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I’ve Been Shorted!
Whatever Happened to the 12 days of Christmas?

I love looking at Christmas lights. But I DON’T love to chew on them. Apparently though, not everyone shares my preferences. (“Wait!” You are thinking. “Hold on now, Leya. Why are you writing a Christmas post now? It’s January for crying out loud! Aren’t you a little late?” Well no. Actually I’m not. But we’ll …….Read More

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Project Update – NaNoWriMo Aftermath

Aftermath. Yep. That’s the word. Like when some life-altering cataclysm hits, and you wake up lying in the dirt, blinking numbly around at the altered landscape and wondering what just happened. That’s how it felt to wobble up out of my writing cave once December finally arrived. I know it’s been an outrageously long time …….Read More

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– Holidays on the Other Side of the Pond
Happy Chrimbo and Father WHO?

So… I’m American. I’m used to American holidays. American traditions. American Santa-Claus. American eggnog. American outlook on life in general. But for months now I’ve been learning about English culture. And it’s amazing how much difference there can be between two groups of people who not only speak the same language, but actually used to be part of …….Read More

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Unless…

…Unless you’re an author who suddenly finds her writing schedule being trampled, pell-mell, by Christmas parties, Christmas symphonies, Christmas-tree hunting, Christmas cookie baking, Christmas light-hanging, Christmas shopping trips, Christmas ornament swaps, and Christmas, Christmas, C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S. Now don’t misunderstand me. I LOVE Christmas. But I also love writing. And apparently, the two don’t mix very well. …….Read More