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This just in: IT'S RAINING HERE IN OREGON

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For more thoughts on weather as it pertains to writing, check out this blog post I wrote for author friend Cheryl Renee Herbsman: http://bit.ly/by70NY.

In other news ... I creep ever closer to finishing my current book. It's longer than the last two I've written, but, well, that's because I can't figure out what to cut. I have to write my way TO each new plot point. Plus I'm having SO MUCH FUN with the story that I love all the words. All of 'em!

Margaret Atwood has a great quote about not being able to edit your own writing:

You can never read your own book with the innocent anticipation that comes with that first delicious page of a new book, because you wrote the thing. You've been backstage. You've seen how the rabbits were smuggled into the hat. Therefore ask a reading friend or two to look at it before you give it to anyone in the publishing business. This friend should not be someone with whom you have a ­romantic relationship, unless you want to break up.

I like to think I provide pretty helpful feedback for other people's books, but I am helpless to edit my own work. *hugs critique group*

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jennifer_d_g
Feb. 24th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
I envy you and your critique partners.
lorrainemt
Feb. 24th, 2010 04:54 am (UTC)
I'm excited to hear that you're getting close to finishing your book...and having so much fun!
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