Hello, again, Monday!

| March 14, 2016

Why did you start so early? I hate springing ahead. I really don’t care for spring. I can see that the blooming trees and plants are truly beautiful, but they mean the flipping heat is on the way. (My perpetual complaint.) Maybe if we lived farther north, where we had a shot at an actual […]

I have a synopsis!

| March 8, 2016

As I told friends, I could disappear forever into the plotholes, and it’s so rough, I could lop off a limb on the jagged edges, but I’m about to go edit–and that’s when magic happens–when you see what you have, and how your unconscious has been plotting behind your back. I know a story/synopsis is […]

Monday, Monday!

| March 7, 2016

What are you doing this Monday? My proposal underwent major surgery this past week and weekend. I excised an especially insistent secondary character and got to the heart of some emotion. And I enjoyed it. A little over a year ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes after a particularly nasty bout of DKA that apparently […]

Still Revising

| March 4, 2016

I’m going to whine. I’m in the oh-my-heavens, every muscle in my body aches stage of a cold, and I’m trying to add emotion to my story. Yesterday, edited 18 pages, and ended up with a net gain of 0 words. That would be because I didn’t have emotion, and I had some blah blah […]

Revising

| March 3, 2016

Is not for sissies. Every word starts to sound like a bad choice. Every plot point feels weak. I’m ignoring my surly internal editor and moving forward. Taking a chance, and remembering, this pass is for layering in emotion. And these folks have plenty of conflict and emotion. Usually, this is the part I like, […]

Word Surgery

| June 27, 2012

Yesterday was a painful writing day. I had to cut. Cut deeply. The thing about fast draft was that I got a story going, and I wrote a ton of words. I just cut a painful number of those words. I thought twice. Did I really want to go that far back to the beginning? […]

Monday Arrives Again

| June 4, 2012

I wonder if I’ve mentioned how much I love Mondays. I loved them a little more when the beloved had a job outside the home because I had the place to myself. As I write this (late Sunday evening), he tells me he’ll be removing tile tomorrow. I’m working outside our home come the Monday. […]

Hello, Random Monday!

| January 9, 2012

I’m not as slackadaisical as I look. I’ve been revising a proposal, and I decided to focus on that before I came back to blogging, post-holidays. I finished the changes and mailed the proposal mere moments ago, so here I am again! (Pardon this tangent, but while I’m writing this, I’m watching a movie, and […]

Working Holiday

| December 19, 2011

Have the holidays started at your house? Our company arrived early, and somehow I’ve fallen behind in my revising. I’m on the last read-through, but terrible things happen here while I’m focused on work. The house falls apart. All cleaning ends. That’s fine unless you hear someone you love is able to arrive early for […]

Friday!

| December 16, 2011

Dear, Friday, you’ve arrived too soon! I have work to do and shopping to finish and a house to clean and dinner to sort out. Everyone in this house is a better cook than I. Wonder why they wouldn’t rather eat their own tastier food? The other thing–I lack the carnivore instinct. Tonight, we’re having […]