A Catch-All Post

President Obama Signs Critical Legislation to Prevent Child Abuse and Domestic Abuse. The repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell has garnered (and has deserved) the majority of attention the last few days, but this one is important to me, and I wanted you to know about it.


Don’t forget to sign up and let me know if you’ve been naughty or nice! The drawing will happen after 5 pm Friday night.


So. Last night I started my expertise hours. I have budgeted out writing time for this week (not so much), next week (rather a lot) and the first week back at work in the New Year (a real challenge because I’m working office hours, not college hours).

Three things:

1. Twelve hours seems to be about right so far. Although it was a bit of a stretch during week 3, I did in fact manage to find 12 hours to write. When the semester starts, I have 3 hours to write each Wednesday in addition to evening and weekend hours.

2. Sitting down to just write is what leads to writing. Sitting down with the internet on to comment distracts.

3. Making a schedule to write also means making a schedule to exercise, which you are more likely to stick with during the school year.

So it turns out that writing is even good for your overall health!


Vacation begins on Thursday, which means I will be MUCH quieter, and posting only occasionally. I’ll be back here at least this weekend to announce my naughty and nice winners, but I will be much quieter as I work on novellas and syllabi.

I hope all your Christmas prep is going well.


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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