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Building up calluses

When I quilt, I develop calluses on my fingertips where the needle pokes through the top fabric and my fingers feel for the point to guide it to the next stitch. It takes about a week or so of hand quilting to build up the calluses enough so that my fingertips don’t throb. But for the first …

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No Applause, Please!

Last week, I sent my first query letter and the first five pages of my YA novel to an agent.  Two days later, I got my first rejection letter. It was bound to happen.  Odds are always against the first time novelist when approaching agents and publishers.  And I expect to get many rejections in …

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