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You don't have to wait for "something to happen" in order for things to behappening with your novel. I am out there doing it, living it! And I'm broadening myexposure for my manuscript. Each time I read, I explore my own text, emphasizewords differently and take chances on intonation and pacing. I’ve absorbed silenceand learned to pause when the belly laughs were so loud and long, even I had tochuckle at my own writing.I don’t know what will happen with
. All I know is that I love it andlove sharing it. And I am delighted that people sit quietly and give me the gift of their undivided attention when my five minutes on stage has begun.My novel is undergoing a final copy edit as I write this. But I am not on hold.
doesn’t have to come to a bookstore near me for this journey to becomplete. I am living my life by reading my words weekly, in all sorts of glorious,wild and crazy places. For me, this is what it is to be an author. And now I believe I just heard the timer. You’ve been a great audience. Thank you so much!
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