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THE JOY OF COMPLETING A NOVEL

I’ve been working on Gram & Me for over two years. I thought, once I retired, that I’d pump out a new manuscript at least every year, if not every six months. I certainly have enough ideas to keep them … Continue reading

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VALUE OF TAKING TIME OFF

Studies have shown that people who take periodic vacations – and give themselves permission to leave work behind during those vacations – are more productive than people who slog along no matter how tired or fried they are. That doesn’t … Continue reading

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WINNING AN AGENT: MAYBE THIS TIME

Winning the attention of a well-connected agent and major publisher—AND having your novel viewed by the publisher as worthy of considerable investment—isn’t just about writing a good story. That’s part of it (unless you are a celebrity, which automatically propels … Continue reading

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The Promises of Spring

         On this relatively mild, sunny March day (mid-thirties), after an obnoxiously long and brutally cold/snowy winter, I can’t stop daydreaming about flowers and butterflies and spring and the warmth of summer to come. Yes, there still are several feet of snow … Continue reading

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TRANSITIONS IS DONE!

Well, sort of. Last Saturday I finished the first complete draft of Transitions, my third novel and the first in a three-book series! It is a draft because, while much of it has been edited, the last part (which I … Continue reading

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Another Year, Another Round of Rejections

No writer likes to receive rejections. Anyone who has been following my blog for a while knows I’ve been trying for months to find an agent who would say “yes” to In Her Mother’s Shoes. By Christmas I was reaching the … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS WISH TO NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

I feel a bit like the little girl who didn’t find what she wanted under the tree on Christmas morning. But I’m not a little girl. So what does a big girl do when she can’t have what she really … Continue reading

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THE (HOLIDAY WISH) BEAT GOES ON

Just thought I’d update my readers on the status of my persistent drive to land an agent and a traditional publisher. It’s not looking great. I’m now up to 32 rejections of 85 queries sent. I have 3 partial manuscripts … Continue reading

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Might Holiday Wishes Come True?

I’m wondering if a little Christmas magic is in play. Two weeks ago I admitted that my holiday wish (and most writers, if they were honest) was to land an agent so I could have my next book (currently titled … Continue reading

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CROSSROADS

When is it time to admit to yourself that you’ll never make a living as a fiction writer? When should you abandon your lifelong dream? When does the cost of pursuing that illusion become too high when the benefits are … Continue reading

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