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Monday, March 10, 2008


Patience is a virtue

I'm spacing out blog posts a bit at the moment, for a number of reasons. First off, I'm tired. I finished my last book in a mad dash a couple of months ago, and have been writing a new one ever since. I'm 65,000 words into it, which is all to the good, but it's all taken it out of me a bit. My brain is a bit slow. As per my usual habit when I'm a bit weary, if anybody has a subject they'd like discussed, all suggestions are welcome, but in the meantime, I'm a bit sleepy.

The other reason is that I'm currently in a holding pattern, waiting for my poor overworked editors to all finish reading Book Two and tell me where we go from here. There's an element of suspense, but being an author with publishers is like being a traditional Mormon wife: there's only one husband/publisher, with a lot of wives/authors to divide the time between, and sometimes you just have to wait your turn.

This, however, might be a kind of encouragement to any brave souls out there who are currently shipping their beloved manuscript from agent to agent, and waiting out the long weeks with no reply. It really isn't personal, or a reflection of your ultimate chances: it can happen to published authors as well.

I shall let you know the news as soon as I'm able as soon as I'm able to. In the meantime, here's one of my better photographs to amuse you, taken in my neighbourhood on a particularly pretty day...

I just finished fusing my past two NaNoWriMo efforts into a unified manuscript. I still feel it needs some (okay, a lot of) reworking before it's fit for public consumption. Any words of wisdom you could provide as I dive into this process?

ps--I have a blog for my writerly endeavors now . . . should be linked to via my profile.
It's a well-written blog, too; congratulations. :-)
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