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Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday's Muse~Exciting Things Coming

This picture is one that has inspired The Secret Of Spruce Knoll from the start. The edits of are complete! Whoo hoo! Well, complete is a subjective word. My final, personal round are complete and now it is off to… oh wait, I can't tell you that yet. ;) Soon my peeps, soon. This round of editing was particularly eye-opening for me. It feels so polished and wonderful but I must admit, I was surprised at some of the things I found. I don't even want to tell you how many times I had to delete the words 'just' and 'actually'. I might just forbid myself from ever writing those two words again. Oops.

I'm reading Popular by Alissa Grosso and am really enjoying it. My luck has been amazing this month. I won Hourglass by Myra McEntire from Lydia Kang over at and Possession by Elana Johnson from Bella at Paranormal Obsession. If you don't already follow those lovely ladies click on their names and check them out! They are amazing.

What inspired you this last week? What goals or accomplishments did you achieve?

23 comments:

  1. Gorgeous picture!

    Ah, I want to be where you are! Maybe at the end of summer. :)

    Congrats on the edits!

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  2. Heh. I'm just so impressed, actually thrilled for you Heather, that Spruce Knoll is where it is! :-) Truly. Great post—how often do we use modifiers/qualifiers that slow the story down?? Way too often (I mean, Too often!)

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  3. What a beautiful blog and congrats on finishing your edits.

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  4. Heather, this was always my very favorite picture. I could get lost in these woods. Warmth, wonder, nature...and a path to follow. Congrats on Spruce Knoll!

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  5. Karen, you'll be joining me soon I have no doubt!

    Linda, lol, yes too often! ;) Thank you for your excitement, you inspire me!

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  6. Desert Rocks, thank you so much! I'm glad you stopped by. :)

    Karlene, I know me too! Thank you so much for the congrats. I'm practically bursting with the news.

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  7. YAY!!! Congrats about finishing the revisions and winning those books! <333

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  8. Oh, you're teasing us, Heather! So glad you finished your edits. I am TOTALLY jealous that you won Hourglass. :-)

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  9. Monica, thanks! I'm so thrilled about the revisions. This novel has come together splendidly! Now I can celebrate with some good reads.

    Shannon, sorry, I am! :) I can hardly wait to read Hourglass!

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  10. Glad to hear your finished. You are keeping something from us, Heather. I hope an pray it's a contract. If anyone deserves it you do! I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for the news.

    My accomplishments this week have to continue with regular workouts AND edits on my second novel. CP's are waiting...

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  11. Congrats on your edits! That pic is truly inspiring - just gorgeous. There was a random old barn I passes many years ago that inspired a story for me. You just never know when/where it will strike!

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  12. Congrats on finishing that pass!! Awesome. And oh I seem to JUST adore the word JUST. Ugh. I feel your pain. I'm also jealous. I want both HOURGLASS and POSSESSION. Enjoy them!!

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  13. Congrats on finishing your edits Heather! I'm waiting for mine to come back, but I did get my cover this week. :)

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  14. Michael, thank you so much. It is definitely good news. That's all I can say right now. :) Best of luck editing your second novel!

    Donea, thank you! I love that an old barn you passed inspires you. That's awesome!

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  15. Lisa, we can suffer together. ;) And I'll definately enjoy my reads and fill you in on how awesome they are!

    Jessica, you got your cover?! Oh wow, I'm on my way over now I hope you posted about it!!!

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  16. Isaac Newton inspired a bright, shiny new idea for a MG book. Squeee!

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  17. Love this picture. I think I remember when you first posted it.

    Good job on getting the editing at a final stage.
    Eww, I have trouble with the words "just", "very", and a bunch of others I have a list and go through with my find and replace. Also have trouble with past/passed. That's a difficult one to remember sometimes.

    Keeping my eyes on your blog. I want to see what's going on with you and your work!

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  18. Lydia, oh that sounds awesome!

    Lorelei, thank you! Those are tough ones, I forgot about very! Ugh, I have to do a search to root that one out! I can hardly wait to tell you what I have in store. Soon...

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  19. I am on the edge of my seat! I cannot wait to hear your news!!! :)

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  20. Always hard are edits. Yoda told me that. LOL. But they are truly hard. I wish you only success in your publication dreams this year, Roland

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  21. Love the picture, and congrats on finishing your edits! That's a big accomplishment!

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  22. Lindsey, soon, soon...

    Roland, they are indeed! Yoda is wise. ;) Thank you so much for your good wishes!

    Natalie, thank you!

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  23. Ah, waiting. So happy you have news to keep from us! Congrats on finishing. Someday I will post that as well....christy

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