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Monthly archives for December, 2007

Sunday Morning Surprise

Sunday Morning Surprise

I spent the morning in a place much like this one.  In my mind. I’m talking the walled-in solitude feel of the place–my actual fictional world was a Florida marsh. Yep, I was sucked into the Writing Zone and when I came up for air, it was to answer a call from the hubby.  I was […]

Nibbles

Nibbles

Okay, I sounded kind of negative and kind of positive in yesterday’s post.  Believe me, this is normal during the querying process.  I went this route before.  Truth is, I’ve had quite a few nibbles on DOTT and I feel good about that.  With the kind of odds writers deal with, I should feel pretty […]

Sharing the Good and Bad as Promised

Sharing the Good and Bad as Promised

  Still chugging my way uphill. 🙂 This part of the journey has been shared here to keep up spirits of other writers doing as I am.  The query process is difficult.  For everyone.   Rachel Vincent, my critique partner, said on her blog that I would either have the best sort of Christmas present or need lots […]

Requesting a Little Magic

Requesting a Little Magic

I need to be writing.  The ideas have boiled up and are spilling over.  I need a little magic to take away all these holiday, school break and work distractions.  Before Christmas, I happened along one agent’s blog and got an idea of the astronomical odds.  She received about 8000 queries this year.  She only requested […]

Most Excellent Holiday

Most Excellent Holiday

Had a fantastic day with family yesterday.  We laughed, shared food, presents and wine, then watched this movie. I’m so glad I bought it, because I enjoyed it enough to watch over and over.  I don’t have that much clean-up today and I won’t be able to work until tomorrow on the paying job–so I’m […]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

I’m going to take a break here and spend the next four days with my family.  I’m hoping to squeeze a little writing in on Sunday, but I know better at this time of year.  😉  We’ll more than likely spend the day making sweets.  Yum. I did receive one no on a query today, so […]

Sad News

Sad News

Today was my anniversary. (It’s still the nineteenth, though this publishes as the twentieth.) At my wedding, we played Dan Fogelberg music because our very first kiss was at a Dan Fogelberg concert.  I just found out he passed away.  He was only 56.  It’s so hard to believe that we won’t be graced with the […]

Does This Happen to You?

Does This Happen to You?

“The will to keep trying is often the difference between success and failure”-Davie Sarnoff Ever pick up a popular fiction book by a favorite author and become so impressed by their style and talent with words… that icky self doubt comes creeping in to call?  You start to look at your own work as kindergarten-like […]

Crazy Stuff

Crazy Stuff

“There are three rules for writing a novel.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”  W. Somerset Maugham    I keep getting readers to the blog who look up the strangest things, but check this out!! http://www.lexic.us/definition-of/strangle A joke pic of teenage me with my annoying little brother and it made a definition page about […]

Writer Friends–As Necessary as ...

Writer Friends–As Necessary as Breathing

   I got one of the best gifts last year for Christmas.  A writer friend gave me a green velvet journal and she took the time to pen a writer’s quote at the top of every single page.   She’s a good friend and both of us work too hard, so we don’t get to see each other as […]

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