Category Archives: editor

Counting the Days – Writing to a Schedule

Hard to believe the year is already half over. At the beginning of 2014, I committed myself to a production schedule for the first time. I made myself a 30-day, 60-day, and 360-day list of GOALS I felt I could … Continue reading

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The Land of Writers

I’m back from the Land of Writers, better known as Lincoln City, Oregon, where I spent the last 8 days attending an Anthology Workshop with some of the most amazing writers and editors imaginable.  Hosted by Dean Wesley Smith and … 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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Back in the Saddle Again

I’m baa-aack, and it feels great to be here.  I finished up a 41-page outline last week, and started over on the GLAMOUR manuscript.  Yes, I threw out 50+ pages of the old manuscript, and chalked it up to a … Continue reading

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The Editor and The Muse

Last week, I received feedback on the FATE manuscript from the freelance editor, Lorin Oberweger ( She gave me feedback in two forms.  The first, a line-by-line edit which went through the entire manuscript.  A very thorough critique.   Thankfully, … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Journey: Part II

I’m cleaning house, dusting, and doing laundry today so that when I get back from my trip, I’ll have a clean house.   You see on Monday, I’ll be driving to Hood River, Oregon (about a six-hour drive from Boise).  This will … Continue reading

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