Not a Yupper, but my husband plays one during hunting season! We live south of the bridge about 45 miles. We also lived in Flint the first four years of our marriage while we were gettin' eddicated.
As far as the music thing goes, I can't seem to recover. I direct two different choirs, and I love every second of it!
Thanks again, Dana. And for your good wishes. It's weird... you do everything you can in advance of a book coming out, then -- all of a sudden -- it's no longer under your control. You just have to wave goodbye and hope it finds its way into readers' hands. For a control freak like myself, it's discomforting...
Pass the wine, please.
Hello Dana King! I didn't know what you look like. good to see you. YOu gave me great advice about one bite at a time. it's working! oh, and I changed my i.d. photo, too. yup, it's me. (I can't help it if I'm a cartoon character! all the best.
How write she is and you, too! If you think to yoursef OH I'M WRITING AN 80,000 WORDS OR SO BOOK--that's lethal! yes, now that I got my pov right, I work on it one chapter at a time. and if i find that i just can't do a chapter--i work on notes and story/character/lines. that elephant's a big sucker, but I'm hungry and I'm going to get it down, one bite at a time! all the best.
thanks again for your reply to my post. best of luck with your novel. People tell me that as long as you get an Agent--the rest will follow. Anyway, at least you finished yours! i'm slogging away presently.
Hi, Dana -- Please forgive the long delay between your note to me and this reply. I'm in the middle of the edit on Bangkok book number two and it's eating me alive, since I'm also writing number three. Anyway, I'm happy you liked some of the material on my site and delighted that you enjoyed "A Nail Through the Heart." Could you please send me the URL where your review appears? And did you get your copy of the book from Morrow or from FSB Associates -- and it not, do you want me to make sure you're on their list for the next one?
Welcome! I am newt, slithering from the shallow end of the gene pool, into the open ocean. Sharks are likely to eat me before the salt water kills me, but who wants a quiet life?
I am also a long time member of the MD Writers Association. If you aren't in a critique group, I am a member of "Novel Experience" where 3 of the members are published authors, and another has just finished her debut novel, and is starting her marketing.
Contact me if you want sit in on a few sessions!
Thanks for the nice words about "A Nail Through the Heart." Do you have twelve or thirteen hundred friends who'd like to buy it?
And Chandler is the daddy of us all. I don't know about other writers, but I'd be happy to do one page as good as any of his. (By the way, check out the blog "Raymond Chandler's Little-Bitty Piece of Paper" on my site. Go to http://www.timothyhallinan.com/blog/?m=200703
and scroll down past the entry about Shenzhen.