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Sandra Hamlett's Blog – December 2008 Archive (5)

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Added by Sandra Hamlett on December 17, 2008 at 10:56am — No Comments

5 a Day Keeps the Manuscript in Play

Sorry for the bad rhyme but I'm trying to write with a toddler on my arm telling me what keys to press.



I've had a revelation, well more like a smack yourself on the forehead moment. Hey, why not give myself a writing quota of 5 pages a day. That's about 1500 words (more or less). During NANO I'm able to hit this mark pretty steadily but once December arrives I kind of squeeze the writing in where I can. On some days I've only managed a paragraph.



I know there's a woman… Continue

Added by Sandra Hamlett on December 13, 2008 at 10:47pm — 1 Comment

Who Needs Preschool Right Now?







This little guy will be three in February and I am utterly ambivalent about sending him off to preschool. Maybe it's because we really can't afford the extra cost right now. Or because I've gone through preschool anxiety twice already and another go-round doesn't thrill me. It could also be because he's my last baby and I'm not ready to give him up to the school day schedule just yet.



When I lived in NYC this wasn't a… Continue

Added by Sandra Hamlett on December 8, 2008 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Brrrr.... It's cold out there!

Tonight my Weatherbug is showing 17 degrees with a windchill of 1 degree. Yes that's right folks, 1 degree. In my book it's still fall. I can handle the 30s this time of year but when wind chill enters the conversation, I'm ready to pull the covers over my head.

Wake me in the spring!

Added by Sandra Hamlett on December 7, 2008 at 10:16pm — No Comments

The Time Has Come

I can easily point the finger of blame at my mother. When I was four she enrolled me in the Weekly Reader Book Club. Two brand new books a month arrived addressed to me. I can still remember the first two, Danny the Dinosaur and Sammy the Seal by Syd Hoff. I digested these books until I knew every line. Two new books found a space on my bookshelf every month. By the time I reached first grade, I had more books than the library in my classroom.



I had a library card too but during the… Continue

Added by Sandra Hamlett on December 6, 2008 at 9:20pm — No Comments

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