The Next Hill To Climb

As I mentioned in one of my conference recaps, one of the agents I met with at Mount Hermon recommended I cut another significant chunk of words from the ms... and then I was welcome to submit again. I'm looking at 150,000 words as a goal now. It seems even more...

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Journaling A Writers Conference, Part 4

Day Six - Monday, April 6 You guessed it. A huge (I mean, really, really GIGANTIC) spider is lurking in the shower at 5:45am, and since I'm first up, I get to dispatch it. Of course I don't see it hiding behind my roommate's shower puff until I'm ready to step IN the...

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Journaling a Writers Conference, Part 3

Day Four - Saturday, April 4 9am. The Major Morning Tracks begin directly after breakfast, which I shared with my fellow attending ACFWers (we have three tables set aside for us this morning). I've chosen to take author Davis Bunn's class, Taking Your Story To The...

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Journaling a Writers Conference, Part 2

Day Two, Thursday, April 2 Marion and I are up before the frogs, readying ourselves for our free day. Karen and Julee, who are staying off campus, arrive to pick us up. The weather is crisp and clear, quite chilly in the early hours, but we've been warned to pack...

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Journaling a Writers Conference, Part 1

I'm home today after nine days on the road, sans email, blog, Facebook, etc. I've been at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference (their annual 40th). For the simple purpose of not arriving back home with the entire week become a mental blur, I decided to keep a...

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Anniversary

Ten years ago today, March 26, 1999, I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. To mark this anniversary, someone else is cooking my dinner tonight. Which means I have more time to work on my pitch, my one sheet, and my synopsis, not to mention the on going editing. Text...

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SIG…. check!

I'm still busy editing, shopping, planning, praying, writing, preparing and organizing myself for the upcoming writers conference, but just had to post that I have managed, with much sweat and a few tears and a headache or two, at long last... drum roll please... to...

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An Unexpected Party

On the spur of the moment, with uncharacteristic lack of premeditation, I've gone and registered for a writer's conference, which takes place in April. Several of the agents I'd planned to query via email or snail mail will be attending. I will query them in person....

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Fictional Places I’d like to visit

I'm stealing this idea from Kaye Dacus, who stole it from her cousin, who borrowed it from a friend. Here's my 10 Fictional Places I'd like to visit: 10. LOST: the Beach Camp. But only during a peaceful lull, sometime after Desmond returned and the Dharma supplies...

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Between edits

My weekend off from writing, editing and (mostly) thinking about Kindred was refreshing. So nice to dust off those rusty far-right-brained skills with 6-7 hours of pencil drawing, the preliminary step for a painting. Our frequent hikes around Lost Creek Lake have...

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