Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala

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"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown

"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it."
~Jesse Stuart

"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf

Friday, March 25, 2011

On being an editor...

Jen Daiker asked me to do a guest post on her blog today about what it's like to be an editor for a small press. Since I've never been an editor for a large press, I just talked about being an editor period.

So come see me over at Unedited!

And guess who came home this week? This handsome guy is #8 Gowen son, the baby of the family.


Only now he's a tough Marine. Ha, who is he fooling, he will always be my baby.









37 comments:

  1. Aww, those kid pics are so cute! hehe

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  2. Thanks for sharing I love seeing his serious and playful sides. Be proud Mom~ Off to check your guest post!

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  3. Way to go Mom! he's a US Marine now but he's still got his mothers doe eyes.

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  4. Awwww, sweet photos. We have a nephew who is a Marine. Really something to be proud of, Karen.
    Karen

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  5. OMG the cuteness! (Both the boy and the man) :)

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  6. Just read the interview. It was great Karen!

    Congrats on having a Marine in the family!!! That is amazing.

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  7. Handsome, handsome young man!!! Take care
    x

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  8. very sweet! Have a fun visit~

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  9. Oh I hope he knows that these pictures are up for the world to see! Nothing like online baby pictures to remember that you'll always be someone's baby.

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  10. Congratulations! You've got good reason to be proud your Marine. Give him my thanks.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

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  11. Aw, love those photos. I bet he's real pleased you put the baby photos up. :)

    Off to check out your guest post.

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  12. Great photos and how nice to have him home. I read the article and I think the job requires patience, being firm, being able to compromise as well as seeing the whole picture and, of course, being creative and respecting the author's creative instincts. Boy, that was a paragraph that needs some editing, but I will let it go as it comes from my heart. Good for you that you know how to do all that, as well as helping us. I learn a lot from reading your blog.--Inger

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  13. Karen, I'm clicking over to Jen's blog, but first let me tell you how thankful I am for your son's service. I pray for our military every single day.

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  14. I'm sure he's thrilled you're sharing those photos! ;)

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  15. Great pictures and congrats on getting to see your baby again! Love the interview over at Jen's. It was very well written.

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  16. Whoa. The text/font on that other blog is wonky. Totally weirded my eyes out! lol.

    Great info about being an editor though, thanks Karen! I hope my manuscript gets properly edited some day.

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  17. Welcome homes are wonderful. Enjoy your time together!

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  18. aw, so cute! *cough* I mean, manly ;)

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  19. Hi Karen ..# 8 .. golly gosh & as you say handsome chap - delighted he's back with you ..

    Great pics too .. enjoy yourselves .. cheers Hilary

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  20. Was lovely to see your 'baby' home again. I'm sure you'll make the most of the time.

    I must get over to unedited and read your interview.

    Denise<3

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  21. Great photos Karen. What a great young man! I'm proud of him...

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  22. Thanks, Pat. It's been quite a long process. If he weren't in reserves, he would be called up this fall.

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  23. Oh wow....where has the time gone? He's such a doll!

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  24. Oh so sweet! I love this, you know they will always be your babies right? You must be proud Karen, well done. And welcome home to your son.

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  25. I'm so glad you have him home safe. You must be so proud of him :)

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  26. They'll always be our babies, won't they?

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  27. Welcome home to your son! Such cute photos!

    Off to read your post at Jen's.

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  28. Cute pics! Glad your boy is back home :)
    Give him my thanks for his service. Our troops are amazing!

    Off to check out your guest post.

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  29. I'm heading over there to read

    and welcome home to the Handsome Man!

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  30. What wonderful photos! Enjoy your time with your "baby"!

    Happy writing,
    Monti
    MaryMontagueSikes

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  31. I like your blog! I'm following you and I am also taking part in the A-Z Challenge, I look forward to seeing your entries. RuthieTootieWishes

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  32. Thanks for the kind words on my blog--they go such a long, long way :-)
    I read your guest post on editing, which provided great insight on keeping things in perspective during the editing process.
    I am your newest follower (until the newest comes along). I look forward to meeting up with you later this week during the A to Z Challenge.
    Have to also add what a handsome young man your son is! You must be so proud of him. Thanks to him for his service to our country.

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  33. Working my way over....

    What a handsome little boy, er, young man! Glad he's home safe and sound :)

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  34. I don't care how big and tough they get. They are ALWAYS our babies. And your "baby" has grown into a mighty handsome man! :)

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