• Craft books,  Editing,  NaNoWriMo,  Uncategorized

    Editing Made Easier

    First, it’s been WAY TOO LONG since I last wrote a blog post. One of my goals for 2017 is to remedy that. I’m shooting for one post a month. The themes will be similar to years’ past: writing, romance, and self-care of writers. Here goes. Let’s start with editing. While I wouldn’t say I’m a slow writer, I definitely fear that I’m a slow editor. One of my goals is to get faster at writing and editing my novels. The first book I edited, Kissed at Midnight, went through multiple drafts. I wanted to take a big picture approach: developmental edits first, then line edits, then proofreading. And, while…

  • Editing,  Querying,  Writer self-care,  Writing

    Back to School Mojo

    First, I just want to say how much I miss blogging. It always clears my head. At the risk of blogging half-formed posts, I may need to reincorporate regular blogging into my writing goals because it does something so positive for me. So, stay tuned and I promise to make such posts have some sort of direction or meaningful nugget beyond my own need to vent/write about my writing. Okay, then. It’s day three of my kids being back to school and today was the first day I didn’t have to go to my day job. So, yay!! A day for writing. Kind of. Mostly. I’ve taken a couple of…

  • Editing,  Uncategorized

    April Showers of Editing and Mayhem

    I should be editing–and I am–but I’m taking a quick break to blog. Blogging clears my mind, relaxes me, and helps me focus. Forward progress on my WIP is moving along. I’m on my third draft. The editing has been heavier than I imagined, but it’s all for the better. There were ideas I plugged in on the first draft that I’ve taken out. For instance, my hero had WAY TOO MANY superpowers. Not quite Batman-level toys, but more like several that were random. On this edit, I’ve pared them down to just what he needs. I can’t make it too easy on him. So, editing is going forward. Slower…