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Cutting the Fat

So, my novel manuscript, the one I’m almost done rewriting, originally came in at over 107,000 words. I know.       Waaaaaay too long. “But part of it is recipes,” I told myself. Right. Like maybe 500 words. Under orders from my agent, I’m in the process of cutting it to under 100K. (I’m […]

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Rain and Writing

We woke to rain in Portland this morning and I cheered. I know, I know, but as a native Oregonian, I love the rain. Plus it had been humid (by our standards) for awhile and it felt like we needed a good storm to clear it out.  And that meant I didn’t have to water […]

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Otherwhere: Almost Summer

It has come to my attention that next weekend is Memorial Day. Could somebody please tell me how that happened? And, though summer doesn’t officially start until after the solstice, we all know that Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of long, lazy days, right? Well, if someone could show me a universe in which […]

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