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  • February 19th, 2009 | 11:52 AM
Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for Nicole Geiger, my editor for Hugging the Rock.

I recently shared some of  MTLB (MG verse novel) with her and then sat by the computer waiting impatiently for her response. 

When it came, I couldn't have been more pleased. No, she didn't offer a contract on the spot or even imply such a thing. What she did is what made working with her on Hugging the Rock so wonderful. She pointed to the holes in the story in such a way that I can now view them as a challenge rather than a failing on my part. She said good stuff too, like her heart was already breaking, but I am so grateful for an editor who can show me the weak spots and yet not make me feel weak in the process.

I hope every writer gets the chance to work with an editor like that at least once in their career.
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There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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February 19th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
great news!
February 19th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful person to have in your life.
February 20th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
This is so very nice. Score one for the good guys!
February 20th, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
Can I hug Nicole, too, for seeing the Wonderful Words in you? {}

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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

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