Thank you, thank you, thank you, to the wonderful Mary Harris at Parkplace Books for a lovely, last-minute hosting of Karen Cushman, Laura Kvasnosky and moi for our Northwest Bookfest 2001 panel. As always, I learn more than I give — Karen’s talk about revising Alchemy and Meggy Swann whupped me upside the head: oh my goodness — there is a lot of backstory to remove from the current WIP. And Laura’s talk about the heart connections to her stories gave me permission to open my own heart up a bit more in said WIP.
What kind of lucky star was I born under to allow me to spend a pleasant fall afternoon with such kind and good-hearted women? Sigh.
Now, I’ve got to get back to work!