10/18/21, Nose to the Grindstone


Hi Everyone,


I hope you had a good week last week. I am crazy busy, writing. Just finished a set of galleys, then worked hard on a new outline. Now I’m doing a rewrite for a second draft, after which I’m going to write a first draft for another book. All back to back. It is a LOT of work. But I love doing it, which helps!!!


Yesterday, was the Paris marathon, with thousands of people crowding the streets, no one wearing masks. It was unnerving seeing them, and wondering if an event like that will start a new wave of Covid. It seemed so incredibly irresponsible, despite their enthusiasm. It just seems too soon for a huge crowd like that with no precautions.  And one of the big art shows in Paris opened today. I would love to go, I go every year, but I don’t think that’s sensible either, so I’m not going. I still think we need to be careful, and big crowds still don’t feel smart.


I’m not taking time to play right now, with so much work to do. It’s nose to the grindstone time, and I hope that by next week I’ll have lots of work done. Have a terrific week, and I hope you’ll have some fun this week.


love, Danielle

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  1. Louise Vickers October 18, 2021 6:38 pm

    I just finished His Bright Light. Never knew you had such a dramatic life. I think you are a great mother; going beyond the norm. I admire your strength and compassion. I am too, a mother. However I am so thankful I didn’t have to go thru what you did with your child. I want you to know I would have done the same thing. I am deeply moved by your strength and your continual love for Nick. As well as all of your children. Who had to be very strong, with your parenting. It was a part of you that I never suspected, reading all of your books. I am in awe of you and love you even more. I have almost read all of your books and look forward to reading many more. Don’t worry about the press. We all are handed a.life and do the very best we can with it. I and all your readers love and admire you.