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Bingeing again

This weekend is To the Point’s quarterly writing binge – a weekend of eating, sleeping and writing. Each of us prepares and cleans up after one meal a day, and the rest of the time is devoted to whatever project … Continue reading

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Pass the chocolate

Today I’m pumped about being a writer, and about the possibilities of living on my work. Why? Because today was Mission Submission day in Thessalon. Mission Submission is not only the name of my office on Zoetrope, but also the … Continue reading

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I don’t want what?

The other day I got a newsletter with an article on writers’ groups that I just couldn’t believe. The author of the article said that the purpose of a successful writers’ group was to boost your sales, and if the … Continue reading

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The myth of the lonely writer

At 1:22 this morning – but who was checking? – I finished the second draft of The Swan Harp. Thanks to the feedback from my readers I added another subplot, which added another forty pages, and the story is much … 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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That was a week!

It’s been an incredible week. My cheque arrived, and I got all shaky and fluttery all over again. The feeling that I don’t have to worry about living expenses while I complete this novel is unfamiliar to me. I’m having … 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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