The Thirteenth Tale

Posted on Nov 21, 2007 at 4:45 pm

I have just finished Diane Setterfield’s novel and  I am so so sad. It is heartbreaking to come to the last page of a book and know that there is no more- that it is all over and that it may be months and months before I find another as captivating and perfect as that […]

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so much nervous energy, so little outlet

Posted on Nov 17, 2007 at 8:32 pm

Ever have a day which is filled with people, noise, food and conversation and at the end of it you are just a quivering bundle of nerves? Today was like a day from a childhood fantasy (one not involving Narnia or Victorian England). At one point I had five families over,  the house was literally swarming […]

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These are a few of my favorite things

Posted on Nov 12, 2007 at 7:52 pm

 1) Smell of Barnes and Noble (books + coffee) 2) Half hour commute to work with quiet thoughts and music 3) Fireplace, crackling fire with kids and dog sitting around it 4) Toffee 5) British accents  6) A pile of warm recently bleached laundry from the dryer (sorry – I know that is hopelessly housewife-ish […]

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Posted on Nov 5, 2007 at 7:12 pm

If one editor has gotten back to my agent and the other four have not weighed in yet then perhaps more news/ rejections around the corner. *squeezing eyes shut and holding breath* *turning blue*

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another rejection

Posted on Nov 5, 2007 at 6:22 pm

Not too forlorn, as the editor had changed venues and now was looking at mostly middle grade fiction. (ages 4-12) Really, how upset can I be? *grins* I imagine Hartfield would not be right for cookbook publishers either.

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