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Phoning It In

Lately I’ve been hard at work on this new novel. Once I’ve reached my daily goal (yes, we are back to the wordcounts), there isn’t much time or energy left over for blogging, but you’ll forgive me, right? It’s temporary.



The novel takes place over a ten-day period, which has required rather detailed scheduling! I’m enjoying the faster pace.


My plan is to finish a messy first draft soon (within the week!) and then sort-of take a few weeks away from it, letting the tendrils of the first revision to weave and arrange themselves at the back of my head while I read for research, sew and knit, daydream about future projects, and plan a trip back to Ireland in April (working holiday, yay!) I’ll also be packing up to leave my place at Kings College, because a monthlong trip abroad feels like the perfect segue. (I need a kitchen, people. I need a welcome mat, and a bathtub, and a blue sofa.)


3 Comments to Phoning It In

  1. February 5, 2014 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    How fun – I’m getting so excited to hear more about the book. So exciting that you are close to your first draft! Yippee! I would like to hole up and write with you somewhere – I need it. Exciting about your move away from King’s College. We are in desperate need of a catch up. . . . desperate!

  2. February 5, 2014 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    The new book looks very interesting. Yes, everyone need a blue sofa. Good luck on the move and the trip. Stay safe.

  3. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    February 5, 2014 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    That’s so exciting that you’ll have a “messy” draft so soon!

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