Petition to Change November to NaNoWriMo

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Every time I read a blog post from word-slinging Chuck Wendig I feel equal parts fear, exhilaration, disappointment and excitement – in that order. Fear because his word-herding sticks are sharp and dripping with the blood of his most recent bout of editing, and mine are blunt.  Exhilaration because FUCK YEAH I can do this, […]

Rut-Roh

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Let’s say you’re really pumped for your next workout.  It’s going to be the BEST. I mean epic, Rocky-inspired, come-back shit. The sweat of angels will pour off you and everywhere the droplets touch the ground roses will spring forth and when they bloom fairies will be born and spread their magic throughout the kingdom. […]

Hijackings & Exorcisms

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I can’t decide if it’s been a rough week or a great week.  Pain and pleasure are synonymous for some people, and I didn’t think I was one of them…but damn it feels good to write, no matter how painful the process is at times. I suppose I’m a bit stranger than even I expected. […]

Editing Check In #2

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I’ve been making steady progress in the editing department.  I was a little surprised at how much of it was sitting around thinking about my characters and my plot and not marking the document up with blood.  I suppose I haven’t gotten to that point yet, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t bled for this […]

Things In My Head

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A small collection of some of the gems that have passed from synapse to synapse during my on-going editing process.  Enjoy! Ok, I can do this.  Yeah, I can rock these edits.  [plays The Eye of the Tiger, runs laps around the building] This isn’t so bad. Oooh, hey, that sentence is really good. Yay […]

Hey, Baby. You Come Here Often?

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After completing my first read-through I took the last few days to make miscellaneous notes on whatever came to me.  These notes were about plot, character, structure, setting, things I liked, things I hated, consistency etc.  Basically anything that came to mind (even the occasional: RUN WHILE YOU STILL CAN).  It’s amazing how many notes […]

Editing Check In

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In my limited experience, when you’re first writing your book, everything is new and exciting, an uncharted stretch of map, a blank canvas.  Anything is possible.   Editing, on the other hand, is about trying to find your way home by following a jellybean trail on a night with a new moon in a forest full […]

Editing is Coming

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In approximately 5 days & 2 hours I will be editing my novel. At least, that was the plan, but the printer we ordered arrived way ahead of schedule. Which means the editing will begin – gulp – today. Or maybe tomorrow. Tomorrow is good, too. [note: meme is based on THIS AMAZING BLOG POST […]