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finishing

Finishing a Novel and Letting It Go

Finishing and Letting Go are Not the Same Things. So much of writing a novel is about beginning it – plotting, character exploration. Beginnings are optimism incarnate. But finishing has a distinct flavor too, a bittersweet tang. Today I finished novel number three. Really finished. Drafting, spelling and grammar checking, fixing sequence errors, sending it […]

woodchuck

Woodchuck, Gopher, Groundhog. Aliases all.

A Royal Visit from a Woodchuck is an honor. Although maybe a painful one. There is no animal quite as full of himself as a woodchuck when he is sauntering into your garden to pillage. He carries himself with the bearing of a duke coming to check out his feudal holdings. Even when he climbs […]

scary

Scary. And It’s Not Even Halloween Anymore.

Scary times in the Writer’s Corral. I sent a manuscript off to an editor for the first time ever and waited with baited breath to see what she said. It’s one thing to write a contemporary romance. It’s a totally different thing to let a person who reads books for a living assess what you wrote. Aaack! […]