Sneezy and Dopey in North Carolina

Yes, I’m afraid that’s how I’m feeling. I like to blog on Monday morning to start the week off right, but you’ll have to bear with me this week. I’m on retreat with my writer buds–Mary Kay Andrews, Sarah Shaber, Margaret Maron, Alexandra Sokoloff and Brenda Witchger–and I’m fighting a cold I picked up at the NINC conference last week. Nevertheless, I’m determined to get work done while I’m here. I’m still in the outlining phase…and the ‘coming up with a good title’ phase. Mary Kay is dynamite at that so wish me luck. Right now, though, it’s a little cough syrup and light’s out. hope your week is off to a better start!


  1. Margo on October 25, 2011 at 8:24 am

    So sorry you’re under the weather, Diane! Lots of colds going around here too.
    You sound like me…whenever I’m not feeling well I still try to carry on as usual and work. I imagine you and your friends are at the Mansion and I know that’s where you love to write. Thinking of you as you plot and outline…get well soon!

  2. Christina Wible on October 26, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I sat next to someone in the Self-pub Expo in NYC last weekend who was sniveling and shedding kleenex and who knows what else all over the place. My sympathy. I’m next.

  3. Diane Chamberlain on October 26, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Oh dear, Christina, it does sound like you’re doomed. I’m doing buy best not to infect my fellow writers here. Mary Kay is the bravest, riding in my car to dinner, etc. Hope you don’t get it!

  4. Orla Harrington on October 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Hi Diane,
    I only just realised that you have a blog, and I am on cloud nine here! I am one of your newer (and younger) fans. I am currently reading ‘The Midwife’s Confession’. It called out to me from the shelves of a local shop, as I recently started university and am working towards becoming a midwife myself. I’m a total bookworm, so a book with ‘midwife’ in the title just had to be mine! I am loving every single page, I can hardly put it down! The story line is incredible, and you have won me over with your wonderfully sweet and captivating style of writing. I just never want it to end! I really hate finishing books, especially when I have formed a bond with the characters- and I am definitely attached to Emerson and Sam in this book. I have ‘Breaking The Silence’ on standby for the dreaded moment when I realise I am about to turn to the very last page.
    Anyway, I know I am babbling like a fool here, so I will wrap it up. I don’t know if you will ever read this, but I would be so stunned and elated if you did. It is not very often that I find an author who truly has an effect on me, but you have touched a nerve with me. I know that I will read and read until I run out of Diane Chamberlain books to read, at which point I will become a crazed fan awaiting the release of your newest works! In a way, I am glad to be a new fan, because I still have so much of your writing to enjoy. You are positively wonderful. And I do hope that you have recovered from your cold!

    Kind regards,

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