What is with Finney’s reflector eyes?

They’re like good and evil here. The one on the left wants you to pet him. The one on the right is plotting your destruction.

My agent loved the two chapters I showed her!! I made the few changes she suggested, and after I give them the once over this morning, off they’ll go to my brand new, shiny editor! Accomplishment!

Every chapter I start has one thing that terrifies me. Like with these two chapters. With one I was terrified that I wouldn’t be able to condense the entire history of singing into two pages AND make it interesting. I could. With the other I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to weave in these sad, haunting stories of people from the Grace Church past. I couldn’t! (I will work them in elsewhere.)

With this new chapter it’s portraying John Maclay, my choir director. He’s a very unique character and he’s going to read it, hundreds of choir people who know him are going to read it, and his family is going to read it. Ugh. Plus, I have to pick some aspect about singing to weave into the story of him. Great. I’m freaking myself out.


Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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