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The Extermination Phase

So… Now that I’ve finished the first draft of one novel and my critique group is finishing up the critiquing of my other novel, I have a lot of revising to do. I spent most of yesterday on my other … Continue reading

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The Sacred Key

So I (finally) just finished the first draft of the novel I started this past July. For the past few months, it’s been sitting at a stage very close to the end while I’d been getting very little writing done. … Continue reading

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too long (?)

I have now seen two articles written by people who know the publishing business that say that the wordcount range for middle grade novels should be 20000 to 45000 words. My novel is 80000 words. I read a lot of … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed

In a post about two weeks ago, I mentioned that I’m looking at possible agents to query for my novel.  Using this guide to literary agents as my starting point, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed.  I should probably consider it a … Continue reading

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Staring at the words

Does opening my story on my computer and then staring at the screen for about an hour count as time spent working on my novel? I don’t know what’s wrong.  I’m almost finished with the story and I pretty much … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day post

Today I saw the following status update on facebook: To celebrate Valentines Day, change your profile picture to you and your spouse/significant other. Re-post, and tell how long you’ve been together. This is my answer: I wrote my first story … Continue reading

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