Monthly Archives: April 2010

Bruised Egos (and writing)

I’ve been blogging since 2007. I’ve blogged quite a few times about ego. Perhaps because we all have them. Perhaps because I am overly conscious of mine. Perhaps because it pretends to be shy and retiring but is in fact … Continue reading

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Apprenticeship

I love the word apprentice. For some reason it always conjures up visions of Wart and Merlin swimming with trout (T.H. White’s The Once and Future KIng) or Duny/Ged before he becomes Sparrowhawk (Ursula K. LeGuin’s Earthsea). It’s sort of … Continue reading

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My Muse

I have a muse. (Actually I don’t know if it’s really a muse or a figment of my superstitious fearful imagination which has created something exterior to be responsible for everything I write). Whatever the reason may be, I have … Continue reading

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On Forgiving and Forgetting

Currently I find myself in an awkward position. After months of feeling angry and hurt I’ve decided to forgive the person who injured me and forget the events which led up to this. Although when it happened I announced that … Continue reading

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Hiatus

I’ve decided these are pictures of the minor greek goddess Hiatus. See how she is lounging around? I will NOT be lounging around but I will be ‘away’ traveling the torturous passages of my mind. I’m going to be taking … Continue reading

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Challenging Yourself

I’m working on the first big revision of my latest manuscript. My betas have read it and most importantly my agent has read it. He is more accurately a literary manager and he works only with writers and illustrators in … Continue reading

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Fighting the Lazy

What’s the first thing I think of after I hear back from my agent or editor about my manuscript and there are suggested changes? Oh god, I can’t face those pages again. I don’t want to, I whine. Which is … Continue reading

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Hey Look! An Elephant!

Just back from week house-hunting and combatting the most evil cold virus ever and lack the, ummm, brain cells (apparently) to post anything remotely resembling a post. So instead I give you (The cutest elephant in the world) Tomorrow I … Continue reading

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