August 2010


I’m supposed to be getting ready to go away, but I had to come back to tell you about this contest. You get a brief review of and suggestions for ways to improve the first three chapters of your manuscript whether you win or not. Can you resist it? I can’t.

I’ve actually been doing things – like all-night dancing, walking by the sea in a heat wave and swimming in a private pool and a big lake. And in a few days I’m going away for a long time. See you after mid-September. Be good….

I’m going away
To the UK,
To the north to walk
And the south to talk.
But I’ll be back,
So keep on track,
And let me know
How things go.