Me • About Reading & Writing •
What I Used to Do
What I Do Now •
Typical Day • Photos! • Press
First I wake up. Then I wake up my children, they don’t
like that too much! Then we all get ready for our day…eat
breakfast, brush and wash, get dressed and off to school they
go, and off to the gym I go.
After a good dose of exercise and a big bottle of water, I’m
ready to work.
So of course, I check my email, and call my mom and dad in
Florida and my mother-in-law, Jan, in Connecticut. Then I re-read
my stories that I’m working on.
I like to print out each page and spread them across the floor
in order. I go over them line by line, sometimes from the last
page to the first, trying to catch any mistakes. I circle and
fix the mistakes and read the whole story out loud.
Then I re-print it, and do it again.
I will work at my computer until or through lunchtime, then
go for a walk outside or on the treadmill in my home office.
This clears my head a bit. Then, it’s back to the computer
again or I may do my homework (yes! I have homework too!),
or I may stop at the library and just read other picture or
On some days, I might work until 4 or 5:00. On other days,
I’ll quit early and pick up my kids so we can do something
Other days, I have meetings to go to or school visits to go
to. I like to go into my sons’ schools and read my stories
or just help the teachers with literacy groups. Today I am
the “Mystery Guest” for Nixon School’s first
grade classes in Sudbury. I give hints about what I do for
my job, and the kids try to guess my occupation. Then I read
my stories to them.
At night, I like to print out a final copy
of what I’m
working on and read it to my kids or my husband. Sometimes they
like to be an audience; sometimes they’d rather play
Legos! Yup all of them!
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