Another Auld Lang Syne

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5cLmD8GqnKY/Sz_ujB5AffI/AAAAAAAADek/Nkh_lospjmE/s320/Happy_New_Year.jpg I’m taking the rest of the year off. Happy New Year and see you in 2011!
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Books We Love

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5cLmD8GqnKY/TMo9OZQxBYI/AAAAAAAAEKo/rLaiEYehwJY/s320/writing+circle.jpg I just finished reading The Writing Circle by Corinne Demas (or as one of my friends called it, Literary People Behaving Badly). I loved the book! It’s perfect for writers, particularly anyone who’s ever been part of a writers’ critique group. The author gets inside all these different writers’ heads, deconstructing their jealousies and insecurities, and she even delivers a surprise ending. It was a fun read. So what’s the best novel you’ve read lately? Have a great...
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Announcing Winners

of The Forest For the Trees by Betsy Lerner THANKS for entering the drawing, and for all your great tidbits of writing advice! If your name is NOT listed below, here’s where you can buy the book:Buy on AmazonBuy on Barnes and Noble I used a random number generator on Random.org and from that, drew the following five winners: Cara: October 8, 8:31 pm Hilary: October 7, 10:52 am Helen: October 7, 6:05 am Scott: October 7, 6:53 am Lindsey Bell, October 7, 7:28 am Winners, please email me (email address on sidebar) with your contact information so I can send you the books! Thanks again for everyone’s participation. (c) 2010 Rachelle Gardner, Literary...
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Happy Fall

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5cLmD8GqnKY/TKAAQ9CZ84I/AAAAAAAAEGU/O8W-aCXzRlI/s320/aspens+fall.jpg I’m taking a few days off from the blog. Back soon!
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Not Accepting Queries Until Further Notice

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5cLmD8GqnKY/THBEV-VxlyI/AAAAAAAAECE/vzxm80S9pQU/s200/dog+digging+a+hole.jpg “When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.” I’ve been reassessing my client list and workload lately, and have had to make some tough decisions. I’ve decided to stop accepting queries until further notice. This could be two months or it could be the rest of the year. It’s imperative that I take good care of the clients I already have, and the constant barrage of possible new clients threatens to distract me from this goal. The need to respond to them steals time I could be using to service my clients. Right now, I’m unlikely to take on any new clients; therefore, it seems best to avoid giving writers unrealistic expectations by taking their queries. I will consider the queries I already have, as well as referrals from...
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