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The fiction addiction

The fiction addiction is taking over my house again. For a while, I had everything under control. Books were on shelves, where they belonged, except for two or three that I was reading or re-reading. Then my friend Suzan came over and lent me a stack of good reads. Then I hit a bookstore on Mother’s Day and bought a…

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Feeling like an auntie

I don’t know this from experience yet, but I’ve heard that authors feel like new parents when they hold their newly published books for the first time. They’ve gone through a long pregnancy, but there it is, finally. A baby made of ink on paper. The thoughts of the author’s heart have gone through all the stages of the writing…

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Spring surprises

It seems like the trees were bare just days ago, and now they’re dense and green with leaves. How did May get here so soon? This is my first spring in this particular house, so I’m enjoying the surprises. We didn’t know we had a star magnolia in the back yard, for instance. It just looked like an ordinary little…

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Ever prayed for a synopsis?

For a week or two now, off and on, I’ve been wrestling with a synopsis–a six-page summary of a novel, written in present tense, for my agent to use in selling the book. Sounds easy enough, except I was also revising the whole manuscript, so the synopsis kept changing. Once the plot finally stopped changing, you’d think it wouldn’t be…

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Revisions and Amy’s chocolate

You want to know why I haven’t been blogging lately? Okay, maybe you don’t care but I’ll tell you anyway: Because I’ve been revising like mad. I took a manuscript that was around 70,000 words and added all kinds of good stuff to it. Now it’s at 85,000 words and I’m much, much happier with it. I’m not done yet….

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Scattered

Yesterday was one of those scattered-in-all-directions days. I really wanted to be writing, especially because I’d figured out a major plot change for one of the novels I’m revising and so I wanted to dig into it. Immediately. But it was our night to host a home-group Bible study, so I had to clean the house, never a small task….

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My Sadly Neglected Blog

That’s exactly what I called this thing a few months ago when I was chatting with somebody. I can’t remember who it was, but he/she said: “That sounds like a great name for a blog. My Sadly Neglected Blog.” It certainly fits. It’s not that I lack something to write about, because I own plenty of opinions to inflict upon…

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A legacy of kindness

I learned this morning of the death of Virginia Ellis, author of The Wedding Dress and The Photograph. I hardly knew Gin, but a few years ago when I was a member of Georgia Romance Writers, she read and critiqued the first chapter of a novel I was working on. She offered the critique as part of GRW’s March workshop,…

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Soul Survivor

I recently re-read Soul Survivor by Philip Yancey. Subtitled “How My Faith Survived the Church,” it follows his journey through disillusionment to a stronger, smarter faith, informed not only by experience but by books that gave him glimpses into great minds. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the writers who influenced Yancey, who grew up in what he describes…

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They’re taking over my house!

I recently spent a little time with somebody who has fewer books in her whole house than I have on my cookbook shelf. (Not that I use my cookbooks often, since I’m highly allergic to domestic activities, but they’re there if I need them.) I can’t imagine being content with only a skeleton crew of books. In this house, they…

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