I was reading a book the other day, by an author who I get a chance to chat with in a Clubhouse room that does writing sprints. She published a book that was subsequently turned into a TV series, and she had an insightful comment that I want to share with you: Do not compare… Continue reading Manuscript vs. Finished Book: Are they the same?
Some of you may know that aside from writing and sewing, I do wig reviews on YouTube. Well, one of my wig baes invited me to Clubhouse for some hair and beauty discussions but once I got on there, I filled my profile with writing related information and started connecting with a number of writing… Continue reading What I learned on Clubhouse
Some of you may have heard the term R&R in the publishing world. It means revise and resubmit. An agent I sent a PB to about 6 months ago rejected it and requested other work. So I dug around to see what I had because I was still writing my YA rom com and I… Continue reading Revise and Resubmit Request
Hey folks, it's been a minute since I got caught up on here. My last post was probably in December or January when I had just completed my WIP from NanoWriMo. So as you know I took a deep developmental editing class that lasted until March 1 and wow was it intense! Most of us… Continue reading What’s New? Plenty
I know I've been gone for a while -- been working on polishing up my latest manuscript -- and that is what I am here to discuss today. When will revisions end? After taking a deep developmental editing course that lasted TWO MONTHS, I am convinced that revisions NEVER end. EVER. There is ALWAYS something… Continue reading When Do Revisions End???
Man! I cannot believe I did it. I am only 2K away from finishing NanoWriMo. I hope to get those 2,000 words written by turkey day and then the real work begins. As you have heard me say before, the first draft is NEVER the finished product. Once I put those last words into Scrivener,… Continue reading The NanoWriMo Home Stretch
Meeting your book halfway can mean a lot of things, but in this post it means reassessing where you are after you've gotten this far. I just surpassed 26K in my nanowrimo challenge and I'm feeling pretty good about my progress and how the book is shaping up. With 24K left to go, I am… Continue reading Meeting Your Book Halfway
NanoWriMo is finally here and we are off to a great start! I have a close friend taking this journey with me and I am so excited to see how his book progresses. On this very first day I discovered something that I actually expected: my Shot Sheet got altered. What does that mean? It… Continue reading And They’re Off!
Yes, I am having them. I actually shared a few pages of the book I intend to create next month with an agent and she liked it! No pressure, right? But as you know, I have a plan and I intend to carry it out. The thing is, November's end will only yield a first… Continue reading Pre-Nano Jitters
I have some news today. I have created a podcast to coincide with this blog and I call it Write After Work. This podcast is for those of you who prefer to listen than to read (shudder the thought!). But I understand that sometimes we do not have time to read or we are in… Continue reading My New Podcast ‘Write After Work’