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Genesis of a Novel – Part XIV – Acceptance!

That’s right! You read that correctly. Misfortune of Vision, the novel whose journey you’ve all been following since Part I – The Beginning back in July 2016, has now been accepted by my publisher! I’m just waiting on the contract now. .

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XIII – Submission!

Yes, yes, I have finally gotten to where I am reasonably happy with the edits, and I’m submitting my novel to my publisher for consideration. . Since I’ve a standing relationship with my publisher, it is much easier for me

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XII – Beta Edits

I sent my latest WIP, Misfortune of Vision, to 7 different beta readers for their analysis, critique and feedback. That was almost a month ago. . I’ve gotten one back. That’s pretty normal. I expect maybe 2-3 others to come

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Genesis of a Novel – PartXI – Beta Readers

So, you’ve finished your first draft. Congratulations! That’s an incredible hurdle! So many would-be authors never finish their first draft of their first novel. It deserves celebration, kudos, and a nice big drink of the alcoholic persuasion. . Now comes

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Genesis of a Novel – Part X – More Procrastination and First Draft Finished!

OK, so I procrastinated some more. It happens. . There sometimes comes a point in your draft that you have many more interesting things to do. This seems to come to me about 2/3 through a draft. It just happened

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Genesis of a Novel – Part IX – Procrastination and NaNoWriMo

Procrastination is such a wonderful thing. How else would author houses ever get cleaned? . Many times I’ve been facing a project that seemed too big, too difficult, too annoying, too boring, and ended up with a clean house, mowed

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Blessed Samhain, a time to honor your ancestors!

This time of year is full of mystery, cold wind, and rattling leaves, no matter what your beliefs. The ancients thought it to be a time when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest. That

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Interview with A.J. Clarkson

Welcome! Today I’m interviewing the fantastical A.J. Clarkson, a woman who has my deep respect for her perseverance and resourcefulness. . Where do you get your ideas? . One factor for me is that writing for audio plays is limiting in some

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The Heartbreak and Joy of Muses

Everyone has a muse. Perhaps we don’t know it, or haven’t quite gotten in touch with ours yet, but we each have one. Some people have many.   I’m not necessarily talking of the traditional nine muses of Greek Mythology,

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Reviews are coming in for Better To Have Loved

Reviews are starting to come in for Better to Have Loved.   This book is based on the tale of my parents’ 30 year search for true love, through England, Scotland, Spain and Denmark. Their story is what inspired me

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