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Bran for bloggers

Yesterday was my Business of Writing meeting. If you’d been in the Pepper Mill in Thessalon, where we often hold these things, you’d have thought you were watching four women having a kaffeeklatsch. In fact, a couple of women who … Continue reading

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Another step

I’ve just spent about a week away from home – I’m very happy to be back, and if you could see Spook doing his impression of a shoulder fungus, you’d know he was happy to have me back, too. At … Continue reading

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Looping

Between Monday night and yesterday afternoon, I’ve been thrown for a loop. Monday morning I was plugging away at my goal of finding an agent for The Swan Harp. Tuesday evening, although I’m not signed with anyone yet, I seem … Continue reading

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And now I wait

A few minutes ago I gave my synopsis and pitch letter another going-over. I don’t know if it’s perfect, but I believe it’s as perfect as I can make it. I sent it in. So now I wait. While I … Continue reading

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The pressure’s on – and off

This month is dedicated to getting the second draft of the young adult novel done and in to Penguin Books. Well, it was. I mean, it still is, but the pressure is off a bit. I don’t have to submit … Continue reading

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At lewis ends

When I was a child I read a series of English children’s books about Paddington Bear (so named because he had been found at Paddington tube station). Paddington, in the way of storybook bears, was rather more human than otherwise, … Continue reading

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Yee-hah! Woo-hoo! Hooray! I DID it!!

I have, just within the last hour, finished the first draft of my young adult novel, working title “The Swan Harp”. I am five full days ahead of my revised goal (September 30th) and twenty days ahead of my initial goal … Continue reading

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Next – what’s wrong with this story?

I’m on the home stretch of this novel. I am working on a long scene now, and it’s almost done. After that I have six more scenes to go, three of which are short, and three long. I’m aiming at … Continue reading

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Stop me before I write more!

The other night my husband and I sat on the couch with tea – we do this sometimes, when he can drag me away from the writing. Actually it’s not quite that bad; he’s home two days a week and … Continue reading

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Feeding the Penguin

The writing is just rolling along! I have another 4,000+ words done, and I’m beginning to feel that I can actually make my deadline. I know that the rewriting is going to be very hard work, especially as I’ll have … Continue reading

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