Posts tagged “#amwriting

Hello from the other side

Posted on February 15, 2017

When Chicago Review Press purchased The General’s Niece in mid-2015, I really intended to take you with me down the path toward publication. It was not long before I realized that this first-timer’s intentions did not mesh well with the reality of delivering said book to my editor by June 2016.

Let’s just say things were moving a little fast.

Ahem.

And there were moments where I was feeling a bit like Mark Watney in The Martian.

So I decided that something (this blog) had to give, at least until I got through revisions and edits.

Which I have done.

Yesterday my editor told me I could have a hard copy of my book (!!!) in my hands in about a month. In another three months, some of you could be holding – and I hope reading and enjoying — that same book too.

I can’t wait for you to meet General Charles de Gaulle’s niece, Geneviève, and I hope that you enjoy getting to know her as much as I have for the past couple of years. In the meantime, I look forward to getting to know you, answering any questions you may have for me (never hesitate to leave them in comments or send them via my contact page), and finally sharing with you the story of a truly formidable and inspirational woman.

#AmWriting

Posted on October 8, 2015

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That stack of papers on the top of this file? Half of a first draft. Yes, I need to double the size of this stack in the next month or so. But the most important thing right now is to get it down. When it’s down, you can go back in and cut and paste and rearrange and tighten and that sort of thing.

Anyway, this is my current situation in paper form. Pretty exciting! But there’s still a lot to do.