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One step forward, two steps back

Maybe that’s not precisely what has happened to me lately, but I sure felt like it yesterday. I’d had a bit of a rough week in the editing department, and that combined with my naturally serotonin-sucking brain meant that I … Continue reading

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Fingers crossed

Almost four months ago I submitted an application to the Northern Works-in-Progress grant competition. The grants are awarded about four months after the deadline date. In fact, the last time I won a grant, the notification arrived promptly on April … Continue reading

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Taking for granted

In the last few months I’ve applied to several granting programmes. Here in Ontario there are two provincially-funded ones I can apply for, and one federally-funded one, and I’ve gone for them all. Canada Council is a hotly-contested, national grant … Continue reading

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All those pages

Whenever anyone asks me how I am these days, the answer is “Fantastic! I finished my second novel!” I’m still floating from that accomplishment, and I’m thrilled to be right back at work on another novel, without feeling rushed, harried, … Continue reading

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My own personal writing retreat

On April 2nd I received a grant from the Ontario Arts Council to support my work on the Swan Harp trilogy. That same week, when I went in to work, I requested a leave of absence to devote three months … Continue reading

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A happy day

Today I planned to do some baking, because the chickens are producing way more eggs than we can eat. I figured an angel food cake, banana loaf and honey-egg bread would get me through a dozen eggs. Actually, because of … Continue reading

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One year on…

It’s not quite a year since Shepherd in Residence was published. I received my first royalty cheque this week, and sales, while not what we’d hoped (sell it all out! Have to print another thousand!) were, in my view, respectable. … Continue reading

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