Revising My Revision

| December 13, 2011

I finished. I checked off all the changes the editor asked for, and then my critique partner, Karen Whiddon, read it. Thank goodness. She’s unbelievably busy, so I was lucky she was willing. She put her finger on the problem I’ve been wrestling, and then she came up with an idea of how to fix […]

Days are Flying

| December 9, 2011

Some friends are going to the beach soon. I’m sorry I can’t go along, so I thought I’d add one of the billions of beach photos I took last month. I’ve been trying desperately to enjoy each day, not to wish time away, or think only of “when this happens,” which I have a tendency […]

Flyby–I’m revising!

| December 8, 2011

No time for blah-blah-blah. No time to think if I’m not thinking about my proposal. I need to finish the revisions by Friday, let the story rest over the weekend, read again on Monday, and off Max and Ilena go on their return trip to the editor! I’m trying to bury myself in their lives, […]

Random Monday

| December 5, 2011

Must chat about weather again. Because we’ve delved back into summer. Who wants to sweat during the Christmas parade? Fortunately, we can see storms on the way. Maybe they’ll bring cooler temps. I’ve had really good news. The editor I’ve been working with has asked for revisions, and I could not be more excited. Seriously. […]

Oh, Wednesday…

| July 22, 2010

From the hindsight of Thursday, I’m glad Wednesday is over. Wednesday was a harsh day. My tyrant didn’t make the grade. The funny thing is, I feel bad, as if I let down the editor and the characters. First, the editor, who’s been so generous with her time and her comments. I never enjoy seeming […]

I’ve been gone a while

| February 17, 2010

We had weather that took out the satellite. I had revisions–which I’m gleeful to say–make the book better, and now it’s on the editor’s desk in England. I’m so happy about that. Now to run the revision through the next 55 unedited pages or so that I’ve already written, assuming I can keep some of […]