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The dreaded second act, and other business

Posted by nightphoenix on February 10, 2011 in Input, Novels, Output |

This week I started shopping Hands, Like Secrets around to some agents, and believe it or not, I’ve already had a request for a partial! I actually heard from this agent the day after I queried them. In case you aren’t familiar with the publishing business, such a response is jaw-droppingly fast. Of course, I’ve […]

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Groundhog Day

Posted by nightphoenix on February 2, 2011 in Input |

My son turns 5 today. Long overdue, if you ask me. It’s interesting, watching one’s own child’s succession of birthdays. I’ve noticed that he starts acting the age he’s turning several months before February, and mentally I start thinking of him as being that age. Makes the actual day feel a little anti-climactic, at least […]

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The queue

Posted by nightphoenix on January 24, 2011 in Input, Output |

Well, there’s one week until the conference. I’ve finished the copyedit…finally…so this thing is about as good as I can make it. I just need to do a run of business cards, and finish up the bags we’re going to hand out to the speakers. I’ve been slowly working on a synopsis, and I’ve been […]

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Kayfabe

Posted by nightphoenix on January 14, 2011 in Novels, Output, Process |

Well, I finished the line edit a week or so ago, and have been (mostly) diligently working on copyediting. And realizing that there’s often a wide gulf between what I think I wrote and what the sentence actually says. And that I tend to read what I think I wrote. Blarg. I’m also working on […]

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Throwaway stories

Posted by nightphoenix on October 11, 2010 in Novels, Output |

Notice how I’ve been blogging more lately? This is Not Good, folks. Well, not entirely…I mean, it’s better than taking long pointless naps or browsing the Web, but still, it’s Not Working On Shades. Every moment I spend blogging is time spent Not Writing. But, <insert excuse here>. Today I had some dental work done, […]

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Writing vs. Art

Posted by nightphoenix on September 1, 2010 in Process |

I’ve observed something about myself. I do my best writing when I write for myself, but I do my best art when it’s for other people. Not that I don’t want other people to read my writing…I do. Eventually. And it’s not that I don’t have readers in mind while I write. I’m always thinking, […]

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Humility

Posted by nightphoenix on June 26, 2010 in Process |

Last weekend, the hubby and I took Eli to see Toy Story 3 with my mom…and later that night, we saw The Karate Kid (minus Eli and my mom!). Toy Story 3 was good, but surprisingly…well, dark. I mean, some of stuff those toys were doing, some of the scenes, whew. Just the fact that […]

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Reluctance

Posted by Mistress of Feathers on March 10, 2010 in News, Output |

Getting back into the writing groove is, well…mostly not really happening this week. I’ve been irritated at myself, which doesn’t help my productivity level at all. But I think I’ve finally put my finger on what the problem is. I’m reluctant to produce any new writing right now, because I think I’m afraid of it […]

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Computer fail

Posted by nightphoenix on March 4, 2010 in Input, News |

So I’m sitting on the hubby’s computer right now, because my hard drive crashed yesterday. And of course, hard drives only fail when you haven’t backed up in a while. Wednesday’s Wisdom: Back up your stuff. Often. Luckily, I had just sent a copy of the second draft out to my critique group, so if […]

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Why not

Posted by nightphoenix on February 25, 2010 in Process |

I found an interesting blog written by another mommy, which I will have to poke around in a little more. But I thought her aspiring writers pledge was a good idea. I mean, hey, I’m already working on it, right? I, Nightphoenix, take The Aspiring Writers Pledge to write a book in 2010 with the […]

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