Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Catching Up with M.M. Gornell

What have I been doing since Jacqueline Vick and I last chatted? Looking back over what I would call my “accomplishments” during this last year, I’m at a loss. I can’t even comprehend a whole year has passed. Needless to say, my yardstick is what I’ve written (and promotions, too, but not so much).



In January I was working on my novel, Rhodes – The Mojave-Stone, and here in December, I’m still working on the same book! Not that there aren’t other book ideas floating around in my mind, and I have written synopsis or intro-paragraphs for several—mainly I’ve been struggling with my current WIP. Happy to say, I finally feel it’s almost there…

I can say Counsel of Ravens garnered a couple awards which I am very thankful for, and I attended Left Coast Crime in Monterrey, and the PSWA Conference in Vegas. Hard to explain how important these type of events are, along with the supportive and re-energizing writing cohorts you catch-up with at them. On the supportive cohorts front, right now thinking particularly about Writers in Residence!

7 comments:

  1. We love you, Madeline, and are so happy you are a part of us! You inspire us to write and you bring fun to our meetings!

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  2. Madeline, Each of your novels introduce memorable characters, and the way you describe the vast, colorful, and mysterious desert locals make the scenes very visual. I am looking forward to your next "trip" down Route 66.

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  3. Thanks, "cohorts." for your kind words. Making my day...!

    And reading my own words I'm thinking I better get busy!!! Also thinking I'm spending too much time petting dogs and napping (smile)

    Madeline

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  4. Madeline, It's reassuring to know that even multi-published authors succumb to the pet-the-dog and napping syndromes. Good to know your WIP is "almost there" because it sounds fascinating and I look forward to reading it.

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  5. Oh Bonnie, I know you know about the pet-the-dog thing!

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  6. I'm so proud that you're part of our group. Such a great addition...And I loved listening to you speak at the Left Coast Crime in Monterey. Congrats on your awards for Counsel of Ravens: great title, too!

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