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Some Thoughts on Writing

I wonder if anyone but me sends their Work in Progress manuscript to their Kindle to read.  I love that it turns my manuscript into a real book, by a real author.  At least, that’s how it feels to me.  It brings a different perspective to my work, a distance, perhaps.  I can’t count the number of times I’ve sat in a restaurant reading my novel on my Kindle app and becoming lost in the story.  If you haven’t tried it yet, I recommend dropping everything else and doing it immediately.  You’ll understand after you’ve experienced your book nestled among the other titles on your Kindle.

Have you ever read back your manuscript and run across words you don’t remember writing?  It’s happened to me more than once, and it’s an odd sensation.  Sometimes, I’ll read something and wonder, Did that come from me?  Most of my book is familiar from multiple readings, but now and then something will surprise me.  It’s a great feeling to think to yourself, Wow.  Did I really write that?

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