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A Question…
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Hey there! I’m back from the NINC conference in Florida—learned lots, hung with old friends, and made a few new ones! *Waving at them now!*

I’m back at my desk and ready to get stuck into writing a book I have due in just a couple of weeks (yikes!). It’s tough getting ahead of schedule, but I am writing a big ole note to self to make room on next year’s calendar for down time. I never figure on needing it, but this year too many surprises crept into my schedule and made it impossible for me to keep up with the hectic pace of my writing life.

Not what you want to hear about, I know. I’ll be sending a newsletter out sometime this week to let you know about releases that are coming SOON. If you aren’t signed up for my newsletter, you need to be. I’ll be giving away a free read to my subscribers. If you don’t subscribe to my newsletter, you won’t get the gift!

For you writers out there, I’ll be participating in NaNoWriMo this year. I’d love to be your “buddy” for the month. I know I’ll need tons of support to hit that golden 50,000 words. If you need a kick in the pants too, I’ll nag you right back.

So, I swear I do have a question. It’s a simple one. I am fascinated with things that happen in the sky—eclipses, meteor showers, etc. When I know something’s coming, I set alarms to wake up at just the right time, trudge down the driveway in my night-gown, and wait for it. I watched the recent blood moon at 5:30 AM. I caught the partial solar eclipse at sunset when I was in Florida. Are you as big a nerd as I am? Or could you care less?

8 comments to “A Question…”

  1. Snarky Mom Michelle
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      · October 28th, 2014 at 7:08 am · Link

    Oh, DEFINITELY! Blood moon? It hit here about 6:25 and my high schoolers are typically about on their way out the door soon thereafter, so I FORCED them out the back door to see it. (Twinager Sullen looked at me & just deadpanned, “Okay. I saw it. Can I have breakfast now?”) I even made Little Dude wake up 30 minutes early, which then backfired on me because it got cloudy here. Oops. LOL! Even if there are things that I’m not necessarily interested in, I figure it’s my duty as a Mom to force the experiences down my sons’ throats. I’m fun like that [snicker]. I would LOVE to see the Northern Lights… or a meteor / shooting star shower!

    Snarky Mom Michelle
    http://www.snarkymomreads.com



  2. Teresa Noelle Roberts
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      · October 28th, 2014 at 8:07 am · Link

    I don’t set alarms to see things at Nightmare O’clock, but I do make an effort. We’ve driven up to Maine to watch meteor showers on an unlit beach–in winter, no less!–and I went out in the middle of the night in my PJs to try to see the Northern Lights recently. (Too much light pollution, alas; I got only a hint.)

    I plan to schedule a visit to my mom to coincide with the Perseids, on the theory that the farm country outside of her town is dark and should provide some good viewing areas.



  3. Debbie P.
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      · October 28th, 2014 at 9:40 am · Link

    I totally am a nerd that way. Anything interesting that goes on & I drag the grands outside to check it out. Even if it’s just a really pretty sunset.



  4. Cara
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      · October 28th, 2014 at 9:52 am · Link

    I used to make the kids get up and watch things. I remember one time we all stood out in the front yard encased in sleeping bags watching for something to show up in the sky.
    Now that they are grown, I value my sleep more than watching eclipses or shooting stars. I do, however, enjoy looking up at the night sky. We don’t look up enough anymore.



  5. Gail Siuba
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      · October 28th, 2014 at 11:08 am · Link

    I’m a nerd that way too! I got up in the middle of the night, r should I say early morning to see the blood moon. It was really cool. 8) I would have checked out the solar eclipse if it wasn’t so cloudy here. I did check out the photos on TV though. 😀 I also love to watch storms roll in. I live in the middle of two weather fronts, one from the north & the other south. It makes for some cool cloud formations as we generally skirt the most severe weather!



  6. Pat Freely
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      · October 28th, 2014 at 2:48 pm · Link

    Yep, I am also a nerd. Love anything unusual and different. Also I’m a bit of a geek.



  7. Sharon Chalk
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      · October 28th, 2014 at 9:20 pm · Link

    Im just as big a nerd,I remember going out to the observatory about 25 miles from my house to watch Haleys Comet,cause at only once every 75 years I knew I wouldn’t get to see it again!!



  8. Laura
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      · October 29th, 2014 at 4:29 am · Link

    I try to make time for the Meteor Show in August. I can see this one best where I live if the sky is clear and I am not working. It last 2 or 3 days.