In Which I Am Editing Again

I am so confused by myself lately. I seem to have great discipline one day, and then none the next. I wrote 30,000 words in my old WIP and then just stopped. Uninspired? I don’t know. I have ideas I’d like to write, I know where the story needs to go. But then Gold Valley … Continue reading

Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect, But It Certainly Makes Progress

I am rewriting, as always. This time it is my NaNoWriMo novel, Gold Valley. I’m in the 1st rewrite at this point, so I’m simply adding. Nothing more. I’m trying very hard not to go through and nitpick at my grammar, or remove my extraneous commas, or change character names. This first rewrite is simply … Continue reading

Self-Editing, or Ripping Your Book To Pieces

I just finished reading a book called Self- Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King, two accomplished editors in the business. I have to say, as far as books about writing go, this is definitely one of the more helpful and usable guides I’ve read. It breaks down professional writing piece by … Continue reading

Where There is a Hangover, There Are New Years Resolutions

And I do have them. Surely you can guess what a few of them are (eat better, exercise more, etc.), because we all have those same goals. But there is another goal that I have tacked onto my list of resolutions, thanks to my success in NaNoWriMo, and that is to finish the novel I … Continue reading