Monthly Archives: August 2010

backstory

I’ve been struggling for months with the structure of my novel, and the main problem is back story. It’s the kind of romance where the hero and heroine were once very much in love then something happened, and now their … Continue reading

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holiday-itis (the kind you get when you work for yourself)

a friend and I were lamenting today how it’s difficult to give yourself a day off when your work is writing and your office is your house. Lucky for me I have a sister who was very happy to help … Continue reading

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meeting the fairy godmother

I get to meet Valerie Parv/fairy godmother next week – yay! Some things to ask: 1. Could Borris ever work as a hero’s first name? 2. So my manuscript’s pretty much perfect, right? 3. Should I call, er, you know: … Continue reading

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the pitch

today we had an acquiring editor come and visit our novel class, and ask for a pitch from each of us. It was a pretty interesting scenario, because she had asked to come and meet us, rather than being asked herself. … Continue reading

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the marriage paradox

as Cheryl pointed out a few days ago in response to my post about love, being in relationship is paradoxical. Special k encapsulated that very clearly tonight when he said: You need to do what you need to do, and … Continue reading

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when dishes and spaghetti collide

today started as the kind of day when my insurmountable pile of dishes didn’t bother me so much. It seemed less a dramatic confirmation of the fact that I will never ever manage to be up to speed in life … Continue reading

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love is a crutch/love makes life bearable

to my thoughts about Love I add this: Last weekend I cleared some things up with special k – one of the effects of which is, I’m not going to mother him anymore. I decided I quite like the idea … Continue reading

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