Monthly Archives: June 2013

In which I am in restore mode

This post was originally published in June 2009. I will be back to blogging afresh next week. I am doing a system restore of myself. The last year, in particular the last six months, have been challenging and demanding ones. … Continue reading

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In which I am on deadline

Darlings, it’s deadline time. My revisions for CITY OF JASMINE are due July 1 and I’m pretending they’re due on Friday instead so I can thoroughly enjoy the start of the Tour de France this weekend. (I’m back to writing … Continue reading

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In which I’m still paring down

I’m still paring down around here–interesting in that I’m doing revisions on CITY OF JASMINE so I’m tightening up the book while I’m tightening up everything else! I hauled four bags of clothes out of my closet the other day, … Continue reading

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In which I’m pondering lightness

So yesterday I turned 45. It seems like a benchmark birthday–the next round number is FIFTY, after all. But I got carded last week by a girl who thought I was in my thirties and I’m feeling better than I … Continue reading

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In which we talk summer reading lists

What is it about summer that makes me want to create a proper seasonal reading list? I suppose it was the library programs that charted my progress every year as I plowed through the children’s section, notching up bricks in … Continue reading

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In which I am back!

Have returned safe and sound from New York after some really lovely events. Reading at Lady Jane’s was a deliciously harrowing experience–it’s been literally YEARS since I’ve done a reading and I forgot how knee-knocking the process can be. (Spotlight, … Continue reading

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In which we have collage

Reader Nancy asked me to post the collage I made for A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS. I had absolutely forgotten to do this, but the collages are one of my favorite parts of prepping for a book, and I’m so … Continue reading

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In which Jude’s name came up

Reader Jill had a question about Jude: Will she get her own book and will her first husband return? Oh, this is going to be one of those wildly unsatisfying answers that feels very cryptic and covered in secret sauce. … Continue reading

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