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A New Year: Looking Ahead

A New Year: Looking Ahead

As 2008 draws to a close, I, like so many, think not only of the year just passed, but of...

Before I Could Read, I Wanted to Write

Before I Could Read, I Wanted to Write

    Before I could read, I wanted to write. Or at least, to type. When I was four years...

Staying in the Chair: How Many Drafts Are Enough?

Staying in the Chair: How Many Drafts Are Enough?

Yesterday, I wrote about what the idea of “high concept” means. Basically a marketing term, a high concept idea is...

High Concept: Where Art Meets Commerce

High Concept: Where Art Meets Commerce

Last night, a couple of friends took me to dinner to celebrate my long-awaited sale. One of them was Elana...

Getting The Call

Getting The Call

As a writer who has spent ten years pursuing my art, getting the call from my agent that my book...

Lunch with an Editor

Lunch with an Editor

When my agent called and told me that the editor we were in negotiation with wanted to meet me to...

Working With an Editor

Working With an Editor

In my last blog, I mentioned being conflicted about absorbing serious notes on my current novel. Never before was I...

Siren Song

Siren Song

 Last week I had the unusual experience of reading the comments an editor made while passing on my novel.  The Queen’s...

Fear is My Friend

Fear is My Friend

If anyone has glanced at my blog since February, they might have asked the question: Where did Christy go? The...

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