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Closing in on a First Draft

Closing in on a First Draft

After months of delving into Eleanor’s early life, I am closing in on the first draft of TO BE QUEEN.  I...

Trusting the Muse

Trusting the Muse

Even though I outline my novels before I sit down to write them, sometimes I can not see exactly how...

The Tough Chapters

The Tough Chapters

As I work on my latest novel about Eleanor of Aquitaine, I find myself thinking about the tough chapters. The chapters...

Meeting My Editor: Exploring Uncharted Waters

Meeting My Editor: Exploring Uncharted Waters

Yesterday was an incredible day. I had lunch with my agent, Margaret, and my editor, Claire. We sat at a...

Two Amazing Moments in One Day

Two Amazing Moments in One Day

I had the most amazing experience today. Last night, after working into the evening on my latest draft of THE QUEEN’S PAWN,...

The Victory of a Finished Draft

The Victory of a Finished Draft

Finally, I have implemented all the notes my editor gave me. Finally, I have completed the newest draft. I have...

Patience is a Virtue and Irony is a Hoot

Patience is a Virtue and Irony is a Hoot

Ironic. The same day I wrote my last post, wondering where my notes were from my editor, she sent the manuscript to...

Waiting on The Editor

Waiting on The Editor

There are many things I did not know when I started the process of trying to sell my work, and...

Writing and Re-Writing

Writing and Re-Writing

I disappeared for months again. In spite of all my best intentions, I keep doing that. This winter, I had...

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