Come to the new blog . . .

Hey folks,

I don’t write over here anymore. But I have moved this blog to it’s own domain name so if you’d like, feel free to head over there and read the newer stuff! I’ve moved all of these posts over there as well so it’s all there, nothing is lost – don’t worry.

While you’re there, please feel free to subscribe to the RSS feed.

See you soon!

You’ll find us here –> {Margin of Error}

Be blessed,

{ write * design * blog }

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It’s a revival

No, not that kind! 😉

I’m reviving this blog over on my own domain. I’ve already imported all of the content from this blog. Please join me over there from here on out.

margin of error

~Annie

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Springing back into action (bad pun, I know)

Wow! Has it really been that long since I posted here?? This is awful. I feel bad about being absent from this space for so long. But I’m hoping the absence is over now. I’ve written a posting schedule/outline for this blog as well as my other blogs so hopefully that will enable me to stay on top of things.

Here’s what I envision for Margin of Error –

  • Monday . . . . . Life Anecdotes
  • Tuesday. . . . . Stories
  • Wednesday. . . Freelancing
  • Thursday . . . . Related Stuff
  • Friday. . . . . . . Weekly Progress
  • Weekends. . . . Stories

Today though since I’m posting this I won’t be following the schedule. Don’t want to bore you tears with 2 posts in 1 day when I’ve gone for so long.

I hope you had a great Easter! I created some Easter desktop wallpapers you can check out on my main site if you’d like. Even though Easter is over, they’re still kinda cute and have a spring feel to them. I might even add some more in the coming days. 😉

‘Til Tomorrow,
~ Annie

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Write Another Book

I’ve been thinking . . . that it’s about time to write another book. Since October, I’ve been extremely busy with my coursework for my Graphic Design Bachelor’s degree but I’ve done a bit of soul searching lately and come up the same thing I always conclude – I’m a writer.

Sure, I absolutely love graphic design. I’ve been doing it for over 17 years now and I’ll never tire of it. But my heart is in writing. Always has been. And I find that I am most fluid in the rest of my life when I’m busy writing. Something. Anything. Just writing.

I’m not sure if I’ll continue my degree or not at this point although I’m really leaning towards not right now. I still need to discuss this with my husband and see what he thinks. But my heart just isn’t in any more education. At least, not for design. I only decided to go back to school and get a Bachelor’s to brush up on the newer design programs and such anyway. Since October, I’ve learned a lot and it might be enough for me to be satisfied with the level of knowledge I have as a designer.

I’ll continue to be a part of the design world, continue to freelance as a designer but what I *really* want to spend my time doing is writing.

So . . . another book. Not sure exactly what yet but I feel there’s something brewing. 😉 I have a list of ideas I’ve been creating for a while now, just waiting for the right mindset to get going on. Maybe it’ll be one of them. Or maybe something else altogether.

I’ll continue to explore this here if you want to follow along. 😉

More soon!

~ Annie

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Overcome Writer’s Block

Back in November 2007, I wrote a series of blog posts on how to overcome writer’s block that I turned into an 11 page report. You can download it for free at Annie Anderson Blog as my special gift for stopping by Margin of Error today.

I haven’t been around much here lately between life, family, school and other stuff but I’m planning a new series of posts very soon. Stay tuned!

If you have any thoughts on what you’d like to see here or suggestions for topics, post a quick note in the comments.

~ Annie

PS – Check my new blog on weight loss and getting healthy at The Weight Loss Papers.

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It’s NaNoWriMo Time!

Get ready – NaNoWriMo 2007 is coming!

Yep, next week is November 1st – the official beginning of National Novel Writing Month. And as I have for the past 2 years, I’ll be participating. However, my goal is to actually WIN this year. 😉 See, the previous 2 years, I haven’t managed to make the 50,000 word mark that is required to “win” NaNoWriMo but this year, I plan to make it.

Last week I bought Chris Baty’s “No Plot? No Problem!” and it’s a great little book. I think it’s going to be very helpful in actually getting me across the finish line this time. I’ll try to update my progress every few days here. And if you’re participating, please let me know! We can help each other out.

~ Annie

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Something Accomplished

I’ve already written about this at The Write Point, but I wanted to update here too.

Over the weekend, I participated in Dr. Mani’s Heart Kids Blogathon by doing my own “mini-blogathon” over at the internet marketing & more blog. It was a lot of fun! I did a series of posts on Overcoming Writer’s Block. So far, there has been some great feedback both on the blog and via email. If you go check it out, let me know what you think.

My kids have all been ill over the past 2 weeks and up until Saturday night, I’d been well. But, late Saturday evening, I began to feel poorly and by time I woke up Sunday morning, I had a horrible cold. So, after resting much of the day Sunday, I’m now up trying to work on my various projects and taking care of kids. Not a fun thing to do when you feel awful and just want to go to bed. Too bad I couldn’t get my husband to take the day off today. I’m sure it would have done much to help get me well quickly.

Anyway, I’m in the process of updating and reworking the Write Point site. It’s now set up with a great blogging platform called blog i360. So far, I really like it. There’s a review of the service over at internet marketing & more if you want to take a look. I will let you know when the new stuff is live.

While I was resting yesterday in my sick health, I found the beginnings of a new story taking shape within my head. Unforutnately, the details are a little sketchy since I didn’t get up to take notes. I think I can figure it out, though. The biggest part I remember was a title –

Good Things Come.

Not sure where it will lead but I think it’ll be a fun project to work on. Perhaps I’ll post bit and pieces here now and then for you all to review. What do you think?

So – that’s it for now, I think. Sounds like the kids are finished with their lunch . . .

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