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January 2018

Happy New Year!

I haven’t been writing much lately. After two solid years of working hard on my first novel (which came only after three continuous years of work on said novel), followed by the novel not selling, and then my second novel (which remains unfinished), I finally petered out. I needed a break, and I’m taking it. Now, and for the foreseeable future. And boy, does it feel good! This past fall was really, really rough. My oldest had a stressful start to kindergarten, I discovered I no longer have an agent, my entire family was sick for weeks and weeks…and I needed exactly no more things on my plate. I started cutting things left and right. So what have I been up to? For starters, I’ve discovered embroidery. When I was a kid, I did a lot of cross stitch. I mean, a LOT. My mother was very crafty–she did everything from stained glass to copper punching to drawing to quilting to basket weaving–and she did oodles of cross stitch. So naturally I did it, too. I did a little of everything she did. And even though I hadn’t done any needlework in probably 25 years, and I’ve never done embroidery…

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