Tag Archives: editing

Dreaming of my book- literally.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had an anxiety based dream.  One of those dreams were (despite the fact that you graduated two years ago, in real life) you get a letter from the registrar’s office saying that you have been absent to a class that you never remembered signing up for.  Due to the …

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So the edits are in…

Much to my dismay as a 1) first time writer 2) impatient person, there are MANY steps to writing. Of course I wrote the book, then it was edited (approximately 97 times).  Then there was the agent and publisher queries (aka begging).  Then the magical moment when I got picked up. Now the publisher has …

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Pro tip from an amateur

If it is 9 degrees Fahrenheit in North Carolina, where anything under 45 degrees makes people don parkas, gloves, muffs, 7 pairs of pants and 9 sweatshirts, you will probably drink a LOT of coffee to stay warm. After about the 6th cup you will realize why you normally limit yourself to “2 or 3 …

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Editors are Editing!

So to my surprise, the editors are still talking to me 🙂 One said “this only needs light editing.” That made me happy- maybe I am a writer 😉 Now let’s address the whole idea of people taking your work (your baby?) and changing it.  I knew it had to happen,  that’s what the editing …

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Thanksgiving, Kittens and Editing

This won’t be a blog about all of the things I’m thankful for, but I definitely could write one of those. I got to spend time with Dad- an activity I used to dread as a kid, and now relish. After watching a painful Cowboys loss, the day was over.  I am currently house sitting …

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First Excerpt from “The Book” (ok, it’s a paragraph)

So many of you have wanted to read the book, but like any artiste (said, with the over accentuated accent), I don’t want to share my work until it is complete.  With a book, this takes a very, very long time.  I also HAVE to share it with certain people- editors, my writing group that …

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