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Feb 22, 2019
Sigh. Is it Spring yet?
Nov 21, 2018
I'm back. Still querying Paige 99, but starting to write again, with my old fervor...
Feb 26, 2018
Finally back in it - sent a batch of new queries this weekend, with rewritten chapters and a new approach. Why does my stomach hurt now?
Oct 23, 2017
Finally finished full rewrite of 1st 4 chapters per
Pop-up feedback last August, time to start submissions again! Wish me luck...
Aug 4, 2017
Just finished full rewrite of chapter 1 (should have done it a year ago). Can't participate this week, but will resubmit Pop-up for Aug 13
Jul 19, 2017
Finished 1st draft of opening story for new WIP this morning. Just saw Pop-up Submissions notice, Paige 99 will definitely be going in.
Jul 11, 2017
Finally replaced the old Vista-tainted laptop with a shiny new Dell. Time to rise from the dead.
Jun 30, 2017
Had blessed eureka moments yesterday, broke through my stall. I'm blazing to the end of the first brother/sister demon hunters installment.
Jun 1, 2017
The brother/sister demon hunters are keeping my mind off the sudden and extended radio silence from any and all of my current queries...
Apr 21, 2017
At a loss for what to work on - a sequel to my novel now out in queryland, or a brother/sister demon hunters project I recently revisited...
Mar 23, 2017
Mar 23, 2017
Mar 14, 2017
It's been snowing here, non-stop for 20 hours - looks like we might have a white Christmas! Oh, wait, it's mid-March...
Mar 2, 2017
Had a very odd dream this morning, but one of those demanding you scribble down memory notes because it's a story to be written! Joy!
Feb 2, 2017
Third rejection, but I've started the sequel. Outlined 7 chapters, started #2, had eurekas for opening line of #1 and several intense scenes
Jan 24, 2017
I had a "platform", but my old no-sleep habits nearly killed me. I let it die instead. I have to reboot it. I forgot how much work that is.
Jan 18, 2017
I need to write. I really need to write. Sequel to the novel currently in queries, or something different? Decisions...
Jan 12, 2017
I finally did it, sent my first round of queries to my top 5 yesterday.
Dec 23, 2016
Called all my beta readers together last night, over craft beers and eats. I fear they may lynch me if I don't start querying. Good job, me!
Dec 15, 2016
Finished the synopsis, finally. Just needs typing and a final edit. The new year will launch with queries, oh yes it will.
Dec 6, 2016
Of all the writing challenges I've ever taken on & nailed (genres out of my comfort zone, word limits, etc.), my synopsis is hardest. Why?
Nov 28, 2016
Finally heard back from all my Paige 99 betas. Apparently I may have a hit on my hands. Time to find an agent who agrees, he hoped out loud.
Nov 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen died. Sigh. Not a good week...
Nov 10, 2016
Cashier gave me a "Senior" discount on my coffee today-time to buy a red convertible and a 20-something girlfriend... ...Got midlife crisis?
Oct 5, 2016
October 4, 4:24 pm EST. The last edit, "apartment" changed to "safehouse condo", went in. Paige 99 is finally done and going off to betas.
Sep 22, 2016
Finished the final round of edits, have to type them all in now. Almost time for betas, and I'm freaking out - six years of work... zoiks!
Aug 11, 2016
Entered my first contest since my teenage years...creative flash non-fiction...hopes aren't high to win, but maybe at least published...
Jul 14, 2016
Final round of edits in progress... ...betas chomping at the bit... ...querying by Fall? My, oh my, this might actually happen.
Jun 21, 2016
Back to work from a short stay in Mississippi. There's so much more personality and history there than in my neck of the woods... ...sigh...
May 19, 2016
I sketched the layout of the lab on my lunch today... ...solved my "dangling the bad man from a catwalk, where?" problem... Almost there!
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