Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Confession Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! It's time to enter The Confessional with the other confessors and tell us something about you. So what are you waiting for? Let's get right to it!

I am in a post-election funk. I'm slowing weaning myself off of CNN—its colorful graphics, not to mention Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper. Makes it easier when they continually speculate on where the Obama girls will go to school—not newsworthy to me.

But this did strike me as newsworthy. Check out these amazing campaign photos on Boston.com's Web site.


My husband is having a second knee surgery next week. They're re-repairing his torn ACL. He reinjured it over the summer while playing volleyball with his nieces and nephews. It's tough getting older—your head tells you you're still a teenager but the body says otherwise. And he's an active person so I hope this surgery does the trick. Of course, I said that last time.


Just had lunch with the beautiful and talented YA author Erin Dionne. Her first book, titled Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies, will be released in early 2009. She is my guinea pig, so to speak, because her book launches months before mine, but we're brainstorming ideas about how to best promote both of our titles. It's nice to go through all of the pre-publishing stuff with a friend.


As for poetry, I managed to get two submissions in the mail. But I may have to abandon the idea of writing a poem a day in November. Seems I always start with the best intentions, and fall short on my follow-through. Well, I'm happy at this point to just write a poem a week.


~ said...

Great photos.

And I'm doing the same thing with CNN.

Collin Kelley said...

Love those photos.

I've given up CNN for MSNBC with Olbermann and Maddow. They are the only ones I can stand on TV at the moment.

...deb said...


I can't believe it has only been a week. I have decided 44 is my new favorite number.

odessa said...

here's my confession: sometimes a fire.

like you, i can't stop looking at the photos. my friend and i spent an hour at a bookstore looking through all the magazines with photos of mr. president-elect and his family.

susan said...


I'm so there with you. I'd love to know more about Erin. Anyway, I could get in touch with her. I'd love to read her book, interview her. Can you tell I'm excited?

Your poetry is worth the wait. I don't imagine you'll go too many days without writing.


Lisa Allender said...

I second what Collin Kelley said, above. Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow--yaaaaaa!
As for your good intentions--I think a poem a week is great. Perhaps you will work up to a haiku, or other short form, each day!Hang inthere!
I look forward to reading your work!


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