“A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns.”  P. L. Traver



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Since the publication of PILZ, I am redirecting my energy to Ardent Spirit, a novel of historical fiction about Magdelaine LaFramboise, an early Great Lakes fur trader. I did the research for this book five years ago, but somewhere along the line I got sidetracked by crime fiction. I hadn’t decided how to tell Madame LaFramboise’s story, so shelved it, hoping it would simmer in its factual stew and the approach I was to take would become obvious. No such luck.

I’ve heard conflicting attributions (Einstein, Hemingway, Edison) for the quotation that “Genius is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.” Whoever gets the credit, it probably applies to lessor mortals as clearly as it applies to geniuses. Enough stalling, I’ve told myself. The only way to get the novel finished is to write the first word. I need to glue myself to my computer chair on a regular schedule and start pounding the keys. I’ll start blogging about Magdelaine soon. She is a woman worth knowing.

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J.K.Royce 11/11/11