Tag Archives: editing

Updates: The good, the bad, and the other stuff.

I know, I know. I’ve been terribly negligent lately. Between editing, rereading, writing, and fielding my mother’s uncomfortably acute insights, I’m just exhausted. Lack of sleep might also have something to do with it, but that comes with the territory. Good news: We’re close. Book two is so so so soooo close. Expect a publication date soon… and perhaps that

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Insanity/editing

Here’s one you’ve probably heard a million times: The definition of “insanity” is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. That’s obviously not the definition of insanity, but it certainly sounds nuts. Is it really, though? I mean, sure, if you keep approaching a problem from the same angle over and over again, you’re

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Quick update

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve written anything here, but I have a good excuse. I’ve been pushing hard to get the last (please please please let it be the last) cover-to-cover editing pass finished – and it’s done! I sent it off for further review, and now… again… I wait. The ending of the book was significantly restructured,

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Botching it forward.

Speaking of doing stupid things and making life more difficult for myself (yes, I know that I wasn’t speaking of that, but really, I’m¬†always speaking of that, one way or another), I managed to completely eff myself up a couple of weeks ago. When I create a new draft version, I always make a copy of the previous one and

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Book 2 updates & the plague.

Let’s see, where are we? I’ve gone through all of the feedback that I’ve received for book 2, and the technical corrections are done — punctuation, spelling, missing words, and the occasional tweaking of a phrase. I also wrote a new (very short) chapter to add a tiny bit of semi-closure to one particular scene. I have two things left

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Thesauri. Thesauruses. Tyranthesaurus Rex.

I was planning… something… when I typed the word “writing” into a Google search the other day. I’m not trying to be cagey, I just can’t remember what I originally planned to search for. I ended up going down a rabbit hole, instead. After I typed “writing” into the field, Google sprouted some of its handy-dandy suggestions, and the first

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