Tag Archives: uncertainty

The Rollercoaster of Revisions

It was a few weeks back, when I was in NY for the MWA-NY panel, that I sat down to lunch and read something that would help me through my editorial revisions over the past week and a half. It’s … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Sequel

The first draft felt pretty good. The second draft was something I survived. The beta comments told me I had a long way to go in revising the sequel to The Six Train to Wisconsin. As I struggle through my … Continue reading

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An Award, an Event, and Some Etc.

  The Six Train to Wisconsin was an International Books Awards Finalist for cross genre fiction! ***** On June 7th, I will be at the 4th Annual Writers’ Conference and Intensives at Hunter College in Manhattan (68th and Lexington). I’m going to … Continue reading

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The Precipice in the Present

It’s so much easier to see where you’ve been than where you are going. I can look back at my life and connect the dots. See what led to successes and misses. I can weave a beautiful tale of how … Continue reading

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Querying: The Dating Game

I equate my query letter with the first date. Sometimes there’s a connection and you ask to see me again (request my partial or full manuscript). Othertimes, it’s a dud and we part company never to lay eyes on each … Continue reading

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The Weather Gods Hate Me

On February 2, 2011, I am supposed to fly out to Italy for a 3 week backpacking trip/research for another book. Alas, the weather gods hate me. Note: I’ll be blogging from my iPad so please excuse typos. I try … Continue reading

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The Times They Are Changing

Did you ever want something and not want it at exactly the same moment? I have. I crave stability and security. I build an entire world and then it starts to suffocate me. And inevitably, I desire change as much … Continue reading

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Self-Doubt

Did you ever start questioning things in your life? You can’t really figure out what set it off, but suddenly you’re wondering if your making good decisions, if you’re on the right path, and if you are really happy. Yes, … Continue reading

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