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Previously published on Girlfriends Book Club
Since we are discussing setting I will reluctantly work past my discomfort to share, not only how I obtained realistic details to create the manor house in my novel, but also how a sense of poetic entitlement caused me to behave badly. Ahem. (Sound of me clearing throat). I avoided arrest and have purposely omitted names in this post in order to protect myself.
The first time I saw my book in the Harper Collins online catalogue (which happens surprisingly early in the publishing process) was like driving down the street and seeing one of my sons, driving their own car. I struggled to place the grown-up novel I’d last seen in a three-ring binder on the shelf near my desk.
What are you doing here?
I beheld my own creation, out in the world–no longer accessible for me to correct, revise, or completely rewrite entire sections. But apparently managing just fine without me, nonetheless. And then I noticed my novel sporting something I hadn’t created. A subtitle. Hmm. Like discovering someone new in the passenger seat.