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13 May 2012 Focal Point

I used to think I couldn’t focus, but now I know it’s just that I try to focus on too many things. So, this past year, I narrowed my writing focus to two things. Okay, three–I’m completing a YA novel, I write a weekly column for Drumright Gusher and Oklahoma Observer, and I’m a poet–I jot lines at dinner, at school, and in line at the store.

I didn’t stop reading quality literature for young people, however.  I read, at least for a few minutes, almost every night. My reading material is a mix of youth lit and nonfiction books about farming, politics, and economics.  See, more of that focus.

Because I’ve never quit reading quality children’s literature, the focus of my blog, I’ve decided to change my blogging habits. I can address books I believe worthy of comment in a few lines. Starting now.

It’s good to be back.