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I just sent off my polished, deeply edited manuscript to my agent!

I just sent off my polished, deeply edited manuscript to my agent! I worked myself really hard but I’m excited about it and it felt so good to do. It helps so much when you get feedback from someone who not only understands story but also really gets YOUR story. (Thank you, Jennifer!) I am now going to take a much-needed rest! YAY!

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I just got the sweetest gift from reader and friend Lynn Postlewait – scented pens with fine-tip points!

I just got the sweetest gift from reader and friend Lynn Postlewait – scented pens with fine-tip points! I only write well with fine tips, so I thought I wouldn’t be able to play like this editing my manuscript, but now I can! And it came at the perfect time – when I am exhausted, doing one last (light) edit of my manuscript before I send it to my agent, and dealing with heavy content that draws on my own trauma. So a little bit of scented fun is delightful and lightening my mood!

Did I mention that I love pens? And scented pens? And being able to play and to work? Fun! Thank you, Lynn!

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When I get really deep, insightful editorial feedback

When I get really deep, insightful editorial feedback that I can see will make my #manuscript even stronger and more gripping, I get excited to edit. That’s what I got from my fab agent Jennifer Wills at Seymour. She has such a great eye for story! (beaming) I have been editing crazily since Friday! #amediting #amwriting #writing #writinglife #editing #literaryagent #JenniferWills #seymouragency
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Tonight I celebrated signing with Jennifer Wills, a literary agent who I’m excited about, with two of my neighbours

Tonight I celebrated signing with Jennifer Wills, a literary agent who I’m excited about, with two of my neighbours – and Petal, of course. We ate good vegetarian and gluten-free food, talked and laughed, and played games including Oxfurd Bluff, a word game, which we all enjoyed. I am grateful for good neighbours and for bits of fun, for getting an agent I’m excited about, for the friends who are my chosen family who have always believed in me, for being published and my books reaching readers, and for Petal, and Willow before her.

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