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Cobalt Blue: A Novel

A novel for courageous readers and seekers, COBALT BLUE is a turbulent, gorgeous ride into sacred sex..

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Boldest Thing I’ve Done in a Long Time

You might think that this is a small thing: a personal and professional no-brainer.  To me, it's a big deal, which is how it is with so many anxieties.  One person's no-problem is another's ponder-it-obsessively.  I have no problem with something like risking rejection or hamming it up (see photo below), but I worry about making myself less available and accommodating.

Okay, here it is:

I decided today to hold off on taking any full-length book critiquing work until my new novel Cobalt Blue is well-launched.  I'll continue during this time offering feedback on chapters, short stories, letters, etc.  And  I will go back to critiquing whole books probably around the first of June.

Moreover, I'm going to raise my critique rates a bit in the interim.

I'm near dizzy with the shock of such a brash move.

Also, with the whirlwind of preparations for what fellow novelist Carrie Knowles and I are calling The Crazy Ladies Book Tour. We both have new novels coming out soon, each of our books with a (different) fairly loony woman as a main character.   Much much more on this later.

(photo by Karen Tam)

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  • February 11, 2013 at 3:46 pm Reply

    You and Carrie make quite a pair.  Good to hear about the coming novels!

    • February 12, 2013 at 10:57 am Reply

      Sally, Kelley, Mamie, Beth, and Aiki, Thank you!!

  • February 11, 2013 at 3:48 pm Reply

    Well, I tried a comment and it wouldn''t go through.  Here I go again:  love the picture of the two of you and certainly look forward to the two novels!

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  • February 11, 2013 at 5:14 pm Reply

    You go, girl!

  • February 12, 2013 at 6:06 am Reply

    Omg, I love it!!  You totally rock and don't you look *gorgeous* poking out of that car!! Kudos!!  I love you Crazy Ladies!!

  • aiki
    February 12, 2013 at 7:52 am Reply

    Very bold indeed, and very wise.  Aiki

  • robertjulianbraxton
    February 12, 2013 at 8:11 am Reply

    writing, work and book tour(s) in tension (it seems to me)

    • February 12, 2013 at 10:58 am Reply

      I love the book promo part, Bob. Up to a point. After about a year, one hopes that a book will take care of itself.

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