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Invisible’s got an excellent, tense plot, shifting between the two main characters, with a good number of surprises along the way. Poulson always has great, strong women characters, with real lives and feelings . . .  I liked the fact that the depictions of violence and injury were realistic without being over-detailed or gloating . . . It was a pleasure to find a book that did the excitement, the jeopardy and the thrills without putting off this reader . . .  a very good read for anyone.’

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I’ve done it!

Posted on Jul 3, 2019 in Finishing a novel, Uncategorized | 12 Comments

Last September I posted a photo of my desk all clean and tidy in preparation for beginning to write a novel. Well, I’ve done it and this is a photo of my desk last week just after I sent off the final draft to my editor. After I’d pressed send, I danced around the house. Note writer’s companion cat asleep on the shelf on the left and celebratory glass of wine in the centre. I thought of my husband and wished he were here. It’s the first novel that I have written without him at my back. Still, it was a sweet moment and I raised a glass for us both.

12 Comments

  1. Margot Kinberg
    July 3, 2019

    Well done, Christine!!! I am delighted for you. Is it a new novel in your series? A standalone? I’m excited for you!

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    • Christine Poulson
      July 3, 2019

      Thanks, Margot! It is a new one in the series. There is nothing quite like the feeling of having finished a novel, is there? I do hop your own writing is going well.

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  2. Helen Hardie
    July 3, 2019

    Congratulations seems an inadequate offering! Maybe “brilliant” and “wonderfull” are better. Anyway best wishes ! Helen H.

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  3. tracybham
    July 3, 2019

    What an accomplishment, Christine! And I will be looking forward to reading the book once it is published.

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  4. Helen Townshend
    July 3, 2019

    You must be so pleased with yourself! but I smiled at the contrast between your before-and-after desk: a sure sign of a job well done! Which series is this? not Cassandra by any chance?!

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    • Christine Poulson
      July 3, 2019

      Thank you! Not Cassandra, I’m afraid, though I would like to write another one day. This is the second series featuring scientist, Katie Flanagan.

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  5. Bill Selnes
    July 4, 2019

    Congratuilations. I would expect finishing a book deserves more than one glass of wine.

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  6. Deborah Mainwaring
    July 7, 2019

    What a happy moment. I particularly like the two pairs of glasses on the desk, and wonder if your dance around the house was done in double or triple focus. I know your shoulders must be lighter by all that weight sliding off them as the manuscript was sent on its way. Splendid.

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    • Christine Poulson
      July 8, 2019

      Thanks so much, Deb. It is lovely to hear from you. Yes, both relieved and happy!

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