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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Long time, no blog...

...as my friend and fellow blogger Cathie Hartigan once said. I've had my head down revising a novel for paperback publication, and I find it's always best if you can take a run at these things, because then you're more likely to keep the momentum going.

Of course, life tends to get in the way a bit, and you can't become a hermit for a month without the neighbours wondering if you've died, but this time I managed to meet my target and I'll be able to take Christmas off with a clear(ish) conscience before I do another read through and find all the plot holes I missed the first time around - and break my long, long sentences up a bit.

Apparently, Georges Simenon (the creator of Maigret, the French detective) never revised anything, and Samuel Johnson hardly ever did. I am seriously impressed.


  1. Hi,

    Revisions aside, guilt aside, it's a holiday!

    Have a great time, and may the spirit of Christmas bring with it love, joy and plenty of Pagan merriment. ;)


  2. Thank you, Francine! I do Pagan merriment very well. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and all best wishes for 2011. Margaret XXX

  3. No revisions, seriously? That is amazing!

    Congratulations on getting yours done, though. At least now you can relax a little and enjoy the holidays.

    No doubt I will speak to you beforehand, but I hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Year.

    Here's to a fantastic 2011!! XXX