Books

Weekend Domestic

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It has been my holy grail this week to try and find something to read.  It’s not like there’s a dearth of reading material in my house.  Indeed, the leaning tower of To Be Read books is alarmingly high, but there hasn’t been anything in it that struck my fancy.  I picked up at least […]

Editing/Revision

Daily Progress Report

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I read through the entire manuscript for House of Cards, finishing all the line edits, typos, punctuation errors, formatting changes, and finally general tightening up of the language.  I just sent it off to all my beta readers.  I’ll be eagerly awaiting their replies!  In the meantime, I was debating whether or not to start […]

Editing/Revision

The End…Again…

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Yeah, so I hated the ending I wrote.  It wasn’t all bad, but it was just meh…  So Pot, in her divine awesomeness, took a stab at it, and I did some tweaking and merging and wound up with something I was REALLY happy with. I hopped over to work to print a draft (shhhh, […]

Books

The Bittersweet End (Almost)

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I woke up to 26 views on here this morning, and while I’m elated, I am also puzzled. I haven’t written anything interesting since last week–just my little itty bitty Daily Progress Reports. I hope this means I’ve garnered some regular readers who check in every day to see if I’ve done something worth reading. […]

Editing/Revision

A Little (Counter?) Productive Procrastination

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Yes, I admit it.  I am procrastinating.  I’ve dug out my office (which was loaded with clutter), re-established my desk as a workspace, and reviewed my Action Points Outline and stared at the screen and I am simply…meh…on what to write.  The other night I updated my hand-held calendar (one of those checkbook size ones) […]

Editing/Revision

Daily Progress Report & Compulsion To Distill

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HOC: 1492 Daily Goal: Met Since the big read through a couple of weeks ago, which prompted the storyboarding and rearrangement of my timeline in the name of building suspense, I have been slowly processing other things that need to be done. Not only am I adding in quite a few scenes from my bad […]

Editing/Revision

Daily Progress Report

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I am brain dead. After my recent full read-through of Houses of Cards I noticed a very definitive change in tone from the first half of the book (which has focused predominantly on the relationship) to the second half of the book (when the investigation really gets rolling).  Prior to the second half there were […]

Editing/Revision

A Grain Of Salt

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Okay I’ve been up for over an hour and I’m still caffeinating. God I hate morning. Have to get used to it though. I’m starting a new job in mid July that’s going to necessitate me going from working evenings/nights to normal people hours. As my brain is not booted up enough to actually write […]

Editing/Revision

Daily Progress Report

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Totem: 954 Daily Goal: Met Well, I finally broke down and did it.  The thing I am always loathe to do, given that I am a pantser by nature.  I outlined.  Only so far as I’ve written up to this point (I’m not into planning out all the spiffy little details of the entire plot…that’s […]

Editing/Revision

Manuscript Liposuction

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Well after a very long day of extremely gratifying work I have cut 3 and a half chapters, 36 pages, and not quite 9,000 words of filler and fluff from my manuscript on Houses of Cards.  I wrote in and clarified quite a bit of stuff, inserting emotion as needed and generally tightening up the […]