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Leaving Valenia…for a while

I have now had two rejections in this latest round of submissions to agents. Progress, however slow. I don’t like to change my mind about something when I’ve made it up, but I’ve just done that very thing. It’s been … Continue reading

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One down, ninety-nine to go

Yesterday I received my first rejection in the current round of submissions. I was pleased because the rejection was quick. The whole text of it was “I’m sorry, but this is not for me.” Perfect – it said “no”, and … Continue reading

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Trying to stay out of trouble

Monday morning I packed up the rewrite of “The Last Black Swan” and sent it off to the editor who has “The Swan Harp”. That’s packed electronically, in a nice little .doc file of 99,000 words, give or take a … Continue reading

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The second draft

Sometime on Saturday evening, on my way in to work, I finished the second draft of “The Last Black Swan”. This makes me very, very happy. I sorted out some things that I knew were problems. I checked on some … Continue reading

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I loved my Summer of Writing, and now it’s over, but I’m finding that having a job – I’d say “day job” except that I’m working nights – has its benefits, too. For one thing, it was touching how many … Continue reading

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Back to work

Tonight I go back to work at the call centre. It’s going to take a while to get used to the new schedule – working 10:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. I’m sure I’ll be fine with it. I’m sorry to … Continue reading

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A last week

This is my last week as a full-time writer and artist, at least for a few years. Starting October 7th I go back to a regular job and return to writing part-time. I’m not sad about this – in fact, … Continue reading

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