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The Long Road to a Finished Novel

I’ve posted a few times about the completion of the first draft of my third novel, currently titled Gram & Me. I had high hopes of editing and polishing and maybe even securing an agent by this summer. Many revisions later, … Continue reading

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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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Moving On – I Write Because…

No one could ever accuse me of giving up easily. Having worked through my entire list of agents by the holidays, I was ready to throw in the towel with the stream of rejections. Then I received one that gave … Continue reading

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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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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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Keeping Up With the Jones’ (or at least the bloggers)

Do you value knowing what’s being blogged out there but find yourself too time-challenged to keep up? Help is on the say! I stumbled across Joel Friedlander’s blog earlier today. He has very generously pointed the way to some informative blogs, … Continue reading

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Scaling Author Mountain – Part Three – The Author Generation Gap

 I’m taking a little detour from writing about my own publication process to talk about a real-life marketing experience – the Chronicle Book Fair in Glens Falls, NY.  I participated in my first book fair as the author of Autumn Colors yesterday. … Continue reading

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