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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Flight For Control

Just when I'd thought I was finished--- Best Selling author, and my first writing instructor, William Bernhardt, read my novel. Not only did he read it, but he edited it--- a story and line edit.  We discussed character issues, and motivation. He'd said, "This is what I see... I don't know how to fix it, but you'll figure it out."

And figure it out I did! I finished the final rewrite Sunday morning at 0200. Now my hubby is reading it to capture grammar, punctuation, and all those little extra words that don't belong.

Tomorrow I'm hitchhiking on Alaska Airlines and heading to San Diego with my critique sisters. We will be attending the San Diego Writers Conference.  Not only will I spend time with my girlfriends talking about writing, characters and plot---I'm sure there will be a little wine involved--- but I'll have the opportunity to meet with agents and editors, too.

My novel is about to take Flight! 

And for all of you who have won a copy--- hopefully the wait won't be too long.  For all that helped me find a new name--- For now I'm sticking with what I have: Flight For Control.  It fits the story so well.

Wish me luck! 

Enjoy the Journey~



  1. It's absolutely about to take flight, I have no doubts! You've worked so hard on it and it's brilliant. Now is the time!

  2. Thank you Heather!!! I like the way you think!

  3. Wishing you all the best luck in the world, but you know you don't need it Karlene. You've written a winner! Wine and writing talk starting tomorrow. Yay, I can hardly wait for that flight!

  4. Thank you Linda! I can hardly wait too--- fun time had for all!

  5. I'll buy a copy of your book when it's out. I just need to have my copy autographed by the famous author!


  6. Tom... You got it, thanks for the confidence.

  7. Yes, please keep us posted, I'm so looking forward to reading your novel:-)

  8. Thanks PM! I will keep you posted! Autographed copy no less. :)


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