Category Archives: revising

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 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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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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Digging In

Grrrr.  Revisions really get to me.  Progress is slow and unsatisfying.  To me, writing the first words of the story is a bit like horse racing; I’m trying to get my ideas on the page as fast as possible, before … Continue reading

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