Tag Archives: Jennier Jensen

BlogMash: Strong Daughters, Reading & NaNoWriMo

While I’m off traveling once more (to Oregon for a visit with my mother, this time), I’ve collected some cool stuff for you to read until I manage the next installment of our Irish adventure: *** We can teach our kids to be strong and stand up for themselves, but what about when they’re facing an authority figure?  Here’s Carissa Rogers on raising strong daughters. *** Myndi Shafer shares a heartbreaking post about the repercussions of calling someone fat.  And we should all shut up and quit asking women when their is due unless they’ve announced it publicly. *** Jenny Lussier sheds some insight on where she would be without books and reading.  What would your life look like? *** For a follow-on, Pragmatic Mom (aka Mia Wenjen) has some great tips for encouraging kids to read. *** If you’re a writer considering plotting vs. flying by the seat of … Continue reading

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Starting Late: ROW80 Goals

What did Robbie Burns say?  The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men gang aft agley.  Or as we Yanks put it, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. I won’t go into the upheaval in life right now – that’s for another post – but I didn’t get started with ROW80 last week as planned.  My goals were mostly written, though, so here they are.  I plan to work seriously toward them, but I’ll cut myself some slack when things get rough again. Writing:  to polish and send out middle grade novel, and finish rough draft of adult novel. Write 5 days a week, sessions to include: Write 1,000 words a day, OR Work at least one hour on plotting/editing. Social Networking:  to connect with other writers, be inspired, build readership. Blog twice a week, plus ROW80 check-ins. Get Jen’s Writing Desk going again with … Continue reading

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