When you first begin writing, you do it for various reasons… Maybe it’s an escape. Maybe it’s for entertainment. Maybe it’s because if you didn’t you would just die. Whatever the reason, it gets your butt into a chair and your fingers onto a keyboard. As you BICHOK away, you may or may not finish […]
She’s aliiiive! After a month plus away from the blog and website, I have returned. I apologize for the absence, but, well, revisions trump website and vacation trumps revisions, so… I’m back now — browner (thanks to Florida sun) and on draft 3 (thanks to hard work). Now on to the blog! Over the last […]
So, the fabulous Holly Lisle is offering her 7-Day Crash Revision Course for only $5. Do you know what this means? This means you can bask in the glorious glow of Holly’s wisdom for practically nothing. And, being who she is, she doesn’t just give you the course for $5, she also gives you access […]
A common mistake writers make when editing their fiction is to start with the details first. They — er, we — adjust our words and our commas, our dialogue and our transitions, our passive voice and our adverbs. But if we start our revisions process here, we’re going to end up doing a lot of […]
Ahh, the rains of spring have arrived here in our German village, and with them, the first flowers and new leaves. Inside my cozy home, the weather is just the same. My manuscript and I are raising a veritable hurricane, and already I can see the gleam of polished prose. Revisions are my favorite part […]
To all my dear readers, I apologize for my blogging infrequency the last week. It’s probably going to continue for quite some time. But there is a reason — and it’s a valid reason! I’m revising Miss Eleanor Fitt and the Spirit-Hunters. My months of preparation are finally in the application stage.
Finished! The first draft of my second book has reached The End. Wunderbar! Now it’s on to the massive revisions. And they will be massive, but I am so excited to start — I love editing and improving what I’ve already created. It’s like getting a diamond from the coal… Okay, terrible metaphor. How about […]