Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Check-In

I had all these grand plans to get a big chunk of a Meet Cute done while I was waiting on revision notes.  This just flat didn’t happen.  I couldn’t focus.  I did some plotting on various things, so it wasn’t a total waste.  And I did a bit of well refilling with reading and […]

Surfacing From Revision Hell

I shouldn’t really call it Revision Hell this time.  It didn’t feel like Hell. Either way, I spent my day off yesterday up to my eyeballs in revisions and I finished. So Be Careful, It’s My Heart is off to The Pink Hammer and The Green Gobsmacker for a final pass, I am in talks with […]

Midweek #ROW80 Check-In

It’s been a less than productive week so far.  Part of this is because once I got the two new scenes written in Be Careful, they necessitated that the NEXT chapter be rewritten.  Which I haven’t gotten to yet because of the other part.  The Daisy having a Really Bad Day part. I am a simple woman. […]

Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Update

I’ve been working on first past revision on Be Careful this week.  There’s a stretch I didn’t do a great job on the first time, so I’ve been writing new scenes on it.  Definitely stronger, but I’m not quite done yet. Yesterday was mostly a loss, as there were noisy people having a meeting at my […]

End Round 3 of #ROW80

Okay, so today is the end of Round 3 of #ROW80.  Let’s review what I hoped to get accomplished this round: Finish revisions on Riven.   Write 20 days out of 30 each month.   Fast draft a super outline for the next book.  My craft book for this round is John Truby’s The Anatomy of Story.   […]

Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Update

Another marathon session at the coffeeshop saw me knocking out line edits on Riven yesterday.  It’s gone back to CPs and to a beta reader.  Unless they find something that doesn’t make sense or any typos and such that I overlooked, I feel like it’s pretty well finished.  We’ll see if my objectivity has been restored. […]

Weapons of Mass Writing Destruction

“That.”   It’s such an innocuous sort of word.  You don’t think it’s a big deal, that it’s doing that much damage.  You sprinkle it in, probably like you talk, all through your manuscript.  Like salt.   And like salt, it can quickly get overwhelming.  Become the kneejerk seasoning for the whole thing, until all […]

Midweek #ROW80 Check-In

I finished Revision Hell on Riven on Sunday. Since Monday, I have finished re-recording the three lectures that got screwed up; created test banks for 8 more chapters; set up practice tests, quizzes, unit exams, and the final; set release dates for EVERYTHING; and generally continued to turn my brain into so much mush. So I haven’t […]

Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Update

I’m getting a late start to the writing portion of my day.  After yesterday’s marathon at the coffee shop, this morning I had to do housekeeping stuff like laundry, a run to the grocery (in the next town over, as the students are back and the shelves here are totally wiped out), dishes, and such. […]