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Write Hope

I have mentioned this auction by and for writers before, and I will mention it again. Today, a pair of custom mitts crocheted by me goes on the auction block. My auction post will go live at noon EDT. Please check it out, as well as the other items still open for bidding.

In other news, I will return next week with another installment of Read-Through Thursday; I plan to change the name of this blog to reflect my personality and my writing interests; and if you have not yet voted for one of the four polished excerpts on Adventures in Children’s Publishing, please do (the link takes you to my excerpt. Look in the sidebar on ACP for the poll and the links to the other entries).

Update (4/2/11): Voting on ACP has ended and the Sophie excerpt won. Thanks for all the support!

I am so proud to be part of this community!

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March Pages Workshop and Hand Warmers

Martina from Adventures in Children’s Publishing and author Lisa Gail Green are hosting a March online workshop on the first five pages. I was lucky enough to be one of only five entrants. Last Saturday our first five pages were posted for critique. We then spent last week revising. The revisions for four of us are posted now. Feel free to check out my entry and leave a comment. While there, you can visit the other entries by looking in the right-hand navigation panel for links to the other three (mine is #1).

Thanks so much to Martina and Lisa, and everyone who commented, for their help!

On a different note, below are two of the three different pairs of mitts I crocheted myself this winter to keep my hands warm while I write. I also made a pair in brown and I started a pair in navy blue that I didn’t finish. In addition to these I made a black pair for my best librarian friend, a pink pair for my best New Jersey friend, and four pairs in various colors for some of the boys in my life. For a time they were calling them ninja gloves.

Long White Shell Pattern Mitts

I live in the northeast and we keep our house cooler during the day to cut down on energy costs, so I absolutely need the mitts to make typing bearable in the winter. My other “trick” is to drink lots of hot tea.

Cuffed Black Mitts with Bead Detailing

What do you do to get through the winter?

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