Saturday, 3 January 2009

Sign up for a new and exciting Newsletter

Looking for a newsletter with lots of information. Sign up for this new newsletter. Please see the following information about it.

Free Newsletter – “Write What Inspires You!” by Donna M. McDine

Coming off the inspiration of The 2008 Muse Online Conference, I have embarked on creating my FREE newsletter, “Write What Inspires You!” to be published monthly.

Each issue will contain:

Welcome Message
Author, Editor and Illustrator Interviews
Book Review(s)
Proclaim Your Successes
Reflections or Dreams
Additional categories may be added.

The newsletter is currently book through June 2008 with exciting interviews and submissions from all levels of expertise, except for the category Proclaim Your Successes. Go ahead and submit your news to be included in the next issue.

Momentum and interest continue to build on a daily basis and the opt-in subscriber list stands at slightly over 90 all with just two issues released.

If you would like to contribute to future issues please contact Donna McDine at and pitch your idea.

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I look forward to hearing from you.

Here’s to your inspiration!

Donna M. McDine
Children's Author
Member SCBWI


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Thursday, 1 January 2009

A New Day, A New Year

It took a lot to stay awake until midnight last night. But how can you go to bed when the new year is just around the corner.

Well, midnight finally arrived, with a second added on before the clock struck 12., something to do with the earth going round the sun, or something like that. A few fireworks later, and we were headed for bed.

Warm and comfortable, we were just dozing off, when we were woken by the late setting off of more fireworks. Although we weren't in a deep sleep at the time, it wasn't far off. If it wasn't for the fact that work required an early start today, this wouldn't have been a problem. The fireworks had started our dogs off, and they then barked for the next few minutes. The joys of New Year.

Well, we got through last night, we've struggled through today, and we look forward to this year. It can only get better, or should I say, it can only be better than the last few.