March 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 24

I opened my email late yesterday afternoon, and there awaited the manuscript of Pink Orchids and Cheeseheads, complete with editorial notes and suggested changes. I glanced through it and you can’t believe the relief I felt when I saw my editor had not changed the voice of April Grace! This character, who is nearly as real to me as my best friend, has a unique way of expressing herself. She makes up words and doesn’t always abide by the rules of grammar. To change that would be to change her, which would tear me up. So, thank you, Jess, for not touching the way this gal expresses herself.

A good friend pointed out yesterday that there are some things missing from my website/blogsite, so as soon as my website/blogsite-fixing person gets back from her trip, we’ll be working on that.

Why don’t I just do that my own personal self? You remember that list from yesterday? That’s why.

Thunder rumbles and dark clouds approach. I don’t mind a good storm, but having the computer plugged in during an electrical storm is asking for trouble. Not sure how long my battery will last, and I have a lot of work to do. So why am I writing in this journal instead of working on that manuscript? Good question.

3 Replies to “March 24, 2015”

  1. I love April Grace just as she is! If she spoke any other way than she does it would NOT be April Grace. Yay for publishers wise enough to know not to change a perfect thing

  2. I just finished my read of In Front of God and Everybody. My 11 year old daughter, Taylor has been bugging me to read it for over a year. What a fun book. It’s Taylor’s absolute fave. What a delight reading about places in our own back yard as we live in Springfield, MO and have lived in Branson as well. We would love to take you to lunch one afternoon in Branson at The Top of the Rock! We are forever friends and fans! Kare St.Clair

    1. Hi, Kare.
      I am so glad you and Taylor loved In Front of God and Everybody. The April Grace books are such fun to write, and I smile, knowing that readers enjoy the books as much as I do. 🙂 One of the biggest pleasures in my life is meeting my readers. I would be honored to meet you and Taylor for lunch. Thank you.
      Warmly, K.D. McCrite

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