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Three Minutes of Beauty

Well, it’s done—the first draft, that is—and I’ve spent the week catching up at home, reading, reading, reading, and taking a little break before I jump into revisions. I LOVE revising and editing (I may have mentioned that before) and…

On First Drafts

First drafts are crap. They just are. And the crappiness of this first draft is driving me crazy. A part of me feels deep despair at how clunky and awful some of it is and another can’t wait to be…

How I write

Since I’m diving back in to writing the next book in the series, I thought I’d tell you a little bit about my writing process. First, I write down every idea I have in notebooks, on scraps of paper, napkins,…

In which I do magic

The thing I think I love most about writing is editing. Don’t get me wrong, I love the whole creative imagining of it all–coming up with the story, hearing the characters say things as I’m writing their dialogue, watching their…

Loving

About Writing: * The evolution of a novel from first draft to final is amazing. How much more complete it is, rounded, intertwined.  * The accidental perfect turn of phrase–like a moment of brilliance.  * How, even when I think…