I guess it was the time change, but I woke up at 6 am this morning. It’s not 8 am yet, but my daily words for Nano are done (1782). Awesome because I have lots of other writing projects I need to get done today. This is my fourth year doing Nanowrimo and I love… Read More Nanowrimo Tips 2018: I’ve Been There
Never turn your back on an open window, that’s rule 1. Matt Christian is a broken, pill-popping, ex-teacher who sleeps in his car. Following his only lead for a job, he arrives at a secluded mining town in the Kentucky mountains. He quickly discovers that not only is the town full of odd rules, but… Read More First Novel Launches Today!
I’ve been away for a long time, but I’ve been working this whole time. I am in the final weeks before launching my first book on Amazon, Ghosts of Black Bear Mountain. I had no idea it would take three years to complete this book, but I released myself from thinking about the timeline and… Read More I’m Published!
Since I’ve been devoting three hours per day to editing, my first round of my editor’s comments on my manuscript have gone much faster than anticipated. I had set aside two weeks, but I have finished them in four days. After going through his comments and suggestions, I see the difference in edits and rewrites.… Read More Issues with Foreshadowing
So I got my novel back from my developmental editor a month or two ago. Wow. It’s been that long? You know how it goes, you get wrapped up in this and that, and “this and that” are always so important. So these last few days I’ve been trying to work on this beast of… Read More Editing: Like I Know Anything
My mermaid short story is finally off to my line-editor and I have to say I feel pretty good about it. I can see that story developing into something more, but my thoughts of that got sidetracked because I got my development edits back on Friday. First of all, my editor worked on my novel… Read More Developmental Edit Returns like the Prodigal Son
I am working on wrapping up a short story for submission to an anthology. Like I have said in previous posts, the hardest part has been staying under the five thousand word limit. After I finished the first draft, I was 552 words over. It took picking at it for three days, but I finally… Read More Grow Your Craft by Cutting Lean
So I’m working on a short story for an anthology that is due at the end of April. I am on vacation and I gave myself a week to finish the first draft. Happy and surprised me, I finished it yesterday, Wednesday. So today I am beginning my first edit. The story can only be… Read More Short Story 1st Edit
I’ve been working on a short story for about a month, but I will admit, I’ve mainly just being playing with the idea. I’ve managed to write half of it, but again I’ve mainly been goofing off. The word limit is only 5K. My first book that is off at my editor is 11oK so… Read More Short Stories are a Good Place to Start
I have been away, living in the life of my day job filled with talented children, acting out the work of truly talented playwrights, but these last two months have been busy even beyond my normal standards. I was surprised even though I was at working for numerous 14 hour days that I wasn’t writing.… Read More A True Monster in the Darkness