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The ManuscriptBy Anna J. Boll Two copies of my WIPbounce and zip through Manhattan islandpostal machines "Priority"to my agent and (cross-your-fingers) editor. This closurebrings lightness.Removing work.Cleaning the desk.Sending it away. But then you wait. Waiting is not light or heavy but … Continue reading
1. The kids were home last Tuesday for Veterans’ Day, and then Thursday and Friday sick. It was hard to get anything done 2. I was so happy to get some Mom and Dad time this weekend and they were … Continue reading
I am so happy to report that I have completed the first full draft of my novel. At 107 pages, it seems a little short, but I feel as if I told the story that needed to be told. I’m … Continue reading
I’m very happy that hubby is home. I am NOT procrastinating. I’m working on my WIP. But if YOU need something to get your mind off of work try this. Super Obama World
There comes a point in my WIP where I am almost done and then I decide that I suck. I cannot write. I shouldn’t be writing and the thought of writing one more word will be pointless. No more pointless, … Continue reading
I’m so happy to report that I finally pulled my head out of the sand, read through my novel, and wrote two new chapters today. Hope is restored.
Sometimes my webwanderings and research for my ballet book link up with my webwanderings as a conference director. That’s how I came upon Mark Siegel’s blog posting on First Second Books blog. This is a great posting about character development. … Continue reading
Hello. I should totally be writing as I had an extremely successful writing day on Tuesday and this is my other big chunk ‘o time day. But as usual, interesting cyber stuff keeps creeping into my time. (Often thanks to … Continue reading
…and I’m happy to say that I finished my revisions on my dummy book. Not without incident of course. Today I hired a sitter to allow me to get this work done. I had just completed a redraw of a … Continue reading
The snow and wind must be freezing my brain as I have not been able to cruise through the revision as quickly as I’d hoped. Must finish to submit to conference crit by Wednesday.