Tag: editing

The Book I Want To Read

I’m near the end of my edits for A CUP OF DUST (my novel in progress). Thus far I have bled 7 purple pens dry and used 3 yellow legal pads full of paper. I can’t even come close to guessing how many cups…

Editing, Geodes, and Shiny Stuff — And Ask Susie Post

I’m in the middle of editing my novel in progress. It’s called A CUP OF DUST. And I have to write the title in all caps because that’s how we roll in the writing biz. I happen to love editing my own work (not…

Editing Life

You, dear friends, will never read my first draft. I don’t show them to anyone. Not my best friends, not my husband….not my AGENT (who I would trust with my offspring and my chocolate, which is saying a lot). Nobody sees them but me….

And Now The Fun Starts — I Love Editing

Last night I wrote the last words of my latest novel. Well, the last words of the first draft, that is. I posted to Facebook, downloaded the latest Mac software, brushed my teeth, went to be, read for an hour, fell asleep. No major…

Humbled By Typos

Writing means edits. Editing is writing. Slash those words. Kill your darlings*. Cut and add and fix and all that jazz. I don’t mind editing. Actually, I like reading the ideas my editor has for my novels**. When something structural needs to be fixed,…

Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That

Hey, hey, hey! Don’t forget to download your ebook of ‘Paint Chips’! It’s only $3.03 on Amazon and $3.99 on Barnes & Noble. Remember 50 cents from each e-book downloaded goes to The Manasseh Project …but only until Sunday, June 30!   I have 35 days….

Day 14 — The End is Near

The end is near. Wait. What are YOU talking about? No…I’m not talking about Mayan Calendar or the Zombie Apocalypse. Dude, I’m talking about my novel. The end is near. I’m closing in on the end. I only have 3,650 words left to hit the 50,000…

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