Monthly Archives: February 2012

100-Day Novel Challenge: Week Six




In his 90-Day Novel book Alan Watt advises not to revise anything, just write and write and write and worry about the editing later.  But that’s not something I’ve ever done.  I’m used to turning on the computer, looking at … Continue reading

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100-Day Novel Challenge: Week Five




This past week marked the first week in which I started writing the new novel proper.  (I’d been writing only notes during the first four weeks.)  One of the advantages of writing a novel this fast, under deadline, is that … Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs




“On a cold blowy February day a woman is boarding the ten a.m. flight to London, followed by an invisible dog.”  So begins a wonderful Valentine’s Day book and one of my favorite romances, Alison Lurie’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Foreign Affairs. … Continue reading

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Fight, Washington! Fight! Fight! Fight!




As if I needed any more reason not to see my book-wager money to fall into the hands of the anti-gay marriage crowd, I now learn that the forces of evil have vowed to undo the work of the Washington … Continue reading

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The Purest Treasure Mortal Times Afford




So about this challenge I’m in: The StickK website has my credit card information.  On April 25 they’ll e-mail me a certificate asking me if I’ve honored the resolution I launched a couple weeks ago, i.e., whether I wrote the first draft … Continue reading

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