Category Archives: Editing/Revising

Using Guilty Favorite Movies In Your Writing

My first novel, Nine Mile Bridge, just came back from the editor and man am I seeing red! Not the angry kind of red but the “Holy cow did I write a bunch of crap?” kind of red. Haha. It’s … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Done

Ever the glutton for punishment, I’m planning yet another creative venture for the very near future! Continue reading

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I Did It!

2017 kicked off much better as I gained new perspective and motivation with the book. I pressed on with getting chapters fleshed out fuller than before, and with better focus. Continue reading

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Deadlines and Movie Ratings

I’ve promised myself I’ll do it once more then it’s going to my beta-readers and perhaps they’ll have some input for me I can use. Continue reading

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Best Time Ever!

I was stunned when he asked to interview me and discuss the importance of writing groups, and likewise, to hear my story. Continue reading

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June Update

I can’t describe the joy it was to kill off my first character a few weeks ago and to continue to do so with other characters since. So sweet! Why are you raising an eyebrow at my joy? I mentioned before the story is a thriller right? Continue reading

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So, it’s been a while…

Isn’t it funny how the mind works? You walk into a room only to have forgotten why you went in there in the first place. Especially if it’s the kitchen because, at least for me anyway, I go right for the … Continue reading

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My Novel Update from March

I’ve become somewhat resigned to the idea that as a first-time novelist it’s taking longer than it would usually, but I’m learning a lot. Continue reading

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Learning through Failure

I may be failing, but I’m learning. Continue reading

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The Big Picture

I’ve been on fire re-writing chapter after chapter. Character conflict and resolution, a story arch, new character insights, and fixing how to advance the story without giving away the end. I was seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with a current goal of March for a potential release of Nine-Mile Bridge. I’m going to do this! Continue reading

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