Category Archives: editing

The Joy of Having Written

I finished editing the final six chapters on AURUM today.  I’m done.  Finished, Finito. This is my fourth completed novel.  The joy and lightness of spirit that comes with having written is a high I’ve now experienced four times, but … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

I’ve been on a bit of a high since making my first professional sale in May and seeing my short story published in August.  Recently, I’ve begin to experience the letdown that comes with a return to regularly scheduled programming. … Continue reading

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Purging the Three-letter-word Profanity

I’m taking a class on pitches and blurbs.  It’s a good class, and it’s helping me even more than I expected. One of the most important elements of strong pitches and blurbs is using active language, and this means ridding … Continue reading

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Edit Mode

I’ve started editing my latest WIP this week.  I finished up the first draft of AURUM on July 4th, and have spent the last five weeks focused on getting Destiny Blues published, preparing GLAMOUR for publication later this fall, reviewing … Continue reading

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Sharpening the Blade

Slowly but surely, I’m closing in on the final stages of my latest work on progress, GLAMOUR.  It will be my third complete novel in three years.  I am gratified to see that my writing is much better than the … Continue reading

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Small Victories

I just finished a major revision on Glamour, and Draft 3.0 is now complete.    Many thanks to the excellent feedback and encouragement I received from my early readers.  Based on their feedback, and feedback I’d gotten from the Pros … Continue reading

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Plotting Along – Thank You, Theresa Meyers!

I spent the day in a local Romance Writer’s workshop yesterday with Theresa Meyers ( http://www.theresameyers.com/index.php ).  All but a couple of us were writers of the romance genre or sub-genres, but most of what she had to teach us transcended … Continue reading

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