How did 2017 go? My only real goal this year was to finish Book 1, and I did. I finished the first draft, did my own round of revising/edits and have sent it out to a handful of readers for their feedback. So while it's not yet in shape to be queried, it IS technically … Continue reading Writing Goals for 2018
I've started reading through some magazines I've had sitting around for months and came across an interesting quote in the Editor's Note of the July/August 2017 issue of Poets & Writers. In it, Kevin Larimer talks about the notion, popular amongst aspiring authors, of publishing as an "impenetrable fortress." Even though I haven't started to … Continue reading Different Way of Thinking
A couple of weeks ago, I considered myself "done" with Book One. Almost. Faced with conflicting beta reader/CP opinions about the opening of my story, I was in no state to deal with potentially humongous changes. Instead, I finished all the small edits, marked a handful of things "to come back to," including the beginning. … Continue reading Book One – Next Steps!
Triggers and trigger warnings are a huge topic, about which I have mixed feelings. But I'm not here to address the overall topic today; instead, I wanted to talk about one side of the matter that I don't often see mentioned. What if you, the writer, are the one who's triggered by what you're writing? … Continue reading Writers Dealing with Triggering Scenes?
Hi all, No new post this week, I'm afraid. I'm in NYC all this week with my husband and on top of a pretty full schedule, we're also both ill. ~_~ (But not ill enough to warrant cancelling everything!) So, I'll be back next week. If you'd like more immediate updates on what I'm doing, … Continue reading On Vacation This Week
Hi everyone, I'm due for a "real" entry this week, and one's coming, but I just had to announce that as of today, I am beginning the first round of editing on Book One of Front and Center. I AM SO EXCITED. 😀 The place I originally envisioned stopping Book One wasn't going to work-- … Continue reading First Round of Editing, YAY