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Comment by Rebecca Rasmussen on August 16, 2010 at 9:21am
An old MFA friend of mine, Matt Seigel, runs PANK. Congrats, Nicelle! I love it too!
Comment by Nicelle Davis on August 16, 2010 at 9:15am
New poems "live" on PANK. Oh, how I love PANK. I lovelovelovelovelovelovelove them. It's true.
http://www.pankmagazine.com/?p=2085
Comment by Meg Waite Clayton on August 16, 2010 at 7:32am
>I work randomly at our little local coffee house, very randomly, like once a month on a Saturday or Sunday just to get out and meet the locals. Today I took my copy of The Wednesday Sisters by the lovely Meg Waite Clayton--Hi Meg! What do you know, the owner was reading her own copy of the same book. Kismet.

Dang, what an amazing way to start out a week, reading this post. Thank you so much, Victoria!

I've been holding onto a list of novel possibilities for about a week now, but thinking this is my lucky day and maybe I will float them into my editor.

>I am sending my 2.5 year old to preschool this fall, just so I can have some writing time.

Lori, I so remember that stage. When my youngest went off to preschool, I had three hours three days a week all to myself to write - heaven! In two weeks he goes off to college, and I will have all the time in the world to write. Want to trade?

I'll skip over and peek at your story - after I hit the send button to Caitlin. And Victoria's Bird Sisters post, too.

Really, Victoria. I know people read (which is really, really so rewarding) and I do hear from a shocking number of readers, but something about coffeeshop readers in particular ... It's so nice to imagine people reading my book the way I often read my faves.

:-)
Comment by Rebecca Rasmussen on August 16, 2010 at 6:53am
Our very own E. Victoria Flynn is on The Bird Sisters this week talking about tattoos, body mapping, and trying to figure out what it all means to her. Please support out leader and leave her a comment if you have a chance. http://thebirdsisters.blogspot.com
Comment by Lori Duffy Foster on August 16, 2010 at 5:20am
Victoria, Someone once told me that it doesn't necessarily get easier. It's just different.
That's true. I can talk to them now, reason with them and entertain them in different ways. But they are wise enough to understand when I'm trying to distract them or slip away; they want to do everything (and I mean everything) "myself;" they are stronger and even more stubborn when they fight each other or resist me; and their attempts at mischief are much grander, much more complicated and much more successful.
The good thing is that at 3 years old, you can legitimately and guiltlessly send them to preschool because they are "of age." There are so many positives about having kids who are highly active, curious, outgoing and not-at-all shy, but the ability to work when they are around is not one of them. So hang in there. Preschool is on your horizon!!!!
Comment by Rebecca Rasmussen on August 15, 2010 at 8:47pm
Yes, it will!
Comment by E Victoria Flynn on August 15, 2010 at 8:42pm
Karen,

How timely, I've just written about tattoos as well. It will be up sometime soon on The Bird Sisters.

Lori,

How are those little twins? Are they mellowing with age? I still have hope for the future--had no idea what 3 year olds were capable of!
Comment by Lori Duffy Foster on August 15, 2010 at 5:30pm
Hi all! I've been MIA since ... well, for a long time due to a move from Cincy to rural PA and summer vacation for the kids. But we are settling in and preschool for our twins starts Aug. 24. School starts for the older kids Sept. 8. I am itching to write even if it's just for a few hours a week. I couldn't bear to be on here when I had no time to write, but I am so ready to go now. Looking forward to chatting with you all once again!
Comment by Karen Paul-Stern on August 15, 2010 at 5:23pm
A little wishful thinking about body art on Current Mom:
http://www.currentmom.com/currentmom/2010/08/to-tat-or-not-to-tat.h...
Comment by Laura Munson on August 14, 2010 at 7:48pm
I wrote this when my daugher, now 14, was a baby. It's a hymn to Montana and motherhood.

http://lauramunson.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/taps-posted-june-2009/
 

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