Category Archives: revision

Taking My Time

  I spent the past year rushing. Rushing to get revisions done. Rushing to line up promo events. Rushing to create marketing materials. Rushing. Rushing. Rushing. I can’t remember a single moment where I wasn’t trying to do something faster … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

Hello! I’m back from my blog sabbatical. Since it’s been a while, I figured I’d do a what’s- been-happening post for my books and me! The Unbelievables series The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts won the Silver Falchion Judges’ Choice Awards for … Continue reading

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Writer's Digest Contest Win + Summer Blog Hiatus

The Writer’s Digest contest results are in and I came in first place! http://www.writersdigest.com/your-story-competition/your-story-74-submit-now Thank you so much to everyone who voted for my sentence. It took me weeks to craft that little bugger. Coming in first place was such … Continue reading

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Hello Line Edits!

Hello, my amazing readers! I thought I’d start out with a little treat. Here’s a behind the scenes look at Six Train’s sequel in progress. It’s a screenshot of what the line edits from my editor look like for the … Continue reading

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The Writing Goeth…

The last 9 weeks have felt like this writing wise. I pretty much rewrote the entire book for Six Train’s sequel. And now the developmental edits are done! I want to dance and sing and shout. I feel like what … Continue reading

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Working Hard for a Weekend

Right now my novel is like a cone around my head. It’s all I see. It’s all I can think about. It’s my entire world. But my best friend’s birthday is coming up in March. And I am going to … Continue reading

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The Rollercoaster of Revisions

It was a few weeks back, when I was in NY for the MWA-NY panel, that I sat down to lunch and read something that would help me through my editorial revisions over the past week and a half. It’s … Continue reading

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The Importance of Time Away as You Revise

As I’ve been working on revisions, I’ve noticed that 30 pages a day works well for me. It’s usually 4 hours of actual time at the computer making changes. Which may not sound like a lot, but that’s just the … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Sequel

The first draft felt pretty good. The second draft was something I survived. The beta comments told me I had a long way to go in revising the sequel to The Six Train to Wisconsin. As I struggle through my … Continue reading

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What You Didn’t Know Can Hurt You

Six Train’s sequel is decimating me. What I thought was a good second draft isn’t. And I’m trying to balance my vision for the story against my betas’ comments. I’ve run the emotional gamut from let’s burn this entire manuscript … Continue reading

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