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From order into chaos, and back into order again

I submitted my memoir to an agent last week – rushing to do it as I was so excited about finishing it. I did a little editing and shaping of the first three chapters, then did a little more. I … Continue reading

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Too many ideas, too little time?

A Writing Life – Trying to Get Back on the Horse This is a strange post, because I am currently facing a bit of a dilemma. Since getting the news of my publishing contract – possibly one of the most … Continue reading

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Editing

Today I redrafted the novel I wrote for my PhD, specifically to meet the suggestions made by an editor who saw it in its original form. Well, I say today – really, I have spent months redrafting and trying to … Continue reading

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New energy, new project

Today has been a busy and productive day. There has been an idea going round and round in my head for quite some time, and ever so often it gets another little push from my subconscious or my higher self, … Continue reading

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Editing

Editing is a bit of a nightmare, isn’t it? I’ve gone over the electronic manuscript again and again, and it’s driving me crazy. It’s not just the formatting, or the minor typos, or even the issues with remembering who’s who … Continue reading

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Writing is (not) Easy

Some people seem to think that writing is easy. You just sit in a corner and write, and the story pours out onto the page, perfect in form and structure, seductive in language. Being a writer is an easy way … Continue reading

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