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What a Headache . . .

Oscar Wilde said he took out a comma in the morning and put it back in the afternoon. Long before I devoted endless hours going back over and over what I’d written, I laughed at that quote. No longer. I’d recently

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Southern Fried Dinner

I’ve finished The House on Serpent Lake, waiting to go over the final edits, so I’ve been catching up on cooking. Ok, very little, but still, it’s better than McD’s dollar menu or frozen dinners. And I’ve been browsing websites, drooling

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Unholy Desire – More Changes, More Revisions

I wish I could write my story the way instructors say it should be done:  get the story down, THEN go through and do the revisions. It’s such good advice, simply because it makes sense. Get your story down before

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Queries – From Rejections to Success

I’m not sure which part of the writing & publishing process is the worst – agonizing over the actual writing, or trying to compose a query once the manuscript is complete. But to have that wonderful novel published, if you’re

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Finding Inspiration

The past few months have been a whirlwind of activity: receiving an offer for my mystery/thriller, With Full Malice, a novel that took nearly two years to write and edit, completing the other tasks my new publisher requested, then getting

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2nd Round

I went through my manuscript and corrected the errors/typos my editor flagged, but wasn’t sure how to correct the unexplained event. Finally, after a couple of days of ‘power thinking,’ I figured it out, wrote it, and sent the manuscript

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Advance

Two things have happened in the past couple of days. My editor sent the edits, and my advance arrived in the mail. All of it. I haven’t taken the check to the bank yet, although I will; I’m not one

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