Day 9: Emoting

  Austin Mystery Writers met tonight. I was prepared. I bought frozen stuffed peppers Sunday evening and at 4:40 this afternoon turned the oven on to 350. David took it from there. Frozen stuffed peppers is our Tuesday night default. David is the default preparer of frozen dinners and cleaner-upper of kitchen. For all this … Continue reading Day 9: Emoting

Move over, Cyd Charisse

I received a phone call last week from Lucia Zimmitti, an editor who spoke at the Texas Trail Writers Roundup this spring. In mid-July, I'd sent her the first five pages of my manuscript. She reported that she'd read them and that they're ready for query. She said she believes agents who read them will … Continue reading Move over, Cyd Charisse

Retread: Why I go to critique group

I said to my critique partner this morning, The whole project is stinky it stinks it's just nothing no hope. She read chapter 13 and said, But it's so good so funny Molly is so funny it's not stinky. I said, Yes, the first part of chapter 13 and the last part of chapter 13 … Continue reading Retread: Why I go to critique group