

At the editor... OMGoodness!!!! Sure that's a roller coaster.  Like roller coasters and tornados, I find having my book at the editor is terrifying.  My editor is this professional, talented woman, and she is looking over These Lying Eyes which I've been working on for years.  She's looking at it, judging it, and making (I hope) valuable feedback.… Continue reading Um, my book is at the editor…

Foster Parenting, These Lying Eyes

Want to learn more about Amanda’s writing process and her choosing an editor?

Check out my new post at IndieScribblers. Also, this was basically my night, not just my future melt down. Mostly because, maybe, probably, we'll see today, I'll have a new baby placed with me for fostering.  There are two on the table--one of them is legally free and adoptable.  If I disappear for a while,… Continue reading Want to learn more about Amanda’s writing process and her choosing an editor?

These Lying Eyes

Writing is like birthing a baby…

I wouldn't know anything about that, but I saw it twice online today.  At different websites, even!  So it MUST be true. this:   somehow = this: Obviously. I don't know about that whole birth thing.  But this I do know, bringing this book along the publishing road brings the crazies out in me something… Continue reading Writing is like birthing a baby…

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I have a bad case of the crazies…

That's what it's like inside my head. To my surprise, I'm a whiny, scared, baby, crazy person, can't sleep, weirdo-pants. Maybe that's why you love me. Why am I crazy?  Oh a totally normal thing, lining up an editor for my book.  But this isn't a surprise anymore.  The super crazy came out when I… Continue reading I have a bad case of the crazies…