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April Update 2021

April Update 2021

April 2021 It is spring and it is also six months since I began sending out book proposals to publishing companies. Often, I am asked “Have you heard any news about your book yet?” The answer is yes. I did receive a response to my very first proposal. It was a lovely...

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January 2021 Update

January 2021 Update

January 2021 Three publishers now have my manuscript in the pile on their desk or in an email folder. Due to the volume of submissions publishers receive, many only respond to projects they are interested in publishing. Evaluation time can typically take three to six...

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October 2020 Update

October 2020 Update

October 2020 Fall is a perfect time to learn about the concept of non-attachment.Observing the beautiful colours of fall, I watch the leaves as they detach from the branches. The tree lets them go without resistance. The leaves, carried by the wind, will land wherever...

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July 2020 Update

July 2020 Update

Hope you are well. The second draft of my book is done. It is now ready for a Manuscript Tune-Up, a third round of editing. It has been two years now since I began writing. Images of tossing a bottle into the sea drift through my mind. The bottle is tossed to and fro...

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April 2020 Update

April 2020 Update

Hope!    I simply want to offer this poem. NOT CANCELLED   Not cancelled! Ours thoughts Our imagination Our creativity   Not cancelled! Breathing Smiling Living   Not cancelled! Beauty Wonder Possibilities   Not cancelled! Love Sharing Caring...

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January 2020 Update

January 2020 Update

May your New Year be happy and may you be showered with blessings of health, peace and love. I have confidence that each of us can contribute to the happiness and well-being of others. Scientists tell us that everything is energy, that we are energy. I believe that...

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October 2019 Update

October 2019 Update

Happy Fall and welcome to the new subscribers! I have spent many enjoyable hours writing during the summer and I have started my second draft of the book. With the help of a writing coach, I am reviewing each chapter one by one. I also appreciate the help and feedback...

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July 2019 Update

July 2019 Update

In the last week of June, I participated in a wonderful writing retreat Writing by The Sea. It was held in Victoria by The Sea, a beautiful and inviting village on Prince Edward Island. I learned about the technicalities of writing, about structure, process and...

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June 2019 Update

June 2019 Update

It has now been a whole year since I began writing my book. The last weekend of the month of May I attended “Wordspring”, the spring event offered by the Writers Federation of New Brunswick (WFNB).  It was a wonderful weekend filled with workshops, a panel discussion,...

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