Hump Day, the Third


So, the year began on a hump day. Has it been three already?


Tooooo fast.

However, I must be having fun if time insists on flying.


The coursework rolls on, as does that new story idea that I’m NOT SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING ON, but for which I’m continuously generating new ideas. 

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What a Hump Day!


And I mean this with the utmost glee.

Here’s why.


I finally–FINALLY–got to attend a Write-In for The Other Eleven Months, a NaNo Writing Group. Not only did I do word sprints for Aaralyn’s Song and Greatest Hits, but I had the added pressure of actually hearing the clickety clacking of keys as we typed away at the coffee shop. (We’re in a booked room so it’s not obnoxious or anything. hehe)


I got hold of my books, nine tangible goodies in the MG/YA realm, and I’m excited to dig in. I also got another pre-approval for a MG adventure over at NetGalley. Add that to the list I’ve yet to read there. I’m thinking of going through those first (after my current one) and I’ll save the physical books for Middle Grade May, should there be another reading contest. 🙂


Schedules are coming together for March Madness and I’m excited. I’m still in the planning stages, so I’ll post more about that as we draw near.


Here’s the biggest yay of the week, thus far. I’m loving going to a physical class again–without the real pressure of days gone by. I’m enjoying the material and face time with other mortals. One tends to forget that when taking the solitary writing path.

Enjoy the rest of the week. I’ve got lots to do and must be off!

2014 #ROW80 Round 1: WRITE!


Well, well. Fancy seeing you here. Five days into 2014 and already we’re kickin’ up a dust storm of frenzied activity.

Love. It.

Back on New Year’s Day, I posted my goals for January, as well as 2014. Some progress has been made despite minor setbacks hither and thither.

In the interest of sharing, I’d like to present:

Tonette’s Week in Review, the YAY BOO Edition

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A Christmas Day #ROW80 Check-in


Jingle bells and ukeleles, everyone!

Merry Christmas! I wish worldwide joy and happiness on this and every day.

Only twenty-five rotations around the sun since I’ve been to Maui and I gotta say–it’s still warmer than my home and native land. Family holiday photos on the beach at sunset? Check. Waking up at 0200 to head up to Haleakalā Moon Crater for a sunrise? Cheeeck. Delicious exhaustion. Check, check, check, check, check.

Actually, let me edit that. There were moments–looooong moments–yesterday where I was certain my fingers and toes would remain up at Haleakalā National Park when we finally made the descent.

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