Mirth and Laughter


Saturday, September 30, 2006

Gearing up for KIA

Well, for awhile I didn't feel like writing. Anything. For too long, different things drew my attention away from my story, broke my concentration, and niggled at my brain: Business taxes, company coming, school starting, applying for the Masters program, etc.

But now, the decks are clear! The taxes are finished, the guests have all gone home (not that I didn't love their visits--I did), the kids are in school, and I've been accepted to the Masters program (I start classes in March). Woohoo!

So, starting tomorrow, I participate in RWA Online's KIA marathon!!! I will write until I drop, and with any luck I'll either finish my story or make great headway. The following item will become my best friend:

Good luck to everyone participating in the marathon! Happy power-writing!


  • At 4:03 AM, Blogger Lucy said…

    Congratulations on being accepted in the Masters program! And good luck in the Kia. :o)

  • At 7:18 AM, Blogger monster said…

    what is a kia besides a car?

  • At 8:02 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Thanks, Lucy! I'm very excited about the Masters program -- when I've finished, I'll be a real, grown-up...librarian. LOL. :)

    Hi Dad! Kia is the name of a woman who was part of the writing group to which I belong. She died of cancer some time back, so each year, the group has a writing challenge (one full month of competitive power-writing) to honor her memory. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  • At 2:03 PM, Blogger Kristen said…

    Go! Go! Get those fingers flying. The Nag Fairy is spying!

    Happy writing, E!

    I'll be cheering you on (and Aura and Honey, too!)

  • At 5:38 AM, Blogger Kristen Painter said…

    Thanks for explaning Kia. I had no idea either.

  • At 6:59 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Hi, Kristen P! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  • At 4:57 AM, Blogger MariaGeraci said…

    Congratulations! Librarians (do they still call them that? or is there a fancier word like, "media specialist", or am I thinking of something else?) Anyway, best of luck!

  • At 4:57 AM, Blogger MariaGeraci said…

    woops, I didn't finish my last thought! Anyway, librarians are always in demand, right? And what better job than to be surrounded by books:)

  • At 8:12 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Thanks, Maria.

    I hope librarians (although media specialist works too and it's also and Informations Sciences degree) are still in demand. Someone said to me the other day, "do they still need libraries with the internet?" It broke my heart to hear that spoken OUT LOUD! LOL.


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