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To blog or to write


I’ve ignored this blog for several months. I’ve been hard at work on my fourth Magda book. I’m on my eleventh revision now. I think it’s finally starting to come together.
Unless you’ve written a book I don’t think you know what hard work it is. And I won’t tell you how hard it is because I would never want to say anything that would discourage you from starting to write one. Let’s just say that you must really need to do this, really be obsessed with the need to do it! It will use you up, and make you find resources you didn’t know you had. And if you are that motivated, then writing books will give you great satisfaction.
So, you might not hear from me again for a while. Send encouraging thoughts my way, please. I still have a long way to go.

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Psychic Vampire Critique Partner


http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/do-you-have-a-psychic-vampire-critique-partner/

Kristen Lamb asks, “Does the person give back? Critique partners should be partners. I’ve had writers who took and took for months. They wanted me to plot, then re-plot, then they had a new and BETTER idea they needed “help” plotting. Never once did it occur to them, that we hadn’t talked about my book in months.”

Oh, yes, I have had this experience.  How much time did we all spend on that person’s writing, while my poor little story was left without any comments or helpful suggestions.  Let’s all give as much as we get in our critique groups.  Nobody wants to be a vampire, do they?

Thanks for your enlightened blog, Kristen Lamb.

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