Monthly Archives: June 2009

Jets to Brazil “Chinatown”

This song more than any other influenced my new manuscript, Lucky. The video is pretty awful but the audio is surprisingly good. Click on the link to hear it. Jets to Brazil Chinatown on YouTube /////////////////////////////////////////

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THE END

It’s simultaneously satisfying and saddening to write those two words at the end of a sheaf of papers, and the culmination of three months’ hard work ( there was another three months when I was sorting stuff out in my … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

Although I’m in the midst of revising my WIP… Sorry a quick aside here re. the WIP. Current title I’m tossing around is OH LUCKY GIRL! I’m starting to wonder what I was thinking of naming my heroine Lucky because … Continue reading

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LUNA MOTH

Today on my walk I found a luna moth on the road. It was not damaged but it was dead. I had no idea they inhabited New York State. Having seen them before only in Italy, I thought they liked … Continue reading

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WHERE DID ALL THE PRETTY COLORS GO?

Something is going on with the website again. You may have noticed that it is in plain black and white now rather than those lovely greens and reds. The magical stars have vanished and you can’t navigate around anymore. I … Continue reading

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HELPLESS BABY ANIMALS

Just got back from the morning walk. We saw the usual fauna (deer, turkey, squashed frog) but there seemed to be an increase in small baby animals. Those young enough to be on their own (I suppose) but too young … Continue reading

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Another Awesome Reader

This one from England. He looks like he’s enjoying the book, doesn’t he?! I mean he’s not asleep or anything…. /////////////////////////////////////////////

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RUSHING

So I’m sticking with my new diet of 1000 words per day and it’s going great. Usually I’m finished by noon or 1 pm having put in a good four hours or so of work. I’ve found that I spend … Continue reading

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Resting on my teeny weeny laurels

I’m going to admit something here in the hopes that it stops someone else from making the same mistake I made. I wrote my first book in a frenzy. I wrote two sequels, also in a frenzy. After many (mis)adventures … Continue reading

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Songs in the key of life

I’m sure I’m not the only one who listens to music while working on a new story. It helps me get into the mood. I almost feel as if I’m channeling my hero if the CD is the right one. … Continue reading

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