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44,705 words so far

Though I was beginning to become angry with it, because the three wouldn't leave Tucson! I was going to go to the Hillerman Conference (I didn't win BTW). I paid for a chapter conference with Judith Van Gieson. I kept that. We spoke this morning.

It was a very helpful time! She re-energized the novel, bringing me focus. Like using two POVs because both characters (Natty B and Dia) are great characters. So I can't wait to work on it in Paris!

Added by Virginia Conn on November 19, 2010 at 7:21am — No Comments

I am again participating in the National Novel Writing Month in November. I'm very pleased with my progress! Unlike the frenzy of last year, I have over 20000 words. I need 50000. No sprint to the en…

I am again participating in the National Novel Writing Month in November. I'm very pleased with my progress! Unlike the frenzy of last year, I have over 20000 words. I need 50000. No sprint to the end at this rate!



Novel is The Book of Dia which is the second volume following …
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Added by Virginia Conn on November 8, 2010 at 7:42am — No Comments

Looking for an online mystery writing class/mystery writers conference

As I've mentioned, I am seriously madly in love with my mystery novel in progress: Snaketown. I am looking for a mystery writers conference which is about new writers. I don't want an agent or schmooze one.

Looking for a decent mystery writing class. Gotham? Seems like a factory. Also, doesn't seem to read students work. Somewhere else? I don't want to go back to school.

Am I dreaming? All suggestions gratefully received and appreciated!

Added by Virginia Conn on February 4, 2010 at 6:42am — 3 Comments

C'est moi!


I don't even remember entering, but it's been a busy couple of months. 'Scuse me, my feet are killing me!

Added by Virginia Conn on February 1, 2010 at 9:05am — No Comments

Gotta love plot bunnies!

So, I'm a little stymied with Snaketown, and mucho distracted, because I've put a bid on a condo in my beloved Tucson, hoping to get back there sooner than August 1st. I can break my lease for medical reasons (I have COPD & asthma + it RAINS ALL THE TIME HERE!!!) So I'm very hopeful. While I'm thinking of moving, and actually packing, I'm stunned when along comes this idea (fully developed, except for specific incidents - which develop during writing) of a ghost story, set in the Pacific… Continue

Added by Virginia Conn on January 31, 2010 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

Good Grief!

Took me five minutes to find out how to write a new post!

I am selling some things on ebay. Have a look if you would like. I collect Charms, and I am selling lots, both Sterling and silver-tone.

I am also FINALLY doing the reading I need to for Snaketown and the research on ceramics. I have to resist the temptation to actually try to throw a pot or two! I'm so easily… Continue

Added by Virginia Conn on January 7, 2010 at 8:18am — No Comments

I'm not good at this!

Happy new year to all! The best of everything. My motto for this year is:Do One Thing Well. For the first of the year, that will be reading books to help me write better, write more knowledgeably and finally to finish Snaketown for the Tony Hillerman contest in June. I"m stoked because a friend read the horrible first draft and said she loved it! Now, I think the chili is burning.

Added by Virginia Conn on January 2, 2010 at 8:29am — No Comments

I could have sworn...

But I am probably wrong. No posts. Here's one!



I am involved in NaNoWriMo. I really like my murder mystery, set in AZ and it's about, among other things, the Hohokam (who dispersed not disappeared). I make some interesting points about them, because they're my favorite ancient civilization.



I am very pleased to be at 33287, while the daily tote is:



I've lost a lot for various reasons, but now I am very happily at the… Continue

Added by Virginia Conn on November 21, 2009 at 8:57am — No Comments

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