I have some reading to do this week.

In his excellent book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King advises leaving a newly finished draft to sit for at least six weeks before you start revising. That way, you come back to it with fresh eyes and a ruthless pencil.

In fact, it has been about seven weeks since I completed the latest draft of the sequel to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic. Time to start in again. Five hundred double-spaced pages are waiting in a binder on my dining-room table, and I’m both excited and fiercely anxious to be at this moment of truth. READ MORE

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“This dark fairy tale has plenty of curb appeal for a wide range of fantasy, time-travel, and alternate-reality fans.” —Booklist

August 5, 2013: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic will be published by Pamela Dorman Books/Viking. You can pre-order the book using the links on the right.

“A clever and scrumptious debut fantasy, the kind you happily disappear into for days.” —Kelly Link, author of Pretty Monsters and Magic for Beginners