I've been working through revising my novel, using Holly Lisle's 'How to Revise Your Novel' class. The first 16 or so Lessons are all about finding what's wrong. Lesson 17, you take your notes, and you start writing in changes on your paper copy. It makes my brain hurt if I do it for too … Continue reading FINALLY Hit the Write In
Okay, first of all 'Interesting Things Just For You' is a long enough preface that I suspect the actually interesting part of the title is hidden if you get updates by email. So I'm shortening that. That said, if you haven't already run across Sarra Cannon, I'm totally throwing her onto your radar. If you're … Continue reading ITJFU: Sarra Cannon at Heart Breathings Author and YouTuber
One of my alpha readers texted to tell me that she loved my novel and couldn't put it down. I about died of relief. You spend a year or more writing a novel alone with no feedback. It's hard to be subjective about your work because what you dreamed it could be is SO MUCH … Continue reading Just A Squee of Glee!
I sent out some copies of my novel to some alpha readers. I don't expect feedback from all of them - some have health issues or anxiety issues, and I really just sent it to them for fun. Doing this, I might note, is nerve wracking. What if they read it and don't like my … Continue reading When It’s Time to Let Someone Else Read Your Baby
Oh, glorious day, the first draft for my Ocooch Mountains 'Still Water' novel is complete. Take a look at those smexy, smexy words freshly printed and inserted in their binder for revision. It finished at 74,500 words or so, which isn't a worry because I always expand dramatically during revision. Printed double spaced, singles sided, … Continue reading First Draft of Ocooch Complete!
I write. SO MUCH. And very little of it is on this webpage. So I thought it would be fun to show what I've written: here's a break down! I have a TON of novels. (This does NOT include any of my short stories!) Year is the year started. Colors in this list are just … Continue reading Did I Mention I Write a Lot? Like, A Lot, A Lot
Creatives will probably know what I mean (and most folks have one for bills), but I had enough energy this last week that I tackled THE Pile of Artwork (and hand written fiction) from my younger years. There was much groaning as I went through it because, wow, awful Fanfiction and Fanart galore! I started … Continue reading House Cleaning Is Like Tetris
I've been having a lot of work related nerves lately, but my husband sat me down. He pointed out that THIS IS MY CHANCE. Working part time and healthy, this is my chance to be a SERIOUS WRITER. Get that book finished and revised and PUBLISHED. I have a cheap content editor available. (Was part … Continue reading Being a Serious Writer
So this is a mini rant. I don't think I've ever done one here, actually, but I was pretty steamed. Your favorite author releases a book. Great! Now, what do you do? Do you: Buy/borrow it, read it and leave glowing (or not) review about the contents of the book Not buy it and leave … Continue reading Rant: Don’t Be THAT Book Reviewer
I had the opportunity to guest post on Jami Gold's writing blog, and I was SUPER STOKED. So, I'm letting you know! The post is a rewrite of an old post a made - but after all the writing and editing they're barely recognizable as the same post. You can find it HERE. We talk about … Continue reading Guest Post on Jami Gold’s Blog