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(Behind the Scenes)

There are things going on behind the scenes that I can’t talk about just now. It’s better not to, I think, better to hold it close and then look back later and see how it all turned out.

But in the meantime I’ve left a lot of silence around here—and my commenting on others’ blogs has fallen to the wayside, and the promises I made to read certain pages of certain people’s work and send comments has been put off another weekend, and… I have a lot to get back to.

But in the meantime of that meantime, I got ARCs (advance reader copies) of DANI NOIR and I have an extra with your name on it. Well, someone’s name on it. I think I may have a contest here and elsewhere on the internet so someone can snag a copy before September. They’re really pretty, I have to say. (I can say that, I’m not the artist or the designer.) I just hope the words inside hold up!

And my new novel—it’s got its grips on me and now neither of us can let go. So that’s a good thing. I love writing this one; I just wish the words would spill out faster. It’s one of those voices where *every* *single* *word* is important, so it takes a lot of considering and picturing and carving and recarving. Don’t blame me, blame my narrator. That’s just how she talks.

Other than that, what else can I say? I’m still alive. Working hard, you have no idea. Trying in ways I have never tried before. Being hopeful, trying that emotion on for size.

Here are some questions I answered on the Simon & Schuster website. It was fun to do. Like a meme. And you know I love those.

2 thoughts on “(Behind the Scenes)

  1. I do like the sound of all this, Nova. And although I’d love to be in your contest, I am so looking forward to the moment when I walk into a bookstore and buy your book, something I remember telling you I would be doing.

    I also really enjoyed your interview!

  2. I’m with bloglily. I can’t wait to buy this book! And the one after that…and the one after that…You sound like you are really on fire right now, and that is SOOO good. You’re an inspiration! Now back to copyediting my manuscript….why isn’t that as compelling as writing it in the first place, I wonder? I would honestly rather be washing the windows!

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