The One Liner

I've long meant to work up a one line pitch (or hook) for Kindred. Not an easy thing to do, capsulizing a Very Long Novel into one sentence, without making it run on via endless clauses for a solid paragraph.So why bother? Editors and agents like them, for one. They...

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The Best Laid Schemes…

The best laid schemes o' mice an' men/Gang aft agley.Or so says Robert Burns. Proverbs puts it, "The mind of a man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps."I meant to focus on writing this summer (more so than usual, that is), in hopes of finishing the last...

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Da List

This is really an addendum to my last post. It's the full list of all the finalists in the ACFW Genesis Contest, for 2008. I'm honored (and pretty stoked) to be among this group!Chick lit/mom lit/lady lit Annalisa DaughetyTiffany KinersonSara RichardsonLynda...

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Genesis contest finalist

Time to announce that back in mid April I was notified that the first 15 pages of Kindred, which I entered in the ACFW Genesis contest (under a different title to preserve anonymity), is a finalist in the Historical category. I had to wait until July 15th, to the best...

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10 Things

A writer acquaintance from the Compuserve Books and Writers Forum developed this fun meme some months back. Ten Things About Me as a Writer 1. Your genre(s)? Historical at present, although I've written contemporary, fantasy, and one children's book. 2. How many books...

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In Memoriam

We said farewell to our beloved boy, Hiero, yesterday, July 2 at 6:30pm. He was diagnosed with advanced and spreading cancer, was in constant need of pain medication and fluids to combat a sudden high fever. He was no longer eating or drinking on his own, so we were...

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Getting there

A few minutes ago I finished the edits suggested by my beta (test) reader, Lauri. With her help (and I actually cut more than she suggested), I've slashed the word count from 288,000 down to....drum roll please....217,600 words!!!!That's a grand total of over 70,000...

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Word Loss Update

I'm down to 225,500 words (from 288,000 and change). I've cut out what nearly amounts to a novel, in some genres. It's a little like someone losing enough body weight to equal another person. I don't know whether to be proud of this... or embarrassed.Once I finish...

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Hard Work? Yeah, I suppose so….

Recently my grandmother, Margaret, who reads my blog (Hi Grandma!), wrote to me and mentioned that she never realized how much work it is to write a book. Writing is hard work, but I'm pretty sure I chose one of the harder types of books to write--a historical based...

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Meeting and Word Count and Goals

Had another great meeting with fellow Southern Oregon ACFW members Beth, Lynn, Anne, Bonnie, and Lorena, yesterday, Saturday the 7th of June, at the lovely Heaven On Earth restaurant and bakery. We talked about our careers, the biz, our WIPs, some disappointments and...

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