First Annual Holiday Write-In Extravaganza #1

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Welcome ladies and gent’s to the first annual 2014 Write-In Extravaganza. I will be your singing, dancing, poo-flinging monkey for the next approximately 4 weeks. OK, probably there won’t be any poo-flinging. Probably. What is a Write-In Extravaganza? Why, I’m so glad you asked! I’m done with school for the next 4 weeks or so, […]

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, […]

Post Vacation Check In

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I’m back from vacation. Yay. Cue dancing girls & fireworks. I made it whole and in one piece and my sister and I managed not to mutilate each other, so all in all I’d say it was a good trip. In case you’re not up to date on the happenings of my life (and if […]

Vacation FTW

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I realize it’s been a bit since my last blog. Close to two weeks. This fact is not lost on me and does, in fact, make me feel like a sucky human being. (so thanks for rubbing that in).  It’s been a challenging few weeks for my writing.  My 9 – 5, which is actually […]

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 […]