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Friday, April 11, 2014

Viva La Crazy Life! Friday Night News Flash!

Very short update here, just so you know I'm still alive and all that jazz.  I'm very busy working behind the scenes on some side projects, a final capstone paper for my Nature Writers class, writing and editing my novels, working on some poetry, short stories, and articles for submission to various publications, and I'm still "Authoring for Awareness" here this month.






Yes, I'm living the crazy life!


It goes without saying that when you are a wife, mom, teacher, student, dog rescuer, and writer your life is going to become overwhelmingly busy and complicated now and then.

It's been one of those weeks here.  Escaping to My Realm is harder than ever... because we are in the midst of redoing a room, which will become a playroom.  In the end we'll be freeing up the extra room for my writing office.  Yeah... that whole brilliant idea of combining our school room and my writing room was not so brilliant after all.   Live and learn, right?



There have been some shining moments for me during this busy week of chaos...



I sold a short story!

More news on that later when the details are finalized.








I was accepted into Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society.




And the highlight of my week...



My dearest husband put in my replacement tub so that I can soak for hours on end while reading books.  This was huge.  Without my nightly "escape" to bubble-bath-utopia my evil twin was mere seconds away from conquering the world.  It was a close call.  You all owe my hubby your lives.  Bwahaha!







My monthly issue of "Stories From The Straight Jacket" will not be posting tomorrow be posting because of a little hiccup at Obey The Muse-- It will go live on May 12th instead.  I'll post a reminder here before then.

And, my Authoring Awareness post is a two-parter next week:

The first part, "What's In A Name?" will post at 8 a.m., Monday, April 14.  
The second part, "What's In A Cure?" will post at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 16.  




That's all I have time for today. 



I just wanted to send out a smoke signal so that you know I'm still here and still working hard!  Don't forget to check back Monday for the next post in the Authoring Awareness series.  If you missed the previous posts, you have time to catch up!


 

 

About AUTHORING AWARENESS:

 Let's "light it up" more than blue! 
 

I want to light up every color of the rainbow that is Autism Spectrum Disorders! 

Let's do more than be "aware" of Autism this April.  

Throughout the month of April, I'll be Authoring Awareness in order to promote acceptance, understanding, and love. 


 

Won't you join me and share this with others?

 

Other Authoring Awareness Posts:

1:  Authoring Awareness: April & Autism
 3:  Authoring Awareness: Why Not Autism Speaks?
 4:  Authoring Awareness: Andrea Asay = Autism Acceptance Awesomeness!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Authoring Awareness: Andrea Asay = Autism Acceptance Awesomeness!


As I continue my "Authoring Awareness" in April, I have chosen to share with you one of the most amazing posts by a fellow writer and Autism mommy.  Andrea Asay is a super-talented writer, and her take on loving a child on the spectrum is truly inspiring and beautiful. 



So, today, instead of posting more of my thoughts on the matter, I'm posting hers.  It doesn't get better than this.  Go take a look!

My Superhero

by Andrea Asay, at Obey The Muse

 

About Andrea Asay

Andrea is a mild mannered scripturient, who enjoys murdering her imaginary friends on a regular basis. She revels in all things geek and fangirls more often than acceptable. Living in the suburbs of Pittsburgh with her husband and two boys, she has mastered the art of making the perfect glass of chocolate milk. Andrea is currently working on her first novel.

 

 

 

About AUTHORING AWARENESS:

 

 Let's "light it up" more than blue! 
 

I want to light up every color of the rainbow that is Autism Spectrum Disorders! 

Let's do more than be "aware" of Autism this April.  

Throughout the month of April, I'll be Authoring Awareness in order to promote acceptance, understanding, and love. 


 

Won't you join me and share this with others?

 

Other Authoring Awareness Posts:

1:  Authoring Awareness: April & Autism
 
2:  Authoring Awareness: What's Up With That Bratty Kid?
 
3:  Authoring Awareness: Why Not Autism Speaks?