Writing, Proofing, Moving

| September 13, 2016

Today I’m proofing my novella for A Heartwarming Holiday for the last time. After this, I won’t be touching it again–always an anxious time for a writer. Like sending your children to school on the first day. Did you make them wear something their friends won’t like? Will their lunch be sitting in the bag, […]

Writers can work anywhere!

| March 9, 2016

And today, I’m working at a car dealership. I have some sort of oil–something–valve–who’sit problem that is apparently going to take three or more hours to repair. I’d pretty much trade this laptop for a string cheese, which I could have brought with me, but I had no idea the above-mentioned problem would require 3-4 […]

Something to Consider

| July 31, 2013

The power of the judicious edit. While I was at RWA’s national meeting, I spoke with someone who was pretty upset by another author who had said she couldn’t read a book without editing. I wasn’t so put off with that because I’ve worked as an editor and writer since about two years after I […]

Editing

| March 13, 2012

I’m editing both my stuff and contest stuff. But I have a whole quiet day to do it in. For my stuff, I’m remembering several story points/characterization changes as I go. I’ve put them on sticky notes on my laptop. When I was in school, writing anything down made me remember it. If I wrote […]