I made a mistake.
I know, I know. You're shaking your head in amazement. Paulette made a mistake? She usually makes so many of them, how could she make just one?
Well, it was kind of a doozy, so I want credit for that.
Last January when I self-published my novel,…Continue
Some of you followed my saga as The Reluctant Self-Publisher on shewrites last year, as I blogged about my adventures in self-publishing. Now I'm happy to report that my novel won an award. Yay! Below I describe the gala award ceremony (wink, wink . . .):
"And next, The Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Book of 2013 in the Suspense Category goes to . . . THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION, by Paulette Alden!…Continue
John McPhee has a piece called “Structure” in the Writing Life column of the January 14, 2013 issue of The New Yorker.
The last paragraph of the article keeps going round in my mind:
“People often ask how I know when I’m done—not just when I’ve come to the end, but in all the drafts and…Continue