My editor, illustrator, designer, and I have had our heads together doing more edits, making more adjustments, and obsessing over details others would probably never notice.
It has been such a mind-altering month of travel and conversation — I’ve come home thinking very differently about the year ahead.
You know how, when you’re thinking about buying a new car, you suddenly notice that exact car all over town? It’s sort of like that for me right now with books. Now that I’m writing another book, I find myself tuned in to other authors. I automatically perk up when I meet someone with a book project underway. Book-writing is such a thrill. Turning years’ […]
I’ve been tweeting as @parenthacks for almost seven years. Over the weekend, I changed my Twitter handle to @ashadornfest. The change makes sense; it reflects how I prefer to use Twitter — as a place for conversation more than publication or promotion. Given that there will be a book titled Parent Hacks on the shelves soon enough, tweeting as @ashadornfest […]
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Hello, friends! I hope your holiday preparations are going well. I've been on a surprise writing hiatus. "Surprise" because I didn't plan for it, even though it has been just what I needed. Hanukkah has begun. Not long ago, I turned in the first draft for the Parent Hacks book. It felt so good to […]
I JUST SUBMITTED THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE PARENT HACKS BOOK TO MY EDITOR. CAN YOU TELL I’M EXCITED ABOUT THIS? A photo posted by Asha Dornfest (@ashadornfest) on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:44pm PST This site exists because of hundreds of you were willing to share. People I didn’t know — busy people, […]
So much goodness swirled around this week, but I've barely looked up or shared any of it. I'm heads down finishing the manuscript for the Parent Hacks book, which is consuming most of my conscious thought at the moment. This is only the book's beginning; my first attempt to transform what we've been doing here […]
This is a continuation of my attempt to tell you what's next for Parent Hacks. Thank you for indulging my need to talk things out in order to get them clear in my head. If backstory's not your thing, feel free to skip to the "What's Ahead" section. But if you're interested in one writer's changing […]
I spent last week writing a post about what's next for Parent Hacks. The post is crap. Seriously, it sucks. Be glad I didn't publish it. I then went offline for three days to chaperone my daughter's camp field trip in the Oregon desert. It was an amazing experience: high desert ecology, 5th grade social […]