Bonereapers: A Dinah Pelerin Mystery #3 (Dinah Pelerin Mysteries)
We took a trip to the donation store, filled the recycling bin and nearly the trash bin, and set aside electronics for disposal.
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By Sunday evening, a room and a half looked cleared out and reconfigured--ready to be used again or better that before. Of course, the rest of the house is still a disaster. Some is still waiting to be sorted out. Some stuff still needs to be agonized over. Labels: cleaning , feeling free , throwing away. Monday, October 13, The Community of Writers. I'm managing a year and a couple months between books so far—some of that is the fault of the racing schedule, most is my own for not being more focused and diligent.
I recognize my problem and I pay lip service to it First of all, I should get over it and shut up about it. Second, I realized something in the middle of our conversation, as my knee-jerk reaction as if Annette was going to police my personal time and demand to know how I was spending hours that could otherwise be spent writing?!
As I explained that I was finding some of the mistakes in my friend's manuscript that I'd found in my own first and second OK, and third manuscripts, I realized that every time I edit, I get better at editing and writing.
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Further, I realized that every conversation I have with someone like Annette, like my writing pal Rochelle about plot, writing, editing, and interesting books makes me better. Every time I practice plotting, writing, or editing, I get better. Obviously, reading another writer's manuscript isn't solely a selfish endeavor on my part.
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I see it as paying into the community of writers I belong to. A friend will read for me when I need it, and I'll read for that friend or others when they do. We help each other. Just as obviously, if I review others' manuscripts, write copy for literary organizations or events, or attend meetings so much that I never get time to write my own book, that's not helping me.
So I need to maintain a balance. But I don't need to feel like I shouldn't ever do some of the above. With apologies to Stephen King, I see paying into the writing community as similar to reading, in that they're all tools that make us better writers. Are you with me?
Labels: book writing , editing , writing , writing advice , writing buddy. Coming in January, from Poisoned Pen Press! Dinah Pelerin has finally put her life in order. Living in Berlin with her boyfriend Thor, she has landed a job teaching Native American cultures at the university. She's never felt happier. And then her Seminole mother Swan shows up with a crazy scheme to blackmail a German tax dodger and dredges up a secret Dinah has kept hidden from the IRS and from straight-arrow Norwegian Thor, a former cop now with hush-hush international duties.
Some enthusiasts dress up as Indians and adopt Indian names. Like Der Indianer Club which has invited Swan to a powwow where she plans to meet her blackmail victim. Dinah tries to head her off, but arrives at the scene too late.
A man has been killed and scalped and Swan quickly becomes the prime suspect. Torn between love for her mother and dismay at her incessant lies, Dinah sets out to find the killer—hoping the killer doesn't turn out to share her DNA. Like her anthropologist sleuth, Matthews travels around the world learning about other cultures and mythologies, which she incorporates into her novels. Photo: Hudson's Portraits.
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Monday, October 6, So Many Races. And so little time.ynicikotukak.ml
Bones of Contention (Dinah Pelerin Series #1)
At this time of year, racing seasons are winding down or just done. Two weeks ago a college friend of my husband's and by rights, a friend of mine now also—hey Eric! Since we've both worked in big aerospace in the past and even gotten to see some space cargo before it launched , we were pretty curious.
Labels: rockets , tour. AKA, Phoenix, Part 2! The entire weekend in Phoenix was one surprise after another To explain: Surprise 1.
The presence of Bill Zahren, aka, Pressdog , who came in from Iowa to enjoy the weekend. He gets the "traveled farthest award" and my sincerest thanks for being there. Let me know when I can return the favor, Bill! Surprise 4. More friends showed up to race and celebrate. Surprise 5. Kate gets a helmet! Be sure to check it out at my next booksigning!
Or at Kate's next race Surprise 6. We all got Kate-helmet prizes. Yes, those are mini helmets, and we all got one as a prize for our finish in the overall standings. Last place also got the coveted "turtle" award, and I'll not embarrass anyone, but I'll say it wasn't me. After the official awards presentation, I signed everyone else's mini-helmet and, in turn, got everyone else to sign mine, so I had a memory of that fabulous day. No surprise? One excited author, who's really grateful for all my wonderful friends who made it such a fantastic book event and birthday.
Monday, September 22, Phoenix, Part 1. The weekend I had 10 days ago was so fun, full, and And I'm going to have to break it into a couple blog posts,and include lots of photos! First of all, it was hotter than the sun in Phoenix, since I'd timed my trip well between rainstorms. The natives kept laughing at my shock. But I braved the heat in order to see a bunch of friends, spend the weekend with mom, and make my trip to "the mothership," as I call The Poisoned Pen bookstore. Saturday we had a quiet morning inside, in the air conditioning!
Six of us were there, all with books published by Poisoned Pen Press in the last two months. We drew a pretty good crowd, including a lot of the PPP staff.
And of course we had to get a photo of the whole Team Kate crew—and thanks to everyone for wearing their shirts and showing their support! That's me, Bill, mom, Mary, and Barb. But this was the more fun moment, as we all pointed out Bill, aka Pressdog, on our shirts:. Finally, it was time for the annual photo with my editor, Barbara.
Another year, another book! Yes, it was my birthday, as well as Lorrie's birthday, and between us, we can't eat gluten or dairy.