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Yesterday I returned the copyedit of A Triple Knot. Hurrah! Those of you familiar with the publishing process know the significance of this stage. As the cover letter from my publisher reads: “This is the last time you will have the opportunity to make extensive changes. You will see page proofs after the book is typeset, but changes in proofs must be kept to a minimum. Otherwise you may incur charges for author’s alterations and jeopardize the schedule and publication date for your book.” Doomsday. Last chance. On the ledge. Suffice to say, except for Thanksgiving Day, I have worked over the manuscript for the full fortnight allowed. I am exhausted, but happy.

So, much cause for celebration!

And part of my first day off has been spent reading with great pleasure the guest post I’m putting up here later this week, a companion to an earlier post (May 2013), “The Last Beguine”. With Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane’s permission, I provided a link in that post to her article giving some background on beguines, and while I was contacting her I asked if she might be interested in writing a guest post for this blog. And Jennifer has. So stay tuned!

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