He let me know how strong the bones of the story were, but that it needed more work before it was done. My ego flared brighter with each mark on the story. I mean, I’ve been a writer all my life, and an avid reader. I knew what I was doing, dammit. So I did the mature thing. I decided to quit writing.
Today I'm working on the last bit of cleanup for Come Here, Cupcake before I send it off to my editor. And while all formatting work will have to wait until it's done being edited, I couldn't help but start working on the chapter headers. You guys, these are so adorable, I just want to … Continue reading The cutest cupcake chapter headers ever!
I’m staring at a blank computer screen right now. Well, not entirely blank. Each word I type is taking up a bit of the white space, filling it with the words that are echoing in my mind and being transposed onto the screen. But the words I want to write, NEED to write, are standing … Continue reading Editing, scrapping, rewriting the novel.
This week, my focus has been on productivity - like how to keep focused on the things I need to do to move forward when there are so many shiny objects distracting me. This is not an easy task for someone like me. Even now, I have the dog barking around me, music playing through … Continue reading 5 ways to deflect distractions
Less than two weeks ago I had the great joy of printing out Forever Thirteen in rough draft form. For weeks I'd been editing the heck out of the raw draft, searching for overused words and weak sentences to bring it up to rough draft status. So to finally get to that point was kind … Continue reading Beta Readers, get ready!
It's amazing what a little more sleep can do for you! "Slept in" this morning (6:15 am is sleeping in…), instead of my usual 5 am wakeup for writing or editing. In fact, I am taking a week off of all editing and writing (except for my day job!) in efforts to recharge and hit … Continue reading Taking a short break