Someone asked me what my favorite part of Sedition was the other day and I sort of stood there, struggling for an answer. I finally said that Trenna was my favorite part of the book, but she shook her head and asked for a specific scene and then proceeded to tell me hers. Which, let's … Continue reading Favorite Scenes — Deviation Edition
The beginning of this book was a little rough. I had a hard time understanding what was going on, which might have been done on purpose since the character didn't know what was going on either. As a reader this was a trifle frustrating since I prefer to know just a little bit more than … Continue reading Book Review – Incantation by Annamaria Bazzi
As pointed out in my previous post, I made a stupid mistake with an avocado and managed to cut the nerves in two of my fingers. Given my chosen profession, this has been problematic. While I can hand-write everything still fine (because I'm right-handed and all that), I cannot type with the speed and duration … Continue reading Life Sans Two Fingers
As of today I have 38,643 words edited in the Tapped novel. According to my calendar I should be on Chapter 11, but I'm actually moving into Chapter 13 next week. I'm supremely pleased with the way it is turning out. Thanks to my developmental editor I'm having a blast fleshing out all those places … Continue reading Blurbs & The Hated Synopsis
I cannot be the only author out there who wakes up after a dream and wonders what the heck just happened. Case in point -- last night as I slumbered I found myself being chased by ex-communicated 15th Century Conquistadors. I should qualify that statement with the fact that I am not in history class … Continue reading The Dream Life of an Author — AKA Conquistadors?
At the beginning of January I started editing my science fiction - Tapped. (Which is a working title, I think. Every time I read it I twitch a little.) I'm implementing developmental edits that my editor Gabriel Fitzpatrick suggested and I must say I'm having a blast. It's interesting to me that the process I … Continue reading Letting the Internal Editor Bare its Teeth
Looking at my blog schedule I realized that I have all of 3 weeks left in the year. 3 weeks and 2013 is over! Well, three weeks and a few days if we want to be technical. But since the end of this year is actually going to be supremely crazy for me (5-year-old + … Continue reading Good Lord, is 2013 almost over?
I hope you all had as much fun as I did writing during the month of November. I do so love National Novel Writing Month and I was so happy to have the chance to participate this year ... even though I lost. I was short by about 14,000 words which if I hadn't gone … Continue reading Congratulations to all NaNoWriMo Participants
Woot! My NaNo project -- tentatively titled Residual Haunting -- is just shy of 25k, which means I'm halfway there. I think I might actually win this year. I deserve more chocolate. I'll admit that I keep having to shove my internal editor away. There are lots of things I'm going to have to change … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week 2 Roundup
Well, Persona is finished. Or at least a draft of Persona is finished. Here in the next couple of weeks I'll be searching for an appropriate editor to go through it, and then I'll edit and edit and ... edit some more. Until then, I'm in celebratory mode. I've got Nantucket Dark Chocolate cookies (from … Continue reading The End & Thoughts on Serializing Novels