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Monday, May 12, 2014

May Writing Contest Round-Up (and a snow update)

Once again, I'm going to direct you to the capable hands of the SubItClub blog for contest information. Here are a few of the items they have listed for the rest of the month. Go to THIS POST for a full list:

5/12: May Secret Agent Contest - Open to MG and YA. Qualifying entries are critiqued online.

5/15: Remixing the World’s Problems Challenge - Using the poems from Solving the World’s Problems by Robert Lee Brewer as inspiration, write your own remix poem. Winning remix will receive $500 from the author.

5/22: Query Kombat – Submissions will start on the 22nd with the first rounds beginning June 1st. Agents will be participating including Pam Van Hylckama Vlieg, Cate Hart, and Sandy Lu. More details will be posted on Michelle Hauck’s blog soon.

5/31: Write Club 2014 - Submit a 500 word sample to be considered for one of 32 participants that compete in weekly bouts. There are agent and editor judges participating.
In other news, we got more snow yesterday and it's still snowing as I type this post. My girls are set up at the kitchen table with spoons and bowls of snow in front of them. The 16-month old has plain snow, but I let my 5-year-old decorate hers with colored sugar sprinkles. I figure if you can't beat it, eat it.

This morning: Bike & Shovel

This morning: Porch chair (aka, snow lump)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day~ A Song Tribute

Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful mother!

In addition to throwing the most creative themed birthday parties ever, my mom loved to sing around the house and in the car. As a result, I am now notorious for making up silly songs and belting out the Frozen soundtrack with my own daughters. Some of my favorite memories of growing up with mom include our impromptu duets to Going To The Chapel, Hey Big Spender, and this song:

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!