birthday

Posted on Aug 27, 2007 at 9:18 pm

Twas my birthday today- and I am still jumping up and down over my present. My office staff gave me a brass stand which holds a letter opener and a magnifying glass with a whale-bone handle. And a S.H. DVD set starring Christopher Lee, and a Barnes and Noble gift card. OK, so the Christopher […]

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Horses

Posted on Aug 25, 2007 at 7:34 pm

Haven’t posted for a while- no news yet on the writing front Spent the afternoon talking to a neighborhood friend and found out that she is a horse lover. She actually spent the last few years breeding, training, rehabilitating horses. She said she had wanted to board her horse closer to home but had been looking […]

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Losing that feeling

Posted on Aug 16, 2007 at 7:57 pm

One of my online friends just posted about the sadness of not feeling the characters in her writing anymore, not getting that excited inspirational rush which she used to get.  It’s sort of weird when what you have been feeling and fretting about is mirrored in someone else’s words.  For the last few months I […]

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Well- can’t say I didn’t expect this

Posted on Aug 16, 2007 at 7:46 pm

Dear Leah:  Just spoke with my editor at [name of publisher] and this is what she said.  She thinks your writing is fantastic and she can see why the estate was so pleased to give you the go ahead.  Her main concern was – is this really a young adult book.  She was thinking of what it […]

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tense anticipation

Posted on Aug 14, 2007 at 2:54 pm

My agent sent out a little “nudge” email to the second editor this afternoon. Am waiting now….She’s had it for two months… and that little subway email came a month ago.  Flying back to Atlanta in 3 hoursIt’s such a prestigious publishing house- my hopes aren’t very high. Also beginning to very much doubt the young […]

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Wedding

Posted on Aug 13, 2007 at 11:00 am

I am in Rochester NY with the kids for a family wedding. My husband’s sister got married and the wedding was yesterday afernoon. It was a lovely boisterous wild affair, like most orthodox Jewish weddings and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.  My husband went back to Atlanta this morning (the life of a resident) and […]

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Silver Lining

Posted on Aug 8, 2007 at 1:27 pm

I guess the positive spin would be that it is rare for editors to read an MS even once all the way through if they don’t see potential. This editor read it twice. And offered to read it a third time- (if I make Dora fall in love and take out Watson’s narrative.) So – […]

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Discouraging news

Posted on Aug 7, 2007 at 9:37 am

Well- here is what I got from editor #1. The one who suggested the changes and had read my original. (Not the one with the missed subway stop- she hasn’t written back yet.) Thank you so much for sending the revision of The Hartfield Affair. The author did such a subtle, intelligent job here—not just addressing […]

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Vacation report

Posted on Aug 6, 2007 at 12:05 pm

Well, we got back from our London/ Amsterdam trip. It was supposed to be Paris/London/ Amsterdam but there was a mishap with the train ticket. I hadn’t realized that if you wait until the day of the trip to buy your Eurostar train ticket it will end up costing about $1500. So my husband went […]

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