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Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Well. The best laid plans, as they say. But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane In proving fore­sight may be vain: The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft a‑gley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promised joy. – Robert Burns Having finished War, I sat down to revise it. And that lasted five days before Cast in Decep­tion returned to me, in the form of an edit letter. My new editor, Lauren Smulski (waving in Lauren’s direc­tion) has been promoted. Unfor­tu­nately for me, she’s been promoted to the HLQ Teen line – where most of her current authors are being published. She’ll be great, and a great fit for Teen – but I’m staying with Mira. This means, among other things, that things were chaotic at … Continue reading