Monday, September 1, 2014

Plugging Away


My manuscript is due this week so I've gotten little else done around here, including today's post. It was going to be riveting and insightful. Well maybe not quite, but it was a good idea that I thought you might like. It will have to wait for another day; I hope you don't mind if I share a few links instead.


If you happen to do historical research, I reviewed a book in the Writer's Guide to Everyday Life series at the Coffeehouse for Writers Blog. It's a wonderful resource for writers of all genres.


Carol J. Alexander at Everything Home with Carol has a great giveaway going this week. Prizes include free downloads of Paperless Home Organization, Lessons from the Homestead, my book Homeschool Co-ops 101 and other home/homeschool resources.

What are you writing this week? Have any special Labor Day plans?


Happy writing,

Karen



Photo credit: Stock Exchange

21 comments :

  1. I hope to finish one of my stories today. I guess I need to get a jump on that.

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  2. What a lovely image to see while reading your post. It made me want to pick up an easel and a paintbrush. This is my final edits week. It's a great time and a not so great time. When I finish, I'll have a new book, but I have to think of another project to work on.

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  3. Sandi,
    It is a lovely photo isn't it? :)

    Diane,
    I hear you, need to get at it here too! :)

    Lee,
    This photo really caught my eye too. :) Best wishes with your edits!

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  4. Karen:
    Nice post. I once had the Everyday Life in the Civil War. A story I was working on took place at that time. I believe I gave the book to my own Civil War buff-aka our son.
    I am working on information about a women's retreat to be held at another church in our town. Our church is invited to join in with a friend's church. Our pastoral assistant asked me to help her make the information known to our ladies. Have done three different bulletin inserts for this month. Am working on a display to catch their eyes. About the time I think I am finished with this work. I get an idea for something else.

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  5. Good luck meeting your deadline this week, Karen! And I love the photo, too. Perfect for the first of September. I'm dipping back my mss again this week, getting ready for another round of submissions...

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  6. Karen thanks for the kinks, and congratulations on getting your ms completed.

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  7. Cecelia,
    Thank you. Sounds like you have a lot on your plate. Best wishes with it all! :)

    Kenda,
    Cheering you on with your manuscript! Thanks a bunch. :)

    Linda,
    You are welcome. Appreciate your support! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  8. Good luck with your deadline. I'm going to focus on the last revisions of a YA manuscript before editing it.

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  9. Focus on your manuscript. Much more important than a post.

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  10. Hey amigo! Wishing you luck with the deadline. I always work BETTER with one. I'm revising and maybe throwing out a query or two. Oh. I'm also emailing my amigo. xoxo

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  11. Best of luck with the manuscript Karen :-)

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  12. Medeia,
    Thank you! Wishing you the best with your revisions. :)

    Alex,
    Yes, it is, isn't it! :)

    Robyn,
    Hey back! I do too, in between procrastinating and panic. lol :) xo

    Keith,
    Thanks so much! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  13. Like you, Karen, I had to finish edits on my manuscript (and I'm almost done--yay!) Just have to revise a couple of scenes and then the ms goes off to my publisher and I can start book 3. I spent all of Labor Day weekend laboring. lol

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  14. Best of luck with your manuscript, Karen. I sent one out on Friday, so I'm taking a deep breath now.

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  15. Hi Karen! Best of luck on your edits, and I'm sure your project will be brilliant!
    I am working on editing some articles to send in to magazines. I better edit them hard, there's been a lot of 'no' in my past attempts! We had my Dad over for dinner on Labor Day. It was very peaceful.
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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  16. Lisa,
    Congrats on your progress too. It is exciting, isn't it? :) All the best!

    Joylene,
    Thank you! I know what you mean about the deep breath. I'm about to do the same. :) Congrats on getting yours done.

    Ceil,
    Thank you, you are so sweet! Wishing you the best with your articles! Glad you had a good weekend and got to enjoy visiting with your Dad.

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  17. Wow! Congrats on the progress and all the best!

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  18. Oh, man. Finish line, comin' up! Push on, my friend. You're almost there!

    Congratulations!

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  19. Hi Karen - well done .. I know it's a week later ..but love your sunflowers and barn ... cheers Hilary

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  20. Nas,
    Thanks so much! :) Glad you stopped by.

    Rhonda,
    Thank you for cheering me on! I can always count on you, sweet friend. :)

    Hilary,
    Better late than never I'm thinking! Your support means so much. Working on catching up as we speak. :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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